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The Phantom Tollbooth (Paperback)

By Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)
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Hailed as "a classic. . . . humorous, full of warmth and real invention" (The New Yorker), this beloved story--first published more than fifty 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. . . .

About the Author


Norton Juster is a practicing architect and professor of environmental design at Hampshire College. He is the author of a number of books, including The Phantom Tollbooth, The Dot and the Line and Alberic the Wise. He lives with his wife in a small rural community in western Massachusetts.

Jules Feiffer's artistic sensibility permeates a wide range of creative work, from his Pulitzer-winning comic strip in the Village Voice, to his Obie Award-winning play" Little Murders", to his Oscar-winning anti-military short subject animation, "Munro", to his beloved illustrations for "The Phantom Tollbooth". Feiffer s cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, Playboy, and The Nation, and he was commissioned by The New York Times to create its first op-ed page comic strip which ran monthly until 2000, when Feiffer decided to start off the new millennium by giving up cartooning. Taking inspiration from his three daughters spanning three generations, he has reinvented himself as a children s book author. His first book, "The Man in the Ceiling", was selected by Publisher s Weekly and the New York Public Library as one of the year s best children s books.

A former instructor at the Yale School of Drama and Northwestern University, Feiffer is now an adjunct professor at Southampton College, a member of the Dramatists Guild Council and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. This is his first book with Houghton Mifflin.

Praise For…


" 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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780394820378
ISBN-10: 0394820371
Publisher: Random House (NY)
Publication Date: October 12th, 1988
Pages: 272
Language: English