Details

ISBN-10: 0394820371
ISBN-13: 9780394820378
Publisher: Yearling Books
Publish Date: 10/12/1988
Dimensions: 7.50" L, 5.20" W, 0.70" H

The Phantom Tollbooth (Anniversary)

Illustrator: Jules Feiffer

Paperback

Price: $8.99

Overview

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…

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Reviews
"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–Humorous, full of warmth and real invention."-The New Yorker

"The Phantom Tollbooth is the closest thing we have to a modern Alice in Wonderland."–The Guardian

"The book lingers long after turning the final page. . . . A classic indeed." –Los Angeles Review of Books

"You loved the humor and adventure . . . and [now] you'll marvel at [the book's] wit, complexity, and its understanding of how children perceive the passage of time." –Entertainment Weekly

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Details

ISBN-10: 0394820371
ISBN-13: 9780394820378
Publisher: Yearling Books
Publish Date: 10/12/1988
Dimensions: 7.50" L, 5.20" W, 0.70" H
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