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The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth

Milo, a young boy with little interest in anything, takes a trip through the Phantom Tollbooth to the Lands Beyond where he meets an enchanting cast of characters that teaches him the importance of words, numbers, ideas, creativity, and enthusiasm for life.

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ISBN 9780375969034
Published 25 October 2011 by Alfred A. Knopf
Format Library Binding, 50th edition
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Author(s) By Juster, Norton
Illustrated by Feiffer, Jules
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ISBN-13 9780375969034
ISBN-10 0375969039
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
Imprint Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date 25 October 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Library Binding, 50th edition
Edition 50th
Author(s) By Juster, Norton
Illustrated by Feiffer, Jules
Category Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Adventure Stories
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 279 pp
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 231mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 408g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Fantasy, Imagination, Boredom
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

It has been fifty years--and millions of readers--since the world was first introduced to Milo and his adventures in the Lands Beyond with Tock, the Humbug, and the captive princesses Rhyme and Reason. Now we have a remarkable 50th anniversary edition to honor this universally adored and deeply influential novel. This special edition will include: - Gorgeous packaging that features the classic original art stamped and debossed on the case with a transparent acetate jacket. - Brief essays from esteemed authors, educators, and artists, including Philip Pullman, Suzanne Collins, Jeanne Birdsall, Mo Willems, and several others. - Photos of the author and illustrator at the time of writing and today on the two-color endpapers. - The 35th anniversary essay by Maurice Sendak. - The complete text of the book. A perfect gift for longstanding fans and lucky new readers, the 50th anniversary edition of The Phantom Tollbooth is a book to cherish. From the Hardcover edition.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Review, THE NEW YORKER, October 10, 2011: <br> The fifty-year birthday of a good children's book marks a real passage, since it means that the book hasn't been passed just from parent to child but from parent to child and on to child again. A book that has crossed that three-generation barrier has a good chance at permanence . . . [this is] an anniversary that matters. <br><br><br> From the Hardcover edition.

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Author's Bio

NORTON JUSTER is an architect and the author of other highly acclaimed children's books, including The Dot and the Line, The Hello, Goodbye Window, illustrated by Chris Raschka, which received the Caldecott Medal, and The Odious Ogre, also illustrated by Jules Feiffer. JULES FEIFFER is the author and illustrator of two novels for young readers, as well as several acclaimed picture books including Bark, George, and Meanwhile. . . . He has won numerous prizes for his cartoons, plays, and screenplays. From the Hardcover edition.

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