We are so excited for the holidays and the hustle and bustle of Christmas. It definitely is the most wonderful time of the year and we love hearing about the festivities happening in your home and the holiday traditions your families are doing this year. The holiday spirit is in the air and we have so much fun sharing it with you and your children.
As you all know, this is a time for giving and we want to join in the fun! After all, tis better to give than to receive. That is why we have decided to give away a copy of the Polar Express for a stocking stuffer or a fun item to put under your tree. You know how important reading is to us and to the development of our growing children, so we thought this would be a great opportunity to get them excited about reading and excited about the holidays. It is one of our favorite classics and goes along with our favorite holiday picks for 2014.
Enter below to win a copy for you or your child. Our contest ends on Monday, December 15, 2014, so don’t wait!
The Polar Express
As the story starts off, a young boy, who used to adore Christmas, hears a train whistle roar. To his astonishment, he finds the train is waiting for him. He sees a conductor who then proceeds to look up at his window. He runs downstairs and goes outside. The conductor explains the train is called the Polar Express, and is journeying to the North Pole. The boy then boards the train, which is filled with chocolate and candy, as well as many other children in their pajamas.
As the train reaches the North Pole, the boy and the other children see thousands of Christmas elves gathered at the center of town waiting to send Santa Claus on his way. The boy is handpicked by Santa to receive the first gift of Christmas. Realizing that he could choose anything in the world, the boy asks for one bell from one of the reindeer’s harnesses. The boy places the bell in the pocket of his robe and all the children watch as Santa takes off into the night for his annual deliveries.
Later, on the train ride home, the boy discovers that the bell has fallen through a hole in his pocket. The boy arrives home and goes to his bedroom as the train pulls away. On Christmas morning, his sister finds a small package for the boy under the tree, behind all of the other gifts. The boy opens the box and discovers that it is the bell, delivered by Santa who found it on the seat of his sleigh. When the boy rings the bell, both he and his sister marvel at the beautiful sound. His parents, however, are unable to hear the bell and remark that it must be broken. The book ends with a famous line, but you’ll have to read the story to find out how it ends.
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