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Phantom Tollbooth

by Norton Juster

When Milo finds an enormous package in his bedroom, he’s delighted to have something to relieve his boredom with school. And when he opens it to find – as the label states – One Genuine Turnpike Tollbooth, he gets right into his pedal car and sets off through the Tollbooth and away on a magical journey!
Milo’s extraordinary voyage takes him into such places as the Land of Expectation, the Doldrums, the Mountains of Ignorance and the Castle in the Air. He meets the weirdest and most unexpected characters (such as Tock, the watchdog, the Gelatinous Giant, and the Threadbare Excuse, who mumbles the same thing over and over again), and, once home, can hardly wait to try out the Tollbooth again. But will it be still there when he gets back from school?
This new edition of Norton Juster’s classic story includes a special “Why You’ll Love This Book” introduction by award-winning author, Diana Wynne Jones.

 



About Norton Juster

Norton Juster was born in New York State in 1929. He studied architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, and spent a year in Liverpool on a Fulbright Scholarship. After spending three years in the US Navy, he practised architecture in New York and Massachusetts. His work includes The Dot and the Line, which was made into an animated film, and a musical adaptation of The Phantom Tollbooth. He is married and lives in Massachusetts. He has one daughter and one granddaughter. The Phantom Tollbooth, his most famous book, won the George C. Stone Center for Children’s Books Award.

 



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