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ISBN13: 9780394820378
ISBN10: 0394820371
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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.

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"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

Synopsis:

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.

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Laura Rakestraw, October 21, 2014 (view all comments by Laura Rakestraw)
One of my favorites from childhood. And adulthood. It never gets old.
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Paul K, January 27, 2014 (view all comments by Paul K)
I can almost definitively say that this book sparked my curiosity in the world, and led me to start thinking about everything in a new way. And today I am getting my PhD in Neuroscience, so clearly this book molds young minds into scientist patterns. Clearly. But seriously, this is a book about puns and words and math, but it is fun and imaginative and, though it was written 50 years ago, still very relevant to life today. I think all children should read this book, or have it read to them by an adult before bedtime.
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Eric Hamell, December 2, 2012 (view all comments by Eric Hamell)
This was the first sizable book I ever read, at age eight. It definitely helped stimulate my intellect, probably because by concretizing abstractions, it made it easier to think about them.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780394820378
Author:
Juster, Norton
Publisher:
Yearling
Illustrator:
Feiffer, Jules
ill.:
Feiffer, Jules
Author:
Feiffer, Jules
Author:
Various
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Children's stories, American
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Puns and punning
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Imaginary places
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
35
Edition Description:
Anniversary
Series Volume:
125
Publication Date:
19881012
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 8
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.15x5.24x.70 in. .39 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 272 pages Lectorum Publications - English 9780394820378 Reviews:
"Review" by , "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.''"
"Review" by , "A classic... Humorous, full of warmth and real invention."
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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