The Phantom Tollbooth
Illustrated in black-and-white. This ingenious fantasy centers 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... show more
Illustrated in black-and-white. This ingenious fantasy centers 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.
Publish date: 1996
Publisher: Random House Bullseye Books
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
"...the most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what's in between..." There were several lines from The Phantom Tollbooth that I could have chosen to start this blog post but this one really stuck with me. It might come as a surprise for you to learn that this was the f...
I ended up liking it. It took two tries, but I did. I actually enjoyed the cleverness of it the first time around too. I just got bored. I think It was because it is didactic. As a child, I used to despise books that used stories only to carry a message or lesson (I hated morality fables with a pass...
I have chosen The Phantom Tollbooth having never read the book. However, my mom has used the book in her classroom for many years and she always coming home to tell me new ideas she has for the book. The book is about a boy that travels to a fictional land to help release a princess. My mom has ment...
I needed something to listen to at work a couple of weeks back, and the only thing I could find from the library's collection was the audio version of the children's classic, The Phantom Tollbooth. It's been a few years since I read this with my kids, so I figured it was worth a shot. The story of b...
You know a book is good when I sacrifice my sanity and sleep for it. (Is one better than the other? I don't know.) Anyway, this book was one of the most beautifully written works of literature I have ever seen. I love the characters, the story, the language! Everything about it made me so happy and ...