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Grades 4 - 8Grade 7n/a6.742156
The Phantom Tollbooth is a universally beloved childhood classic. In the 50 years since its original publication, millions of children have breathlessly followed Milo's adventures in the Lands Beyond.

Now Leonard Marcus, a nationally acclaimed writer on children's literature, has created a richly annotated edition of this perennial favorite. Marcus's expansive annotations include interviews with the author and illustrator, illuminating excerpts from Juster's notes and drafts, cultural and literary commentary, and Marcus's own insights on the book. The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth also includes an introduction that shares the fascinating background on the book's publication—Juster and Feiffer met as young neighbors in Brooklyn, New York, and thus began a fortuitious collaboration on a project that would become an instant classic—as well as its enduring place in the world of children's literature.

The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth is the perfect way to honor a classic and will be welcomed by young readers and fans of all ages.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on October 25, 2011 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 037585715X
ISBN-13: 9780375857157
6 Book Reviews
  • zarkinpants
    Milo is a boy who doesn't like thinking. Then, one day he finds a mysterious package in the apartment. When he assembles it, he finds out that it's a tollbooth! When he drives his car through it, he gets transported to a very strange place. There, you can sell words and eat letters! Soon, he meets Tock, the watchdog who's. part watch, and the Humbug. Milo agrees to go on a quest to get the princesses of Rhyme and Reason back to the Kingdom of Wisdom, which has been suffering in their absence. But their castle is at the top of a mountain full of demons! How will Milo get to them? I liked this book because it was really witty, and the Humbug was especially funny. But how does Milo know how to drive?
    • lunae
      lunaeabout 1 year55 stars
      Milo was on a quest to save the princesses. It was a long journey and Milo and his friends met some people on the way. Read this book to find out if they made it!
      • crazy2009
        crazy2009over 1 year55 stars
        Great book! It might be an old book, but it id very entertaining. Milo was bored but after that adventure, he looks at the world differently. Over all, fantastic book! totally recommend!
        • warriorcatskid
          warriorcatskidalmost 2 years44 stars
          Join young Milo, a boy who thinks nothings is interesting , on a journey to the lands beyond. Were he meets friends and learns that there is so much to do and learn! On a quest to save the princesses, Rhyme and Reason.
          • piggie101
            piggie101almost 4 years44 stars
            This book was amazing it had so much magic and love put into the book it help you learn lesson about look on the bright side of life and it helps you with your vocabulary. 4 stars
            • First reviewover 4 years
              I like the part were they go to the letter market