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The Phantom Tollbooth Librarian s Note For an alternate cover edition of the same ISBN, click hereHailed as a classic humorous, full of warmth and real invention The New Yorker , this beloved story first published than fifty years ago introduces readers to Milo and his adventures in the Lands Beyond 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



10 thoughts on “The Phantom Tollbooth

  1. Patrick Patrick says:

    I just finished this book with my oldest boy I ve been reading a chapter or two out loud to him every night when we can manage it I never read The Phantom Tollbooth before, so it had no particular nostalgic appeal to me But I d heard about it, and it was in my house somehow so I decided to give it a try Here s the short version Meh It s not awful But it wasn t great, eithe


  2. karen karen says:

    JULYas part of my personal reading challenges for 2017, once a month i will be revisiting a favorite book from when i was a little bitty karen and seeing if it holds up to my fond memories and determining if i can still enjoy it as an old and crotchety karen.fingers crossed.so first things first in answer to the question does this book hold up here s what s weird i have no memo


  3. jessica jessica says:

    welcome to the island of conclusions but how did we get here wondered milo you jumped, of course explained canby. i must have read this book for the first time when i was about 9 or 10 and i will forever attribute it to how my love of words, puns, and silly idioms began its a major part of my sense of humour, one that started developing with this story and the wordplay in this is ev


  4. Marie Lu Marie Lu says:

    I don t remember much about this book, except that I loved it to pieces, and that the subtraction stew always made me really hungry.


  5. Lisa Vegan Lisa Vegan says:

    My mother got this for us when I was 8 and it was first published in 1961 I still own that original edtion and it is not in great shape due to multiple readings This is as much an adult as a children s book Although I loved the story right away, it wasmeaningful as I got older and I understood all the plays on words and deeper messages Still worth rereading every decade or so as an adult, and


  6. Ahmed Ejaz Ahmed Ejaz says:

    You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge and still come out completely dry. After a long time, this is the first children book I ve read It s a good book I read this book because of its amazing cover And the fact that it s my cousin s course book She lent it to me and I read it in three sittings And loved it It s the story of a bored child, Milo who doesn t find anything interesting in the re


  7. Mia (Parentheses Enthusiast) Mia (Parentheses Enthusiast) says:

    I am a reader, and I measure my life in books, and the ones that I read in my very early years were probably the most formative You can learn a lot about a person by what their childhood was like whether they played outside all the time or preferred to stay indoors, whether they read or didn t, whether they drew or played sports or learned instruments and languages.I, for one, loved words I read many b


  8. Lisa Lisa says:

    RESULTS ARE NOT GUARANTEED, BUT IF NOT PERFECTLY SATISFIED, YOUR WASTED TIME WILL BE REFUNDED That is the promise the boy Milo receives when he embarks on a hilarious adventure to rescue two princesses named Rhyme and Reason in a fantasy land beyond the Phantom Tollbooth, which he explores with a colourful bunch of characters At the beginning of the story, Milo is a bored young man who does not care much fo


  9. Shivani Shivani says:

    Anyone who has a passion for words and wordplay will enjoy reading The Phantom Tollbooth In this charming children s book, author Norton Juster takes us on an adventure with his main character Milo, a young boy who enters a chaotic place called the Kingdom of Wisdom and finds that to restore order in the kingdom, he must save the banished princesses Rhyme and Reason.When the story begins, Milo gets home one afte


  10. Calista Calista says:

    This was a joy to read again It s amazing how much of this had faded from my memory since childhood.Norton takes all these common phrases and ideas and puts them together in a way that makes them feel absurd He remakes them This is a great book for kids starting out their reading journey It sparks the imagination about words I loved the dictionopolis That was amazing Words are important and this book encourages a cur


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