What is the phantom tollbooth about

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The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

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Hailed as “a classic. . . . humorous, full of warmth and real invention” (The New Yorker), this beloved story -first published more 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 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. . . .
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The Phantom Tollbooth

I still have the book report I wrote, which began 'This is the best book ever. Humorous, full of warmth and real invention. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? 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!

The Phantom Tollbooth is a children's fantasy adventure novel written by Norton Juster with illustrations by Jules Feiffer, published in by Random House.
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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. There, he acquires two faithful companions and goes on a quest to restore to the kingdom its exiled princesses—named Rhyme and Reason—from the Castle in the Air. In the process, he learns valuable lessons, finding a love of learning. The text is full of puns and wordplay, such as when Milo unintentionally jumps to Conclusions, an island in Wisdom, thus exploring the literal meanings of idioms. In , Juster had received a Ford Foundation grant for a children's book about cities.

Wait a second, not so fast. The Phantom Tollbooth is here to show you, once and for all, that learning can be fun whoa, just like Shmoop! Imagine if you had a magic pencil to math your way out of sticky situations, or a box of words that helped you defeat evil demons. Sounding a little better, right? Here's the deal: The Phantom Tollbooth tells the story of a bored kid named Milo, who takes an exciting journey through a magical kingdom, and in the process learns that life and learning, too isn't so boring after all.

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