The Phantom Tollbooth (Hardcover)

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ITEM# 2546549
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    Norton Juster is an architect and the author of other highly acclaimed children’s books, includingThe Dot and the Line, The Hello, Goodbye Window, illustrated by Chris Raschka, which received the Caldecott Medal, andThe Odious Ogre, also illustrated by Jules Feiffer.

    Jules Feiffer is the author and illustrator of two novels for young readers, as well as several acclaimed picture books, includingBark, George and Meanwhile . . . He has won numerous prizes for his cartoons, plays, and screenplays.
    With almost 4 million copies sold over 50 years after its original publication, generations of readers have now journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic that Philip Pullman says “comes up bright and new every time I read it . . . it will continue to charm and delight for a very long time yet. And teach us some wisdom, too.” Enriched by Jules Feiffer’s splendid illustrations, the wit, wisdom, and wordplay of Norton Juster’s offbeat fantasy are as beguiling as ever.

    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!

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    ISBN 9780394815008
    Format Hardcover
    Publisher Date 1961-09-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Alfred a Knopf Inc
    Height 9.5 in
    Wdth 6.25 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 0.95 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reissue
    Audience Young adult
    Authors Juster, Norton

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