The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth

Book - 1996
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A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.
Publisher: New York : Random House; c1996
ISBN: 9780394820378
9780394815008
0394815009
9780375869037
Branch Call Number: JUSTER
Characteristics: 255 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Feiffer, Jules

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green_guanaco_20
Oct 27, 2017

BOOK IS AWESOME

coffeebookie Sep 29, 2017

The Phantom Tollbooth is a wonderful adventure into the Kingdom of Wisdom by a young boy named Milo. Milo is a bored, unfulfilled young boy who is whisked away through a magic tollbooth into a curious land that challenges his dull notions about learning. An incredibly entertaining read, filled with loads of wordplay and rhetorical meanings. If you like Alice in Wonderland, try The Phantom Tollbooth!

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stpl001
Jun 26, 2017

Whimsical story that's easily understandable for young readers but contains a wealth of word play and puns that make it that much richer. Not your average fantasy tale.

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orange_dog_3105
Jun 01, 2017

I like words. I like books. Words and books can speak to you as Jessica (from the book Because of Mr. Terupt) says. This book gives you something to think about. What IS more important- words or numbers? For each person it is different- but before you pick up this amazing book up put on your thinking cap- you're going to need it.

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Ratsarecool3
May 23, 2017

Amazing story. Although it seems to be meant for younger readers, this book speaks about problems in the world today. Adults can easily enjoy this world as well. I found this book to be extremely enlightening about a variety of topics.

AL_KELSEY Mar 10, 2017

Every once in awhile, you just need a fun, quirky story with completely original characters and creatures, and The Phantom Tollbooth is just that book. It reminds me a little bit of Alice in Wonderland in the fact that a young person is transported to a magical world, meets unusual friends, and has to save the land! This book was light and fun, and well-deserving of its "classic" status!

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kcbcsnitst
Feb 14, 2017

Witty and whimsical. A challenging but rewarding read for younger readers, and an enjoyable and quirky read for older readers.

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mammothhawk229e
Jan 17, 2017

Negative soup?
Author just as clever as Piers Anthony.
Book doesn't insult the audience.
Film adaption just as good.

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e_south
Dec 12, 2016

A timeless classic for readers that like the silliness of Dr. Suess and Roald Dahl.

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etschan
Nov 19, 2016

amazing

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green_guanaco_20
Oct 27, 2017

green_guanaco_20 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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orange_dog_3105
Jun 01, 2017

orange_dog_3105 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Ratsarecool3
May 23, 2017

Ratsarecool3 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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kcbcsnitst
Feb 14, 2017

kcbcsnitst thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

violet_butterfly_6383 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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red_cobra_341
Jul 23, 2015

red_cobra_341 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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maryamsami
Feb 21, 2015

maryamsami thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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lilybluesea
Dec 20, 2014

lilybluesea thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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Dorca
Aug 26, 2014

Dorca thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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isaacp
Aug 09, 2014

isaacp thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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orange_dog_3105
Jun 02, 2017

“Besides," explained the second, “one word is as good as another— so why not use them all?”
“Then you don't have to chose which one is right.” advised the third.

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e_south
Dec 12, 2016

“Expect everything, I always say, and the unexpected never happens.”

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Bubbles_101
Oct 30, 2016

"Step right up, step right up - fancy , best-quality words right here '', announced one man in a booming voice. "Step right up - ah, what can I do for you, little boy? How about a nice bagful of pronouns - or maybe you'd like our special assortment of names?"

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Bubbles_101
Oct 30, 2016

"I AM KAKOFONOUS A. DISCHORD, DOCTOR OF DISSONANCE", roared the man, and, as he spoke, several small explosions and a grinding crash were heard.

PollyFossey Oct 21, 2014

"...many places you would like to see are just off the map and many things you want to know are just out of sight or a little beyond reach. But someday you'll reach them all, for what you learn today, for no reason at all, will help you discover all the wonderful secrets of tomorrow."

PollyFossey Oct 21, 2014

"But there is so much to learn," he said, with a thoughtful frown.

"Yes, that's true," admitted Rhyme; "but it's not just learning things that's important, It's learning what to do with what you learn and learning why you learn things at all that matters."

Natasha_Reanne Mar 09, 2012

"Now you know what you must do"
"I'm afraid I don't" admitted Milo feeling quite stupid.
"Well," continued the watchdog impatiently,"since you got here by not thinking, in order to get out, you must start thinking." And with that he hopped into the car.

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