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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|Library of Congress
||Fantasy fiction, Audiobooks, Children's audiobooks, Boredom
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!
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||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
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.