Synopses & Reviews
For Milo, everything's a bore. When a mysterious tollbooth appears in his room, he drives through only because he's got nothing
better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and goes up against the dastardly Discord and Dynne. By the time Milo and Tock set off toward the Mountains of Ignorance to rescue the twin Princesses, Rhyme and Reason, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it's exciting beyond his wildest dreams . . .
Performed by David Hyde Pierce
About the Author
Norton Juster has written numerous children's books, including The Phantom Tollbooth
, The Dot and The Line
, and most recently, The Hello, Goodbye Window
. Though he loves to write, Mr. Juster's first passion is architecture, which was the center of his career until his retirement in 1992. He currently lives in Massachusetts with his wife, where he continues to write.
David Hyde Pierce is best known for his Emmy Award-winning portrayal of Dr. Niles Crane on the television show Frasier. He won the Tony Award for his performance in Kander and Ebb's musical Curtains, and his other Broadway credits include Spamalot, The Heidi Chronicles, and Beyond Therapy. He is the voice of Slim in the animated film A Bug's Life.