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The phantom tollbooth
Norton Juster
Children's Fiction JUSTER

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Elrock13 said:
I LOVE this book!
posted Jun 8, 2012 at 3:17PM
Avatar for 5038ev 5038ev said:
i like this book
posted Jul 27, 2012 at 3:35PM
Avatar for WolfMoon WolfMoon said:
An oldie but a goodie. Gets your imagination flowing in a way that Alice in Wonderland does - there's so many things you'd never think of.
posted Aug 28, 2012 at 4:24PM
Avatar for WolfMoon WolfMoon said:
Another boy-rescues-the-princesses story, but in this one the princesses are Rhyme and Reason. This book uses wordplay literally and you'd better hold on for the ride. Now, every time I think of the word din, I remember the terrible DYNNE.
posted Nov 16, 2012 at 4:44PM
Avatar for Marsap Marsap said:
The Phantom Tollbooth is a children's novel by Norton Juster and illustrated by Jules Feiffer. Milo, a bored young boy, unexpectedly receives a magic tollbooth one afternoon. Because he has nothing better to do, he decides to drive through it in his toy car. The tollbooth transports him to a land called the Kingdom of Wisdom. There he acquires two faithful companions (a “watch” dog named Tock and Humbug, and the three of them goes on a quest to rescue the princesses of the kingdom—Princess Rhyme and Princess Reason—from the castle in the air. A sweet book for bored children with wonderful word and number play, plenty of puns and the illustrations are wonderful. This book has been described a kind of Alice in Wonderland—but I really thought it more a Wizard of Oz—because in the end there really is no place like home. 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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Bored; finds a toy tollbooth; goes through the tollbooth to adventure.



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