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The Phantom Tollbooth Paperback – October 12, 1988
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- Print length 272 pages
- Language English
- Grade level 3 - 7
- Lexile measure 1000L
- Dimensions 7.76 x 5.08 x 0.44 inches
- Publisher Bullseye Books
- Publication date October 12, 1988
- ISBN-10 0394820371
- ISBN-13 978-0394820378
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- Publisher : Bullseye Books; Reprint edition (October 12, 1988)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0394820371
- ISBN-13 : 978-0394820378
- Reading age : 8 - 11 years, from customers
- Lexile measure : 1000L
- Grade level : 3 - 7
- Item Weight : 4.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 7.76 x 5.08 x 0.44 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,923 in Books ( See Top 100 in Books )
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Norton Juster is an architect and planner, professor emeritus of design at Hampshire College, and the author of a number of highly acclaimed children's books, including The Dot and the Line, which was made into an Academy Award-winning animated film. He has collaborated with Sheldon Harnick on the libretto for an opera based on The Phantom Tollbooth. The musical adaptation, with a score by Arnold Black, premiered in 1995 and will soon be performed in schools and theaters nationwide. An amateur cook and professional eater, Mr. Juster lives with his wife in Amherst, Massachusetts.
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The Phantom Tollbooth
Norton juster , jules feiffer ( illustrator ).
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First published January 1, 1961
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”…you had the courage to try; and what you can do is often simply a matter of what you will do.”
”But if all the roads arrive at the same place at the same time, then aren’t they all the right way?” asked Milo. “Certainly not!” he shouted, glaring from his most upset face. “They’re all the wrong way. Just because you have a choice, it doesn’t mean that any of them has to be right.”
”You’ll find,” he remarked gently, “that the only thing you can do easily is be wrong, and that’s hardly worth the effort.”
A goal that isn’t too important makes you live in the moment, and still gives you a driving force. This driving force is a way to get around the fact that we will all die and there is no real point to life. But with the ASG there is a point. It is not such an important point that you postpone joy to achieve it. It is just a decoy point that keeps you bobbing along, allowing you to find ecstasy in the small things, the unexpected, and the everyday. What happens when you reach the stupid goal? Then what? You just find a new ASG.
‘so many things are possible just as long as you dont know they are impossible.’
You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge and still come out completely dry.
Words and numbers are of equal value, for, in the cloak of knowledge, one is warp and the other weft.
You can get in a lot of trouble mixing up words or just not knowing how to spell them.
The only thing you can do easily is be wrong, and that's hardly worth the effort.
“It has been a long trip," said Milo, climbing onto the couch where the princesses sat; "but we would have been here much sooner if I hadn't made so many mistakes. I'm afraid it's all my fault." "You must never feel badly about making mistakes," explained Reason quietly, "as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.”
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The Phantom Tollbooth
“Comes up bright and new every time I read it . . . it will continue to charm and delight for a very long time yet.” --Phillip Pullman, New York Times bestselling author of His Dark Materials
With almost 5 million copies sold in the 60 years since it was published, generations of readers have journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic.
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!
About the Author
Norton Juster was an architect and planner, professor emeritus of design at Hampshire College, and the author of a number of highly acclaimed children's books, including The Dot and the Line , which was made into an Academy Award-winning animated film. He collaborated with Sheldon Harnick on the libretto for an opera based on The Phantom Tollbooth . The musical adaptation, with a score by Arnold Black, premiered in 1995 and is performed in schools and theaters nationwide.
Jules Feiffer is the author of several books for young readers, including The Man in the Ceiling and A Barrel of Laughs, a Vale of Tears, I Lost My Bear, Bark, George, and Meanwhile... . He has won a number of prizes for his cartoons, plays, and screenplays. Mr. Feiffer lives in New York City.
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"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