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The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth

A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.

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ISBN 9781984887016
Barcode 9781984887016
Published 19 March 2019 by Listening Library (Audio)
Format Audio CD/Audio, Annotated edition
Author(s) Read by Juster, Norton
Read by Wilson, Rainn
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ISBN-13 9781984887016
ISBN-10 1984887017
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Listening Library (Audio)
Imprint Listening Library (Audio)
Publication Date 19 March 2019
Publication Country
Format Audio CD/Audio, Annotated edition
Edition Annotated edition
Author(s) Read by Juster, Norton
Read by Wilson, Rainn
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Adventure Stories
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 150mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 136g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
Library of Congress Fantasy fiction, Audiobooks, Children's audiobooks, Boredom
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

With almost 4 million copies sold over 50 years after its original publication, generations of readers have now journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic that Philip Pullman says comes up bright and new every time I read it . . . it will continue to charm and delight for a very long time yet. And teach us some wisdom, too. Enriched by Jules Feiffer's splendid illustrations, the wit, wisdom, and wordplay of Norton Juster's offbeat fantasy are as beguiling as ever. 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!

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

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.' --Anna Quindlen, The New York Times A classic... Humorous, full of warmth and real invention. --The New Yorker

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Author's Bio

Norton Juster is an architect and planner 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 film. The Phantom Tollbooth has been a beloved classic since it was published over fifty years ago, and on that anniversary was celebrated with the publication of The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth, which explores the history and creative journey behind the book. An amateur cook and professional eater, Norton Juster lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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