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The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth
 

When Milo finds an enormous package in his bedroom, he's delighted to have something to relieve his boredom with school. And when he opens it to find -- as the label states -- One Genuine Turnpike Tollbooth, he gets right into his pedal car and sets off through the Tollbooth and ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780006754251
Barcode 9780006754251
Published 7 June 1999 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, 40th Anniversary edition
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Author(s) By Juster, Norton
Illustrated by Feiffer, Jules
Series Collins Modern Classics
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ISBN-13 9780006754251
ISBN-10 0006754252
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 7 June 1999
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, 40th Anniversary edition
Edition 40th Anniversary edition
Author(s) By Juster, Norton
Illustrated by Feiffer, Jules
Series Collins Modern Classics
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 195g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

When Milo finds an enormous package in his bedroom, he's delighted to have something to relieve his boredom with school. And when he opens it to find -- as the label states -- One Genuine Turnpike Tollbooth, he gets right into his pedal car and sets off through the Tollbooth and away on a magical journey! Milo's extraordinary voyage takes him into such places as the Land of Expectation, the Doldrums, the Mountains of Ignorance and the Castle in the Air. He meets the weirdest and most unexpected characters (such as Tock, the watchdog, the Gelatinous Giant, and the Threadbare Excuse, who mumbles the same thing over and over again), and, once home, can hardly wait to try out the Tollbooth again. But will it be still there when he gets back from school?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The story is always charmingly inventive -- Jules Feiffer's drawings splendidly catch the spirit of it -- I think it could become a well-thumbed classic. Guardian The most unpredictable, the most stimulating children's book I have read for a very long time. Words, numbers, cliches, proverbs are taken literally, imaginatively or punningly in an enthralling and very funny dazzle of mental fireworks. Sunday Times An altogether remarkable book, one that should delight any bright child, and that will be no burden for a parent to read aloud. Related with unflagging wit and a marvellous sense of the fun to be had with words, this book will be enjoyed by children for years to come. Spectator

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Author's Bio

Norton Juster was born in 1929, and trained as an architect. The Phantom Tollbooth, his most famous book, won the George C. Stone Center for Children's Books Award.

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