The Phantom Tollbooth

by Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer

Librarian’s Note: For an alternate cover edition of the same ISBN, click here.Hailed as “aclassic.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.22 out of 5
  • Published 1996 by Random House Bullseye Books
  • Original Title: The Phantom Tollbooth
  • ISBN: 0394820371 (ISBN13: 9780394820378)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Characters: Tock
  • Humbug
  • Milo

Librarian’s Note: For an alternate cover edition of the same ISBN, click here.Hailed as “a classic. . . . humorous, full of warmth and real invention” (The New Yorker), this beloved story -first published more than fifty years 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. . . .