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The Phantom Tollbooth


Illustrated in black-and-white. We’re celebrating the thirty-fifth
anniversary (1996) of this modern kids’ classic with a special hardcover
edition! This ingenious fantasy centeres around Milo, a bored ten-year-old who
comes home to find a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Joining forces
with a watchdog named Tock, Milo drives through the tollbooth’s gates and
begins a memorable journey. He meets such characters as the foolish, yet
lovable Humbug, the Mathemagician, and the not-so-wicked “Which, ” Faintly
Macabre, who gives Milo the “impossible” mission of returning two princesses to
the Kingdom of Wisdom…

About the Author

Norton Juster is an architect and the author of other highly acclaimed children s books, including “The Dot and the Line,” “The Hello, Goodbye Window,” illustrated by Chris Raschka, which received the Caldecott Medal, and “The Odious Ogre,” also illustrated by Jules Feiffer. Jules Feiffer is the author and illustrator of two novels for young readers, as well as several acclaimed picture books, including “Bark, George” and “Meanwhile . . . “He has won numerous prizes for his cartoons, plays, and screenplays.”