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The Phantom Tollbooth

  Author(s) & Illustrator(s): Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer

  Edition: Paperback -- Plot Summary and Book Review

The Phantom Tollbooth (Paperback)    

  • "The Phantom Tollbooth", full of puns, humor and colorful characters, is an original and hilarious classic children's chapter book. Kids in third grade through seventh grade will get a good laugh from the ingenious plays on words in this humorous story. Ten-year-old Milo finds a Phantom Tollbooth in his room. After driving through the tollbooth gate, Milo embarks upon a fantastic journey that takes him to Dictionopolis, the land of words; Digitopolis, the land of numbers; and many other unusual places. Along with watchdog Tock and the Humbug, Milo goes on a quest to bring back the Princess of Sweet Rhyme and the Princess of Pure Reason to the Kingdom of Wisdom from the Castle in the Air. "The Phantom Tollbooth", written by Norton Juster and illustrated by Jules Feiffer, is one of the best fantasy books for children.
  • Reading Level: children in third grade through seventh grade
  • Paperback, 255 pages
  • ISBN: 0394820371
  • Publisher: Yearling Books
  • Genres: Fiction - Fantasy Books, Humorous Stories
  • Chapter Books

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