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by Jules Feiffer,Norton Juster

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Jules Feiffer,Norton Juster
Bullseye Books; Reprint edition (October 12, 1988)
Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Phantom Tollbooth is a children's fantasy adventure novel written by Norton Juster with illustrations by Jules Feiffer, published in 1961 by Random House (USA)

The Phantom Tollbooth is a children's fantasy adventure novel written by Norton Juster with illustrations by Jules Feiffer, published in 1961 by Random House (USA). It tells the story of a bored young boy named Milo who unexpectedly receives a magic tollbooth one afternoon and, having nothing better to do, drives through it in his toy car, transporting him to the Kingdom of Wisdom, once prosperous but now troubled

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. I have always loved The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. I once had a print copy of this book

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. I once had a print copy of this book. I have also seen the animated movie of this book.

Juster, Norton: 1929- The phantom tollbooth. Illustrated by Jules Feiffer. New York, Epstein & Carroll; distributed by Random House. The Phantom Tollbooth leaps, soars, and abounds in right notes all over the place, as any proper masterpiece must. Comparison with Alice in Wonderland was inevitable, for the author displays a similar ingenuity, bite, and playfulness in his attack on the common usage of words. All well and good-wonderful, in fact-this miracle of instant recognition by contemporary critics.

Jules Feiffer tells us what happened to the Phantom Tollbooth Illustrations. This was part of an interview with School Library Journal at the 2010 National Book Festival in Washington DC. Категория. Автовоспроизведение Если функция включена, то следующий ролик начнет воспроизводиться автоматически.

By Norton Juster Illustrated by Jules Feiffer. I read 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. By Norton Juster Illustrated by Jules Feiffer. By Norton Juster Read by Rainn Wilson and Norton Juster. The Phantom Tollbooth is the closest thing we have to a modern Alice in Wonderland. The book lingers long after turning the final page.

The Phantom Tollbooth study guide contains a biography of Norton . He spent his younger years idolizing comic book heroes and decided he wanted to illustrate for them.

The Phantom Tollbooth study guide contains a biography of Norton Juster, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. Jules Feiffer and Norman Juster famously met in the late 1950s while taking out the trash at their Brooklyn apartment. This friendship would prove to be intellectually and artistically fertile, for Feiffer would eventually come to illustrate Juster’s beloved Phantom Tollbooth. Feiffer may not be as well known as Juster, but his contributions to American arts and letters are nearly as significant.

The Phantom Tollbooth book. When the story begins, Milo gets home one afternoon expecting to go through the same humdrum after-school routine he always goes Anyone who has a passion for words and wordplay will enjoy reading The Phantom Tollbooth.

Enriched by Jules Feiffer’s splendid illustrations, the wit, wisdom, and wordplay of Norton Juster’s offbeat fantasy .

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. Norton Juster is an architect and the author of other highly acclaimed children’s books, including The Dot and the Line, The Hello, Goodbye Window, illustrated by Chris Raschka, which received the Caldecott Medal, and The Odious Ogre, also illustrated by Jules Feiffer. Jules Feiffer is the author and illustrator of two novels for young readers, as well as several acclaimed picture books, including Bark, George and Meanwhile. He has won numerous prizes for his cartoons, plays, and screenplays.

Читать книгу The Phantom Tollbooth. Juster, Norton: 1929- The phantom tollbooth. Бесплатно читать книги популярного автора Juster Norton онлайн. And, in the very room in which he sat, there were books that could take you anywhere, and things to invent, and make, and build, and break, and all the puzzle and excitement of everything he didn’t know-music to play, songs to sing, and worlds to imagine and then someday make real. His thoughts darted eagerly about as everything looked new-and worth trying.

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
  • I don't care what it says on the cover, if this is ONLY a book for children, I'm a circus acrobat. And since I'm a 66 yr. old crippled lady and NOT a circus acrobat, this must not be a book just for children. What is it? It's a wonderful collection of delightful play with words and numbers, puns and logic, profound insights and pure fun.
    Milo is a boy who is ALWAYS bored. Then, one day he comes home from school to find The Phantom Tollbooth, with directions for assembly, a book of rules, maps, and two coins for the toll. Luckily, Milo also has a driveable toy electric car, so, after the tollbooth is together, he gets in his little car, drops in one of the coins, and off he goes, looking for something that he hopes might not be boring.
    And so he goes, having fun times, meeting creatures we all know...a dog with a clock for a body (a watch dog, of course), a large bug that brags without reason and claims always to know the answers (a humbug). He goes to a banquet, but has to eat his words, and wishes he had given a shorter and yummier speech. If I started telling you all the delightful word play I would have to eventually copy the entire book. The author does a magnificent job and his love of words is obvious. No phrase is too small to take literally or juggle into new meanings.
    Yet, even in the happy lands of Dictionopolis and Digitopolis....a city that uses numbers like Dictionopolis uses words...there is a problem. Throughout the entire Empire of Wisdom, there is no Rhyme or Reason, who were exiled. Milo, Tock, the watchdog, and the Humbug, start off to bring Rhyme and Reason back to the Empire of Wisdom. They have, of course, many adventures, but the mission doesn't actually become dangerous until they reach the Mountains of Ignorance, where they are beset by terrible demons: the Everpresent Wordsnatcher, who constantly interrupts, the Terrible Trivium, who wastes time doing unimportant, repetitive tasks, the Senses Taker, who wastes time filling out forms with useless information until the person is too bored to go do something more important, the long-nosed, green-eyed, curly-haired, wide-mouthed, thick-necked, broad-shouldered, round-bodied, short-armed, bowlegged, big-footed monster, who is, of course, none of these things, and is, in real life, the Demon of Insincerity. There are too many demons and monsters to mention here, but everyone is a demon you will recognize from your own life, slowing you down, wasting your time, and trying to confuse you.
    After a couple of close calls, the three make it to The Castle In The Air and rescue the sisters, bringing Rhyme and Reason back to the Empire of Wisdom. There is much celebration, but Milo, worried that he has been away for so long, gets back in his little car and returns home, where only an hour has passed and the only thing that has changed is Milo, himself, who is no longer bored.
    It's a marvelous book, quite suitable for children...none of the "demons" are scary to the youngest child, but I honestly don't believe a child can really appreciate the book's play with words, phrases and numbers. You would have to stop and explain a lot. I'd wait until my kid had a good grounding in the English language before I'd give her this book and, if she didn't like it, I'd try again a few years later. But don't forget to read it yourself. This is one of my favorite books of all time, and five stars just aren't enough to rate it with.

  • My first love. And to be honest, if you asked what my favorite book is, as long as I didn't pause to censor myself and choose another more "age appropriate" selection, this would still be my answer.
    If you want philosophy suitable for a young mind, this is excellent. If you're not above reading a "children's book" if you're not a child, it's still great philosophy, mythology, word play, and creative genesis. Sure, as a society we first need to learn rules, what things mean. But once the rules are learned then you need to learn when they should be broken. Not everything has to make rigid sense. Once a surface meaning is discovered you don't quit searching, you can keep digging for the underlying meaning and learn more about the world and more about yourself. This is like beginner semiotics, early lessons in meaning-making. Sometimes watches tick. Sometimes they tock. Also it's fun!

  • At 10 years old, this was the first book that ever truly seemed to speak my language. Two decades later, I still feel a measure of understanding, and being understood, when I read "The Phantom Tollbooth".

  • I remember adoring this book when I first encountered ir, but I hadn't read it in forever. I am delighted that the Suck Fairy (who visits beloved childhood books and turns them into utter tripe that can't have been the same book it was before!) has been nowhere near this book; it is just as delightful and whimsical and wonderful as it has always been. And it ages well -- nothing about it feels dated or irrelevant.

    Especially if you are an incorrigible punster (do not incorrige), read this book. It is well worth it.

  • My philosophy professor made us read this book because it does an excellent job of discussing the Two Cultures debate. I was really impressed by how Norton Juster took a complex topic and made it a fun and clever children's book. I was really blown away by all the symbolism. This book was just chalk full of meaning and references. I loved it.

  • A favorite book of mine ever. I read it a month ago while driving to Montana from Oklahoma and it went much quicker than I thought it would! I would have brought two books had I known. I suppose it was just that fun to read that I flew through it! I will be re-reading it! I intend to teach it for Classical Conversations at some point so I am reading it and the other reading for Challenge B ahead of time. Even without my ambition I think it is a wonderful book full of linguistic fun!

  • The Phantom Tollbooth is the book I wish my parents had read to me when I was a child.

    This book explores English and mathematics, and connects them together in a world of their own. A world filled with puns and wordplay.

    Milo is filled with ennui, and can find nothing that interests or excites him. The arrival of a cardboard tollbooth and little electric car send him into a world of adventure and exploration where his expectations are overturned.

    His traveling companion is Tock, a dog with a clock in it's middle. He turns out to be both lovable, and offers often dry comments on the situation at hand. I never warmed up to the Humbug, who seemed to me to be part snake oil salesman. Yet he has his lovable moments.

    If you have not read this book to your child, or have not given it to him or her to read on their own, then I think they are sadly deprived children.

  • Great book that highlights the importance of many life lessons and skills, such as forethought, motivation, decision-making, solid reasoning, and word choice. Presented in a way that is humorous to children, but does not "preach". It is full of puns, which is better for 3rd grade level and higher. Lots of great vocabulary.