The Phantom Tollbooth
This 35th anniversary edition of Juster's ingenious fantasy introduces young readers to Milo, a bored ten-year-old who comes home to find a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Illustrations.
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Description of this Book
Illustrated in black-and-white. We're celebrating the thirty-fifth anniversary (1996) of this modern kids' classic with a special hardcover edition! This ingenious fantasy centeres around Milo, a bored ten-year-old who comes home to find a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Joining forces with a watchdog named Tock, Milo drives through the tollbooth's gates and begins a memorable journey. He meets such characters as the foolish, yet lovable Humbug, the Mathemagician, and the not-so-wicked Which, Faintly Macabre, who gives Milo the impossible mission of returning two princesses to the Kingdom of Wisdom...
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
Commended for Parents Choice Awards (Fall) (2008-Up) (Fiction) 2011
||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.' <br>--Anna Quindlen, The New York Times <p> A classic... Humorous, full of warmth and real invention. <br>-- The New Yorker <p> From the Trade Paperback edition.
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.