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The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster

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Min. Age 7-9 Yrs Old

You loved the humor and adventure as a kid, but read this novel again as an adult, and you'll marvel at its wit, complexity, and its understanding of how children perceive the passage of time. A.W.

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The Phantom Tollbooth

You loved the humor and adventure as a kid, but read this novel again as an adult, and you'll marvel at its wit, complexity, and its understanding of how children perceive the passage of time.

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Details Writer: Norton Juster; Genre: Kids and Family; Publisher: Knopf

Publisher's statement: Illustrated in black-and-white. 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. —from Amazon.com

Originally posted Apr 30, 2012
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