The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

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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... From the Hardcover edition.

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The 465th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 8th on The Ideal Library (Book)
  2. - 46th on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  3. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))

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