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By Norton Juster

Hailed as “a vintage. . . . funny, choked with heat and actual invention” (The New Yorker), this liked story--first released greater than fifty ago--introduces readers to Milo and his adventures within the Lands Beyond. 

For Milo, everything’s a bore. while a tollbooth mysteriously seems to be in his room, he drives via basically simply because he’s received not anything greater to do. yet at the different part, issues look diverse. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there via jumping), learns approximately time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, or even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and cause! someplace alongside the best way, Milo realizes whatever fabulous. lifestyles is way from boring. in reality, it’s interesting past his wildest goals. . . .

Features an appreciation by way of Maurice Sendak, award-winning writer of Where the Wild issues Are!

“I learn [The Phantom Tollbooth] first whilst i used to be ten. I nonetheless have the e-book document I wrote, which started ‘This is the easiest e-book ever.’”—The manhattan Times

“The Phantom Tollbooth is the closest factor we need to a contemporary Alice in Wonderland.”—The Guardian

“The ebook lingers lengthy after turning the ultimate web page. . . . A vintage indeed.” —Los Angeles evaluate of Books

“You enjoyed the humor and adventure . . . and [now] you’ll wonder at [the book's] wit, complexity, and its figuring out of ways kids understand the passage of time.” —Entertainment Weekly

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All the colors had returned to their original brightness, and as they raced along the road Milo continued to think of all sorts of things; of the many detours and wrong turns that were so easy to take, of how fine it was to be moving along, and, most of all, of how much could be accomplished with just a little thought. And the dog, his nose in the wind, just sat back, watchfully ticking. 3. Welcome to Dictionopolis “You must excuse my gruff conduct,” the watchdog said, after they’d been driving for some time, “but you see it’s traditional for watchdogs to be ferocious …” Milo was so relieved at having escaped the Doldrums that he assured the dog that he bore him no ill will and, in fact, was very grateful for the assistance.

One went south to the Foothills of Confusion and built Dictionopolis, the city of words; and one went north to the Mountains of Ignorance and built Digitopolis, the city of numbers. Both cities flourished mightily and the demons were driven back still further. Soon other cities and towns were founded in the new lands, and at last only the farthest reaches of the wilderness remained to these terrible creatures—and there they waited, ready to strike down all who ventured near or relaxed their guard.

The king was overjoyed. ‘They have been sent to crown my old age,’ he cried, and called the queen, his ministers, the palace staff, and, indeed, the entire population to see them. “ ‘We’ll call this one Rhyme and this one Reason,’ he said, and so they became the Princess of Sweet Rhyme and the Princess of Pure Reason and were brought up in the palace. “When the old king finally died, the kingdom was divided between his two sons, with the provision that they would be equally responsible for the welfare of the young princesses.

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