The Phantom Tollbooth

Norton Juster (Author) Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)
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Description

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...

Product Details

Price
$8.99  $8.27
Publisher
Yearling Books
Publish Date
October 12, 1988
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.2 X 0.7 X 7.5 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780394820378

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About the Author

Norton Juster is an architect and planner, professor emeritus of design at Hampshire College, 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 animated film. He has collaborated with Sheldon Harnick on the libretto for an opera based on The Phantom Tollbooth. The musical adaptation, with a score by Arnold Black, premiered in 1995 and is performed in schools and theaters nationwide. An amateur cook and professional eater, Mr. Juster lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Jules Feiffer is the author of several books for young readers, including The Man in the Ceiling and A Barrel of Laughs, a Vale of Tears, I Lost My Bear, Bark, George, and Meanwhile.... He has won a number of prizes for his cartoons, plays, and screenplays. Mr. Feiffer lives in New York City.

Reviews

" 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