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The Phantom Tollbooth 50th Anniversary Editionby Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer
Synopses & Reviews
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:
A perfect gift for longstanding fans and lucky new readers, the 50th anniversary edition of The Phantom Tollbooth is a book to cherish.
"The book is an absolute treasure to touch and to hold." The Atlantic
"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
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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