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The Phantom Tollbooth

Juster, Norton (Book - 1996 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.
Authors: Juster, Norton, 1929-
Title: The phantom tollbooth
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c1996, c1961
Characteristics: 255 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Norton Juster ; illustrations by Jules Feiffer ; with an appreciation by Maurice Sendak
Notes: Maps on lining papers
Summary: A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.
Additional Contributors: Feiffer, Jules
ISBN: 0394815009
9780394815008
Branch Call Number: j JUSTER
Subject Headings: Boredom Juvenile fiction Fantasy
Topical Term: Boredom
Fantasy
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When he drives through a strange tollbooth that mysteriously appears in his room, Milo finds himself in a world of comical chaos.

A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.

A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.


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Aug 29, 2014
  • blue_dog_54944 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book remindes everybody to not just rush through life, but stop and pay closer attention to the world around you.

Aug 09, 2014
  • clockworkfallenangel rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A marvelous play on words and the horrors of ignorant society. Recommended to anyone who can read.

Jun 15, 2014
  • lilliam rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A wonderful book decades after the first read! Thank you to my Grade 3 teacher for introducing it to me. Philosophy and ethics along the road of adventure.

Dec 10, 2013
  • LexiLou2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great quotation: "...if we'd told you then, you might not have gone - and, as you've discovered, so many things are possible just as long as you don't know they're impossible."

Nov 11, 2013
  • benjaminmacleanmax rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Quite possibly one of the best books ever written. Clever, funny, beautifully paced, relaxing, insightful... aboslutely wonderful.

Many nuggets of real-world wisdom are buried within, for adults and children. You may be rushing along too quickly on Milo's imaginative adventure to consciously notice this. Which is the whole point, of course.

Jul 19, 2013
  • yellow_elephant_123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A very creative book that teaches you life lessons. A great read!

On the Obama Christmas shopping list.

May 28, 2013
  • elewep rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I think this should be required reading for every kid out there. It's entertaining while sneaking in some values in there.

Apr 12, 2013
  • andreajomartin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Don't miss out on this book. Whether you're a child or an adult, it's fantastic and a "must read!"

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Mar 09, 2012
  • Natasha_Reanne rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

"Now you know what you must do"
"I'm afraid I don't" admitted Milo feeling quite stupid.
"Well," continued the watchdog impatiently,"since you got here by not thinking, in order to get out, you must start thinking." And with that he hopped into the car.

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