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The Phantom Tollbooth - 35th Edition by Norton Juster (Hardcover)

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Highlights

  • "Comes up bright and new every time I read it . . . it will continue to charm and delight for a very long time yet.
  • Parents Choice Awards (Fall) (2008-Up) (Fiction) 2011 3rd Winner
  • 288 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Classics

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About the Book



This 35th anniversary edition of Juster's ingenious fantasy introduces young readers to Milo, a bored ten-year-old who comes home to find a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Illustrations.



Book Synopsis



"Comes up bright and new every time I read it . . . it will continue to charm and delight for a very long time yet." --Phillip Pullman, New York Times bestselling author of His Dark Materials

With almost 5 million copies sold in the 60 years since it was published, generations of readers have journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic.

Enriched by Jules Feiffer's splendid illustrations, the wit, wisdom, and wordplay of Norton Juster's offbeat fantasy are as beguiling as ever. For Milo, everything's a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously 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 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, it's exciting beyond his wildest dreams!



Review Quotes




"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

"A classic--Humorous, full of warmth and real invention."-The New Yorker

"The Phantom Tollbooth is the closest thing we have to a modern Alice in Wonderland."--The Guardian

"The book lingers long after turning the final page. . . . A classic indeed." --Los Angeles Review of Books

"You loved the humor and adventure . . . and [now] you'll marvel at [the book's] wit, complexity, and its understanding of how children perceive the passage of time." --Entertainment Weekly



About the Author



Norton Juster was an architect and planner, professor emeritus of design at Hampshire College, and the author of a number of highly acclaimed children's books, including The Dot and the Line, which was made into an Academy Award-winning animated film. He collaborated with Sheldon Harnick on the libretto for an opera based on The Phantom Tollbooth. The musical adaptation, with a score by Arnold Black, premiered in 1995 and is performed in schools and theaters nationwide.

Jules Feiffer is the author of several books for young readers, including The Man in the Ceiling and A Barrel of Laughs, a Vale of Tears, I Lost My Bear, Bark, George, and Meanwhile.... He has won a number of prizes for his cartoons, plays, and screenplays. Mr. Feiffer lives in New York City.

Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.3 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: .96 Pounds
Suggested Age: 10-13 Years
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Classics
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover
Author: Norton Juster
Language: English
Street Date: August 12, 1961
TCIN: 11320907
UPC: 9780394815008
Item Number (DPCI): 247-00-3205
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.9 inches length x 6.3 inches width x 9.1 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.96 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews
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Collectible edition of a well-loved book

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Barbara - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I purchased this book for my son for Christmas. He started reading a copy form the library, and loved it, so I ordered it for him to own. It arrived quickly and in perfect condition, so we are very happy with the purchase.
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