The phantom tollbooth by Juster, Norton (#15353L9)


The phantom tollbooth

by Juster, Norton; illustrated by Feiffer, Jules
Paperback (mass market) Dell Yearling, c1961, p2001


From the Publisher
With almost 4 million copies sold more than 50 years after its original publication, generations of readers have now journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic. Enriched by Jules Feiffer's splendid illustrations, the wit, wisdom, and wordplay of Norton Juster's offbeat fantasy are as beguiling as ever.

"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." --Phillip Pullman

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!
Reviews & Awards
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  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
  • Child Study Children's Book Committee, 1995
  • Elementary School Library Collection, 06/01/00
  • New York Times
  • Teacher Librarian, 06/01/00
  • Wilson's Children, 10/01/10
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Product Details
  • Publisher: Dell Yearling
  • Publication Date: October 12, 1988
  • Format: Paperback (mass market)
  • Edition: 1st Yearling ed., special 35th anniversary ed.
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 255 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
  • Tracings: Feiffer, Jules, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 0-394-82037-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-394-82037-8
  • Follett Number: 15353L9
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 6.7
  • ATOS Book Level: 6.7
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 7
  • AR Quiz: 130EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 5.4
  • Reading Counts Points: 10
  • Lexile: 1000L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: W