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The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer, Maurice Sendak
The Phantom Tollbooth
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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... show more
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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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780394815008 (0394815009)
ASIN: 394815009
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it
4.0 Long overdue + Anniversary
"...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...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
3.5 About lesson books
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...
Books for my Classroom
Books for my Classroom rated it
2.5 The Phantom Tollbooth
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...
Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it
4.0 One of the cases where the audiobook can't deliver what the text can.
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...
I Live in Many Worlds
I Live in Many Worlds rated it
5.0 The Phantom Tollbooth 50th Anniversary Edition by Norton Juster
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 ...
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