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The Phantom Tollbooth
By Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Yearling Books
Publication date October 12, 1988
Pages 272
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780394820378
ISBN-10 0394820371
Dimensions 0.62 by 5.13 by 7.56 in.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $7.99
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Milo travels to The Lands Beyond when he drives his small electric car through a mysterious, miniature tollbooth gate. Reprint. description: Product Description: 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 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. . . .

Features an appreciation by Maurice Sendak, award-winning author of Where the Wild Things Are!

“I read [The Phantom Tollbooth] first when I was ten. I still have the book report I wrote, which began ‘This is the best book ever.’”—The New York Times

“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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With Norton Juster | Large print edition from G K Hall & Co (June 1, 1989)
9780816148011 | details & prices | 304 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $14.95
About: A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers and finds a cure for his boredom.
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With Norton Juster | 40 edition from Harpercollins Pub Ltd (June 7, 1999)
9780006754251 | details & prices | 256 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $13.05
About: Milo's voyage takes him into such places as the Land of Expectation, the Doldrums, the Mountains of Ignorance, and the Castle in the Air.
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With Norton Juster | Reprint edition from Yearling Books (October 12, 1988)
9780394820378 | details & prices | 272 pages | 5.13 × 7.56 × 0.62 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | List price $7.99
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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from Laurel Leaf Rec. grade levels 7-9 | List price N/A

About: Milo travels into The Lands Beyond when he drives his small electric car through a miniature tollbooth gate.
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With Norton Juster | Reprint edition from Paw Prints (October 1, 2008)
9781439555590 | details & prices | List price $15.99
About: When Milo finds an enormous package in his bedroom, he's delighted to have something to relieve his boredom with school.

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