The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth Author Norton Juster
ISBN-10 0394820371
ISBN-13 9780394820378
Year 1988-10-12
Pages 272
Language English
Publisher Bullseye Books
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Hailed asa classic humorous full of warmth and real invention The New Yorker this beloved story first published more than fifty ago introduces readers to Milo and his adventures in the Lands Beyond For Milo everythings a bore When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room he drives through only because hes 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 even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason Somewhere along the way Milo realizes something astonishing Life is far from dull In fact its exciting beyond his wildest dreams Features an appreciation by Maurice Sendak award winning author of Where the Wild Things Are I read The Phantom Tollbooth first when I was ten I still have the book report I wrote which began This is the best book ever The New York TimesThe Phantom Tollbooth is the closest thing we have to a modern Alice in Wonderland The GuardianThe book lingers long after turning the final page A classic indeed Los Angeles Review of BooksYou loved the humor and adventure and now youll marvel at the book s wit complexity and its understanding of how children perceive the passage of time Entertainment Weekly

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