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ISBN13: 9780375869037
ISBN10: 0375869034
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It has been fifty years — and millions of readers — since the world was first introduced to Milo and his adventures in the Lands Beyond with Tock, the Humbug, and the captive princesses Rhyme and Reason.

Now we have a remarkable 50th anniversary edition to honor this universally adored and deeply influential novel. This special edition includes:

  • Gorgeous packaging that features the classic original art stamped and debossed on the case with a transparent acetate jacket.
  • Brief essays from esteemed authors, educators, and artists, including Philip Pullman, Suzanne Collins, Jeanne Birdsall, Mo Willems, and several others.
  • Photos of the author and illustrator at the time of writing and today on the two-color endpapers.
  • The 35th anniversary essay by Maurice Sendak.
  • The complete text of the book.

A perfect gift for longstanding fans and lucky new readers, the 50th anniversary edition of The Phantom Tollbooth is a book to cherish.

Review:

"The book is an absolute treasure to touch and to hold." The Atlantic

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"The fifty-year birthday of a good children’s book marks a real passage, since it means that the book hasn’t been passed just from parent to child but from parent to child and on to child again. A book that has crossed that three-generation barrier has a good chance at permanence...[this is] an anniversary that matters." The New Yorker

Synopsis:

Everyone knows a Feiffer illustration when they see one: His characters leap across the page, each line belying humor and psychological insight. Over Feifferand#8217;s prolific 70-year career, his nimble and singular imagination has given us new perspectives as well as biting satires on politics, love, marriage, and religionand#8212;alternating with stories imbued with the playful anarchy of a child. Feifferand#8217;s varied output includes childrenand#8217;s books (The Phantom Tollbooth and Bark, George), plays (Little Murders), movies (Carnal Knowledge and Popeye), and comic strips (most notably in his Pulitzer Prizeand#8211;winning Village Voice comic strip of 42 years). Out of Line: The Art of Jules Feiffer is the long-awaited illustrated retrospective of Feifferand#8217;s celebrated career, providing a revealing glimpse into his creative process and his role as Americaand#8217;s foremost Renaissance man of the arts.

About the Author

Norton Juster is an architect and the author of other highly acclaimed children's books, including The Dot and the Line, The Hello, Goodbye Window, illustrated by Chris Raschka, which received the Caldecott Medal, and The Odious Ogre, also illustrated by Jules Feiffer.

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.

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Shakti, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Shakti)
This is one of my favorite books from childhood. I also enjoy it as an adult, it is a fantastic trip into a world of crazy puns and fantastic characters. The more you know about mathematics and grammar the more you will enjoy the references in the book, but it is great fun even if you don't see all of the references (I know I probably missed lots of them). It is easy to read and understand and quick to get through. I highly recommend it for people of any age.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375869037
Author:
Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Feiffer, Jules
Author:
Juster, Norton
Author:
Feiffer, Jules
Author:
Marcus, Leonard S.
Author:
Nichols, Mike
Author:
Fay, Martha
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
fantasy;fiction;children s;children;adventure;classic;young adult;humor;children s literature;wordplay;ya;children s fiction;kids;language;juvenile;novel;classics;imagination;mathematics;allegory;juvenile fiction;words;children s books;numbers;literature;
Subject:
fantasy;fiction;children s;children;adventure;classic;young adult;humor;children s literature;wordplay;ya;children s fiction;kids;language;juvenile;novel;classics;imagination;mathematics;allegory;juvenile fiction;words;children s books;numbers;literature;
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
300 color and black-and-white illustrati
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
10.5 x 11.25 in
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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Product details 272 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375869037 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The book is an absolute treasure to touch and to hold."
"Review" by , "The fifty-year birthday of a good children’s book marks a real passage, since it means that the book hasn’t been passed just from parent to child but from parent to child and on to child again. A book that has crossed that three-generation barrier has a good chance at permanence...[this is] an anniversary that matters."
"Synopsis" by , Everyone knows a Feiffer illustration when they see one: His characters leap across the page, each line belying humor and psychological insight. Over Feifferand#8217;s prolific 70-year career, his nimble and singular imagination has given us new perspectives as well as biting satires on politics, love, marriage, and religionand#8212;alternating with stories imbued with the playful anarchy of a child. Feifferand#8217;s varied output includes childrenand#8217;s books (The Phantom Tollbooth and Bark, George), plays (Little Murders), movies (Carnal Knowledge and Popeye), and comic strips (most notably in his Pulitzer Prizeand#8211;winning Village Voice comic strip of 42 years). Out of Line: The Art of Jules Feiffer is the long-awaited illustrated retrospective of Feifferand#8217;s celebrated career, providing a revealing glimpse into his creative process and his role as Americaand#8217;s foremost Renaissance man of the arts.
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