a little quilting, reading, and an occasional cookie
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Asking if you've ever read The Polar Express by Chris VanAllsburg might be like asking if you've ever read The Night Before Christmas.
Chris VanAllsburg grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His boyhood home is represented in the book exactly as it was when he was growing up.
A few years ago when the movie was finally made (after much convincing by Tom Hanks), I was able to take two children from school to the premier that was held FOR children. There Mr. VanAllsburg told us "This happened to me. I just wrote it down." And no one doubted him.