The Phantom Tollbooth

Norton Juster


Illustrations by Jules Feiffer

With an appreciation by Maurice Sendak


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 children’s tale of a journey to 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!

Your 9-year-old and older child will love this book – if you can put it down long enough for them to read it!

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