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The Phantom Tollbooth

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Publisher Comments:

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...  

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

Review:

"A classic....Humorous, full of warmth and real invention." The New Yorker

About the Author

Norton Juster is an architect and the author of other highly acclaimed children's books, including The Dot and the Line, which was made into an Academy Award-winning film,  The Hello, Goodbye Window, illustrated by Chris Raschka, which received the Caldecott Medal, and The Odious Ogre, also illustrated by Jules Feiffer.  Mr. Juster lives with his wife in western Massachusetts.

Jules Feiffer is the author and illustrator of two novels for young readers, as well as several acclaimed picture books including Bark, George and Meanwhile.... He has won numerous prizes for his cartoons, plays, and screenplays.  Mr. Feiffer lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780394815008
Author:
Juster, Norton
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Feiffer, Jules
Author:
Feiffer, Jules
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
35
Edition Description:
Anniversary
Series Volume:
no. 91
Publication Date:
19610831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.30x6.02x.89 in. 1.07 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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