By Norton Juster
Hailed as “a vintage. . . . funny, jam-packed with heat and genuine invention” (The New Yorker), this liked story--first released greater than fifty ago--introduces readers to Milo and his adventures within the Lands Beyond.
For Milo, everything’s a bore. whilst a tollbooth mysteriously seems to be in his room, he drives via simply simply because he’s obtained not anything higher to do. yet at the different aspect, issues look assorted. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there via jumping), learns approximately time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, or even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and cause! someplace alongside the best way, Milo realizes anything miraculous. existence is much from uninteresting. in truth, it’s interesting past his wildest goals. . . .
Features an appreciation by way of Maurice Sendak, award-winning writer of Where the Wild issues Are!
“I learn [The Phantom Tollbooth] first whilst i used to be ten. I nonetheless have the publication file I wrote, which begun ‘This is the simplest ebook ever.’”—The long island Times
“The Phantom Tollbooth is the closest factor we need to a contemporary Alice in Wonderland.”—The Guardian
“The publication lingers lengthy after turning the ultimate web page. . . . A vintage indeed.” —Los Angeles evaluate of Books
“You enjoyed the humor and adventure . . . and [now] you’ll wonder at [the book's] wit, complexity, and its realizing of the way little ones understand the passage of time.” —Entertainment Weekly