The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
The Polar Express

Chris Van Allsburg

The Polar Express

Chris Van Allsburg

30 pages first pub 1985 (editions)

fiction childrens fantasy lighthearted fast-paced

Community Reviews Summary of 7,088 reviews

Moods

lighthearted 76%
adventurous 51%
hopeful 43%
inspiring 30%
relaxing 26%
reflective 18%
emotional 15%
mysterious 5%
sad 5%
funny 4%

Pace

fast 75%
medium 20%
slow 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 58% | Character: 22% | A mix: 16% | N/A: 2%

Strong character development?

No: 56% | Yes: 22% | N/A: 18% | It's complicated: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 87% | N/A: 10% | No: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 65% | Yes: 16% | N/A: 13% | It's complicated: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 70% | N/A: 16% | It's complicated: 6% | Yes: 6%

Average rating

4.19

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