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The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth

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by Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)

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Hailed as “a classic. . . . humorous, full of warmth and real invention” (The New Yorker), this beloved story--first published more than fifty ago--introduces readers to Milo and his adventures in the Lands Beyond. 

For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only

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The Phantom Tollbooth 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 667 reviews.
Shanella More than 1 year ago
Learning about words and numbers can sometimes be daunting, but Norton Juster makes it fun in the Phantom Tollbooth. Using characters that have something in common with digits or language, the Phantom Tollbooth takes young readers on an adventurous journey in a land akin to Wonderland. In my opinion, this book was imaginative, fun to read and well put together. Overall, it was excellent. Children will be taken on a while adventure and learn a little along the way. A great read for parents and children.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first time I heard of this book was back in grade school. I had to do a book report and my mother recommended this book. At first I was hesitant but had no other book option in mind so I decided to give it a go. Years later I still think of this book! It is one of my all time favorites. The story line and characters really come to life. I could not put the book down! I would without a doubt recommend this book to any one of any age
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My friend has read this and she loved it i recommend to a older age like a 5th grader because of the word play
alexsoccer More than 1 year ago
Imagine receiving a mysterious package containing a tollbooth that magically teleports you to a strange world only dreamed about. This is just the start of The Phantom Tollbooth, a wonderful page-turner written by Norton Juster. In this cleverly written classic, an average boy named Milo has too much time on his hands. One day, he arrives home and finds a big package containing a tollbooth. On the package it says "for Milo, who has plenty of time." If you want to know more about the tollbooth and the lands beyond it, you'll have to read the book. In this book, Juster pays close attention to details and makes this a read to remember. I would confidently rate this book five out of five stars for people who like fantasy, are seven or older, and like a book that can't be put down until the very end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read it in 4th grade. It wad great. It is a funny, clever book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a detailed and well pronounced story. Some people might say that this book is boring and hard to read, but its really not. Sure it might confuse you at times, but thats because its a well written book. My teacher read this book to the class. I remember my teacher would say "thats it for today class" and the whole class would say awwe. There are alot of hard words in the story, but by reading the sentences i could figure out whar the words ment. I truly recomend this book to someone who will acually sit down and read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Phantom Tollbooth is a MUST read cute children's book that will get you sucked in. The book is centered on a curious boy named Milo. One day he comes home from school to see an anonymous box labeled, "FOR MILO, WHO HAS PLENT OF TIME" which contained a map and a miniature tollbooth. Milo set up the tollbooth and began driving through the "Lands Beyond." Upon arrival, Milo is faced with many odd obstacles and interesting new perspectives. Personally I could find many relations to the book through the eyes of Milo; a curious little kid that we were all similar to at one point in time. If Milo wasn't enough, the interesting word choices and concepts made it nearly impossible not to stay interested in the book. Though it may be a children's book, if you have not read it, The Phantom Tollbooth is a classic you do not want to miss. A. G. Floyd
eshieveggie More than 1 year ago
This is my all-time favorite book and has been since my mom first read it to me years ago! The characters that Juster creates are instantly identifiable and (mostly) lovable. The plays on words that Juster uses throughout the book are just as funny for adults as they are for children. It's a PERFECT book to read at night to a child who is a bit too old for Berenstain Bears/Cat in the Hat, but not old enough to say that he/she doesn't want a bedtime story! Pick up this book, and you won't be thinking about your daily life as a ho-hum drudgery - every single person you meet is a new adventure that awaits you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book right now! Its'the best book ever. No one should dislike it. If you do like it or should I say love it ur right! Every single class in the world should read this book. I LOVE this book so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so much. Read it and you'll be in awe.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book and a lot of play on words!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute, engaging story - very creative from beginning to end! Just remember, there's always something new to discover. :-)
Sammyhan More than 1 year ago
I just finished a book called The Phantom Tollbooth in literature. This book has a very interesting setting that grabs the attention of the reader. My favorite place was Dictionopolis. Dictionopolis is a very interesting place because they sell word and letters instead of foods! How interesting is that! The king who owns Dictionopolis is very fat and hairy. His name was king Azaz. Azaz hated his brother the Mathmagician who lives in Digitopolis. The story is about a lazy boy named Milo that always wastes time and always seems to be bored but a tollbooth was in his room and he goes in a extreme adventure that he will learn a lesson that wasting time is not a good thing and he should use his time wisely. While in the adventure he has a conflict. He has to save the princesses to have peace with King Azaz and the Mathmagician but there are demons that will bother Milo and Tock so he is on an extreme adventure! You should not miss this book because if you start reading this book you can't stop reading so I suggest you reading this novel. The plot, setting, characters are all funny and fascinating so you should read this book. Thank you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I still remember when my forth grade teacher read this to us. It is truly a brilliant novel and will always be one of my favourite books.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 4th grade teacher said tha this was really good and that i should read it but i never did do any of you think i should
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is terribly written and I would not reccomend it at all!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boring and wierd
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book sooooooooo much we read it in groups in school and I'm always exited when I have to go back and re-read things!!!!!!!! An amazing for all ages U
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very good book! I read it in fifth grade and I still enjoy it in the sixth grade! Brayden, age 12
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Anonymous 6 months ago
If u like it I won't judge you but to me it was dull and slow I actually could not get a quarter of the way through it but hey that's me I like fast pace action packed books
Anonymous 9 months ago
In the fourth grade, l read a few chapters of the book and really loved it. I'm going to get this book, no matter what.
Anonymous 11 months ago
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pooled_ink More than 1 year ago
pooled ink Reviews: THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH is an exquisite classic amongst a plethora of children’s literature. Educational, whimsical, and oozing with clever creativity this book is a must for every child. Such an incredibly fun, imaginative, and informative book! Under the guise of a fantastic children’s story one learns a vast assortment of things from spelling, to vocabulary, to grammar, to numbers, to geometry, to points of view, to bravery, to the importance of not jumping to conclusions or wasting time or forgetting to listen. While the plot bounces along merrily with Milo and Tock journeying across the realm I can’t help but smile at Juster’s brilliance and wit! When one understands the lessons being sneakily taught one will find their self laughing and laughing at the remarkable use of puns, homophones, synonyms, riddles, and the like. Read my FULL review here: https://pooledink.com/2016/08/05/the-phantom-tollbooth/
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was n interesting read. Exceedingly clever and very witty. I can see its appeal for young readers and adults alike, even though it's not quite my usual style of reading material. Will definitely shre it with my nieces when they are able to read well enough.