The Phantom Tollbooth
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The Phantom Tollbooth  -     By: Norton Juster

The Phantom Tollbooth

Yearling / 1988 / Paperback

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In this offbeat fantasy classic, beloved for decades, readers will wander to the Lands Beyond and weather wit, wisdom, and wordplay! 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! 272 pages, softcover. Ages 8 to 12.

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Title: The Phantom Tollbooth
By: Norton Juster
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Yearling
Publication Date: 1988
Dimensions: 7.63 X 5.02 (inches)
Weight: 7 ounces
ISBN: 0394820371
ISBN-13: 9780394820378
Ages: 8-12
Stock No: WW820379

Author Bio

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 Phantom Tollbooth. The musical adaptation, with a score by Arnold Black, premiered in 1995 and is performed in schools and theaters nationwide. 


Jules Feiffer is the author of several books for young readers, including The Man in the Ceiling and A Barrel of Laughs, a Vale of Tears, I Lost My Bear, Bark, George, and Meanwhile.... He has won a number of prizes for his cartoons, plays, and screenplays. Mr. Feiffer lives in New York City.

Editorial Reviews

"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

"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

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