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Chris Van Allsburg

The One Essential Holiday Book for Kids and the Adults Who Love Them: Chris Van Allsburg's 'The Polar Express'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 12.01.2016 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

As your holiday gift to yourself, buy the book. Not the "special edition" with the bell and the CD and Lord knows what else. Not the Kindle download. The basic book. Because it's all you need.

How a Children's Book Can Teach Writers About Engaging Storytelling

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.28.2016 | Entertainment

The truth of the matter in writing is that writers all too often over-complicate the notion of engaging an audience, especially when writing mysteries, thrillers and compelling dramas.

Travels With Chris Van Allsburg

Alexandra Kennedy | Posted 11.25.2013 | Home
Alexandra Kennedy

I fell in love with Chris Van Allsburg's books about a dozen years ago when one of my boys brought home a copy of The Polar Express from the library.

"The Polar Express": Counting Down to Christmas

Karen Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karen Walsh

"The Polar Express" is a book about hope and joy and how kids can possess a more unfettered wisdom than adults, and it is the summation of all that is great about the holiday season.

Movie Review: Disney's A Christmas Carol

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This is, by my count, the third version of Dickens' story that Walt Disney Studios has put out. The story, however, was always Dickens', as it is now.