The Phantom Tollbooth (Paperback)

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By Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)
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Description


Hailed as a classic. . . . humorous, full of warmth and real invention ("The New Yorker"), this beloved story--first published more than fifty ago--introduces readers to Milo and his adventures in the Lands Beyond.
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. . . .
Features an appreciation by Maurice Sendak, award-winning author of "Where the Wild Things Are"
I read The Phantom Tollbooth] first when I was ten. I still have the book report I wrote, which began This is the best book ever. "The New York Times"
The Phantom Tollbooth is the closest thing we have to a modern Alice in Wonderland. "The Guardian"
The book lingers long after turning the final page. . . . A classic indeed. "Los Angeles Review of Books"
You loved the humor and adventure . . . and now] you ll marvel at the book's] wit, complexity, and its understanding of how children perceive the passage of time. "Entertainment Weekly.

About the Author


Norton Juster is a practicing architect and professor of environmental design at Hampshire College. He is the author of a number of books, including The Phantom Tollbooth, The Dot and the Line and Alberic the Wise. He lives with his wife in a small rural community in western Massachusetts.

Jules Feiffer is a cartoonist, playwright, screenwriter, children's book author and illustrator, and member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He teaches a humor-writing class at Stony Brook Southampton College and lives in East Hampton, New York.

Praise For…


" I read [The Phantom Tollbooth] first when I was 10. I still have the book report I wrote, which began 'This is the best book ever.'"
--Anna Quindlen, The New York Times


"A classic... Humorous, full of warmth and real invention."
--The New Yorker

Product Details
ISBN: 9780394820378
ISBN-10: 0394820371
Publisher: Random House (NY)
Publication Date: October 12th, 1988
Pages: 272
Language: English