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The Phantom Tollbooth

Written by Norton JusterAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Norton Juster
Illustrated by Jules FeifferAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jules Feiffer


· Yearling
· Trade Paperback · Ages 8-12 years
· October 12, 1988 · $6.99 · 978-0-394-82037-8 (0-394-82037-1)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

This ingenious fantasy centers around Milo, a bored ten-year-old who comes home to find a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Joining forces with a watchdog named Tock, Milo drives through the tollbooth's gates and begins a memorable journey. He meets such characters as the foolish, yet lovable Humbug, the Mathemagician, and the not-so-wicked "Which," Faintly Macabre, who gives Milo the "impossible" mission of returning two princesses to the Kingdom of Wisdom.

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" 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

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WINNER 1963 - Kansas William White Master List

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Norton Juster is an architect and the author of other highly acclaimed children's books, including The Dot and the Line, which was made into an Academy Award-winning film,  The Hello, Goodbye Window, illustrated by Chris Raschka, which received the Caldecott Medal, and The Odious Ogre, also illustrated by Jules Feiffer.  Mr. Juster lives with his wife in western Massachusetts.


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.  Mr. Feiffer lives in New York City.


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