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The Phantom Tollbooth

Juster, Norton, 1929- (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 that teaches him the importance of words, numbers, ideas, creativity, and enthusiasm for life.
Authors: Juster, Norton, 1929-
Statement of Responsibility: by Norton Juster ; illustrations by Jules Feiffer
Title: The phantom tollbooth
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011
Edition: 50th anniversary ed
Characteristics: xv, 279 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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 that teaches him the importance of words, numbers, ideas, creativity, and enthusiasm for life.
Subject Headings: Imagination Fiction Boredom Fiction
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Topical Term: Imagination
Boredom
Additional Contributors: Feiffer, Jules
LCCN: 2011029007
ISBN: 9780375869037
0375869034
9780375969034
0375969039
9780375985300
0375985301
Branch Call Number: J FIC J
Research Call Number: JFE 12-4464
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Aug 29, 2014
  • blue_dog_54944 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book remindes everybody to not just rush through life, but stop and pay closer attention to the world around you.

Aug 09, 2014
  • clockworkfallenangel rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A marvelous play on words and the horrors of ignorant society. Recommended to anyone who can read.

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!"

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Feb 26, 2012
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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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