The Phantom Tollbooth
Title : The Phantom Tollbooth
Author :
Rating :
ISBN : 0394820371
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Category : food-and-wine
Tags : romance, family, mystery, ethnic, ya, adventure

Looking for a really good The Phantom Tollbooth 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 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 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 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 di More at http://www.thephotoroll.com/php_uploads


The Phantom Tollbooth (www.thephotoroll.com Reviews)

  • Patrick
    Patrick

    I just finished this book with my oldest boy I ve been reading a chapter or two out loud to him every night when we can manage it I never read The Phantom Tollbooth before, so it had no particular nostalgic appeal to me But I d heard about it, and it was in my house somehow so I decided to give it a try Here s the short version Meh It s not awful But it wasn t great, either.Overall, I found reading it to be a bit of a slog When thinking ahead to reading time at night, I want to be exci

  • karen
    karen

    JULYas part of my personal reading challenges for 2017, once a month i will be revisiting a favorite book from when i was a little bitty karen and seeing if it holds up to my fond memories and determining if i can still enjoy it as an old and crotchety karen.fingers crossed.so first things first in answer to the question does this book hold up here s what s weird i have no memory of reading this book as a kid i know i read it i remember all of jules feiffer s illustrations and i have st

  • Marie Lu
    Marie Lu

    I don t remember much about this book, except that I loved it to pieces, and that the subtraction stew always made me really hungry.

  • Lisa Vegan
    Lisa Vegan

    My mother got this for us when I was 8 and it was first published in 1961 I still own that original edtion and it is not in great shape due to multiple readings This is as much an adult as a children s book Although I loved the story right away, it was meaningful as I got older and I understood all the plays on words and deeper messages Still worth rereading every decade or so as an adult, and it remains one of my favorite books It s a very witty book I m a sucker for maps, however ba

  • Shivani
    Shivani

    Anyone who has a passion for words and wordplay will enjoy reading The Phantom Tollbooth In this charming children s book, author Norton Juster takes us on an adventure with his main character Milo, a young boy who enters a chaotic place called the Kingdom of Wisdom and finds that to restore order in the kingdom, he must save the banished princesses Rhyme and Reason.When the story begins, Milo gets home one afternoon expecting to go through the same humdrum after school routine he always goes t

  • Mia (Parentheses Enthusiast)
    Mia (Parentheses Enthusiast)

    I am a reader, and I measure my life in books, and the ones that I read in my very early years were probably the most formative You can learn a lot about a person by what their childhood was like whether they played outside all the time or preferred to stay indoors, whether they read or didn t, whether they drew or played sports or learned instruments and languages.I, for one, loved words I read many books with large words in them, and so I was always asking my mother what they meant, or look

  • Katie
    Katie

    I wasn t as impressed with this book as many of my friends Perhaps that is because of my high expectations for the book or perhaps because of my preferences in writing style So those who love this book can use one of those two reasons to blow off my review However, the fact remains that I was not very interested from page to page, and if not for a commitment to a book group, I am afraid I would not have had any desire to finish it.In style the book seems to be written for a particular age gro

  • Brian Yahn
    Brian Yahn

    The Phantom Tollbooth is without doubt the funnest book I ve ever read Not only did I love this book as a kid, but I love it even the older I get.It has enough of a save the princess plot to hold your attention, a cast of Pixar like zany characters, and it s set in a world so riddled with puns it s unbelievably fun.From the way the tollbooth mysteriously arrives, to the way it takes Milo to a strange new world, to the quest he ends up on to save the princesses Rhyme and Reason, to how he

  • Lisa
    Lisa

    RESULTS ARE NOT GUARANTEED, BUT IF NOT PERFECTLY SATISFIED, YOUR WASTED TIME WILL BE REFUNDED That is the promise the boy Milo receives when he embarks on a hilarious adventure to rescue two princesses named Rhyme and Reason in a fantasy land beyond the Phantom Tollbooth, which he explores with a colourful bunch of characters At the beginning of the story, Milo is a bored young man who does not care much for anything, and can t see any point in learning, discarding knowledge and understandin

  • David
    David

    Reading grown up literature is excavating the human soul, the adult soul a mangled mess of contradictions and self deceptions, screwy motives and the odd self adherent logic of artistic creation But Literature capital ell is a pyrrhic battle between message and evasion one must avoid moralizing outright, must avoid overt allegory, but must never be too subtle, too veiled, lest you be resigned to snobby undergrabs and many rubbish bins The Phantom Tollbooth is a strange beast decidedly a

The Phantom Tollbooth