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The Phantom Tollbooth

Juster, Norton (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Milo, a young boy with little interest in anything, takes a trip through the Phantom Tollbooth to the Lands Beyond where he meets an enchanting cast of characters who teach him the importance of words, numbers, ideas, creativity, and enthusiasm for life.
Authors: Juster, Norton, 1929-
Title: The phantom tollbooth
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2011]
Edition: 50th anniversary ed
Characteristics: xv, 279 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Norton Juster ; illustrations by Jules Feiffer
Notes: Map and author's portraits on endpapers
Summary: Milo, a young boy with little interest in anything, takes a trip through the Phantom Tollbooth to the Lands Beyond where he meets an enchanting cast of characters who teach him the importance of words, numbers, ideas, creativity, and enthusiasm for life.
Additional Contributors: Feiffer, Jules
ISBN: 9780375869037
0375869034
9780375969034
0375969039
9780375985300
0375985301
Branch Call Number: j JUSTER 2011
Subject Headings: Imagination Juvenile fiction Boredom Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Topical Term: Imagination
Boredom
LCCN: 2011029007
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Milo, a young boy with little interest in anything, takes a trip through the Phantom Tollbooth to the Lands Beyond where he meets an enchanting cast of characters who teach him the importance of words, numbers, ideas, creativity, and enthusiasm for life.

Milo, a young boy with little interest in anything, takes a trip through the Phantom Tollbooth to the Lands Beyond where he meets an enchanting cast of characters who teach him the importance of words, numbers, ideas, creativity, and enthusiasm for life.

Milo, a young boy with little interest in anything, takes a trip through the Phantom Tollbooth to the Lands Beyond where he meets an enchanting cast of characters who teach him the importance of words, numbers, ideas, creativity, and enthusiasm for life.

The classic tale of a bored young boy, Milo, who drives his small electric car through a toy tollbooth and finds himself in the Land Beyond. A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.

Milo, a young boy with little interest in anything, takes a trip through the Phantom Tollbooth to the Lands Beyond where he meets an enchanting cast of characters who teach him the importance of words, numbers, ideas, creativity, and enthusiasm for life.


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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!"

"Milo is bored - really bored. He just can't see the point in anything, so, after he builds a tollbooth in his bedroom out of pieces that arrived in a mysterious box addressed to him, he blithely pays the toll and drives his toy car through...to an amazing and altogether unfamiliar place. Soon he's off on an adventure filled with peril, bizarre beasts, and its fair share of outright silliness, hoping to rescue twin princesses Rhyme and Reason and unite a divided kingdom. With more puns, wordplay, and over-the-top literalism than you can shake a stick at, this wondrous story is a word-lover's dream, and its fantastical world may remind you in some ways of Oz." March 2013 Kids' Books newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=616364

Not sure where to find it these days (youtube, maybe), but there was a made-for-TV kids movie made of this story back in the '70s. I think it was aired on Saturday morning (perhaps for the "Saturday Superstar Movie"?). I'm thinking it starred Butch Patrick ("The Munsters", "Lidsville"), but I could be wrong.

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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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