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The Phantom Tollbooth

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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ISBN 9780394815008
Published 11 April 1990 by Random House
Format Hardback, 35th ed.
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Author(s) By Juster, Norton
Illustrated by Feiffer, Jules
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ISBN-13 9780394815008
ISBN-10 0394815009
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House USA Inc
Publication Date 11 April 1990
International Publication Date 12 August 1961
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, 35th ed.
Edition 35th ed.
Author(s) By Juster, Norton
Illustrated by Feiffer, Jules
Category Award Winning
Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Adventure Stories
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 255
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 241mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 454g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
Library of Congress Fantasy
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 952838

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...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Commended for Parents Choice Awards (Fall) (2008-Up) (Fiction) 2011
NZ Review 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.

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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.

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