The Phantom Tollbooth

byNorton JusterIllustratorJules Feiffer

October 12, 1988|
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
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With almost 5 million copies sold 60 years after its original publication, generations of readers have now journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic. Enriched by Jules Feiffer’s splendid illustrations, the wit, wisdom, and wordplay of Norton Juster’s offbeat fantasy are as beguiling as ever. 

“Comes up bright and new every time I read it . . . it will continue to charm and delight for a very long time yet. And teach us some wisdom, too.” --Phillip Pullman

For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason. Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams!
Norton Juster was an architect and planner, professor emeritus of design at Hampshire College, and the author of a number of highly acclaimed children's books, including The Dot and the Line, which was made into an Academy Award-winning animated film. He collaborated with Sheldon Harnick on the libretto for an opera based on The Phanto...
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Title:The Phantom Tollbooth
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:272 pages, 7.63 X 5.25 X 0.66 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 7.63 X 5.25 X 0.66 in
Published:October 12, 1988
Publisher:Random House Children's Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:9 - 12
ISBN - 13:9780394820378

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