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The Phantom Tollbooth
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Alfred a Knopf Inc
Publication date September 1, 1961
Binding Hardcover
Edition Reissue
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780394815008
ISBN-10 0394815009
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Original list price $19.99
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Discovering a large toy tollbooth in his room, bored ten-year-old Milo drives through the tollbooth's gates and begins a memorable journey to the Kingdom of Wisdom with a watchdog named Tuck. Tour.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: With almost 4 million copies sold over 50 years after its original publication, generations of readers have now journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic that Philip Pullman says “comes up bright and new every time I read it . . . it will continue to charm and delight for a very long time yet. And teach us some wisdom, too.” Enriched by Jules Feiffer’s splendid illustrations, the wit, wisdom, and wordplay of Norton Juster’s offbeat fantasy are as beguiling as ever.
 
For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason. Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams!

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780394815008
 
from Amereon Ltd (May 1, 1976); titled "Phantom Tollbooth"
9780848807597 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $25.95
The price comparison is for this edition
Reissue edition from Alfred a Knopf Inc (September 1, 1961)
9780394815008 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.95 lbs | List price $19.99
About: A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780679833703
 
from Random House Childrens Books (March 1, 1993)
9780679833703 | details & prices | List price $3.95
About: Essential Modern Classics are relaunched in gorgeous new covers bringing these timeless story to a new generation.
Pap/cas edition from Listening Library (June 1, 1986); titled "Phantom Tollbooth"
9780807210963 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $17.00
About: Essential Modern Classics are relaunched in gorgeous new covers bringing these timeless story to a new generation.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780061672651
 
With David Hyde Pierce (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Harperfestival (December 1, 2008)
9780061672651 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.75 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.30 lbs | List price $22.99
About: For Milo, everything's a bore.
Cassette/Spoken Word
from Caedmon Audio Cassette (October 1, 1983)
9780898450590 | details & prices | 2.75 × 4.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.10 lbs | List price $8.98
About: Essential Modern Classics are relaunched in gorgeous new covers bringing these timeless story to a new generation.
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606009409
 
from Demco Media (July 1, 1993)
9780606009409 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.10
About: A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780881036961
 
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780881036961 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.60 lbs | List price $18.40
About: A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.

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