The Phantom Tollbooth

by Norton Juster (Author) Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)

The Phantom Tollbooth
Reading Level: 6th − 7th Grade
Illustrated in black-and-white. We're celebrating the thirty-fifth
anniversary (1996) of this modern kids' classic with a special hardcover
edition! This ingenious fantasy centeres 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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Review quotes

" 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

Amazing analogies

I loved the way it makes you think about the power of words! Amazing thinking book for children

Norton Juster
Norton Juster was the author of a number of children's books, including the contemporary classic The Phantom Tollbooth, illustrated by Jules Feiffer, as well as the sequel to The Hello, Goodbye Window and also illustrated by Chris Raschka, Sourpuss and Sweetie Pie. Formerly an architect by trade, he lived in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Chris Raschka is the Caldecott Award-winning illustrator of The Hello, Goodbye Window and A Ball for Daisy. He also received a Caldecott Honor for Yo! Yes? and has written and illustrated numerous books for children, including several titles by bell hooks: Happy to Be Nappy, Skin Again, and Be Boy Buzz. A 2012 nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, he lives in New York City.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9780394820378
Lexile Measure
1000
Guided Reading Level
W
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication date
October 12, 1988
Series
-
BISAC categories
JUV007000 - Juvenile Fiction | Classics
JUV037000 - Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
JUV001000 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
Library of Congress categories
Fantasy
Parents Choice Awards (Fall) (2008-Up)
Classic 2011 - 2011

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