The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth
Author: Norton Juster
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780394820378
Available:
Release: 1996
Editor: Yearling Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.

The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth
Author: Norton Juster
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0784803455
Available:
Release: 2009-07-01
Editor: Everbind
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Great middle greats fiction.

The Phantom Tollbooth 50th Anniversary Edition

The Phantom Tollbooth 50th Anniversary Edition
Author: Norton Juster
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780375985300
Available:
Release: 2011-10-25
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It has been fifty years—and millions of readers—since the world was first introduced to Milo and his adventures in the Lands Beyond with Tock, the Humbug, and the captive princesses Rhyme and Reason. Now we have a remarkable 50th anniversary edition to honor this universally adored and deeply influential novel. This special edition will include: • Gorgeous packaging that features the classic original art stamped and debossed on the case with a transparent acetate jacket. • Brief essays from esteemed authors, educators, and artists, including Philip Pullman, Suzanne Collins, Jeanne Birdsall, Mo Willems, and several others. • Photos of the author and illustrator at the time of writing and today on the two-color endpapers. • The 35th anniversary essay by Maurice Sendak. • The complete text of the book. A perfect gift for longstanding fans and lucky new readers, the 50th anniversary edition of The Phantom Tollbooth is a book to cherish.

The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth
Author: Norton Juster
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780375985294
Available:
Release: 2011-01-26
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Comes up bright and new every time I read it . . . it will continue to charm and delight for a very long time yet.” --Phillip Pullman, New York Times bestselling author of His Dark Materials With almost 5 million copies sold in the 60 years since it was published, generations of readers have journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic. 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. 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!

The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth

The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth
Author: Norton Juster
Pages: 284
ISBN: 9780375857157
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A sumptuously annotated edition of a classic work by the author of the Caldecott Medal-winning Goodbye Window incorporates interviews with the author and illustrator, excerpts from Juster's drafts, and cultural and literary commentary.

The Odious Ogre

The Odious Ogre
Author: Norton Juster,Jules Feiffer
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780545162029
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents the story of an enormous, insatiable, and short-tempered Ogre, who terrorizes the countryside and dines on hapless townspeople before encountering a friendly young lady who uses innovative methods to stop him.

The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth
Author: Norton Juster
Pages: 216
ISBN: OCLC:5308286
Available:
Release: 1965
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth
Author: Norton Juster
Pages: 255
ISBN: UOM:39015029838383
Available:
Release: 1961
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.

A Guide for Using the Phantom Tollbooth in the Classroom

A Guide for Using the Phantom Tollbooth in the Classroom
Author: Kathleen L. Bulloch,Theresa M. Wright
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781557344311
Available:
Release: 1994
Editor: Teacher Created Resources
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Summer Reading Classics Three Book Collection

Summer Reading Classics Three Book Collection
Author: Louise Fitzhugh,Norton Juster,Wilson Rawls
Pages: 896
ISBN: 9780593375259
Available:
Release: 2020-06-30
Editor: Yearling
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Three unforgettable classics—Harriet the Spy, The Phantom Tollbooth, and Where the Red Fern Grows—come together in this collection that’s perfect for reading this summer no matter where you are. Exciting adventures await inside this three-book collection that will take you to the streets of New York City, an extraordinary fantasy world, and back in time to the rural Midwest. Titles featured include: · Harriet the Spy: Harriet is a spy who writes down everything she knows about everyone. But will she find a way to put her life and friendships back together when her notebook ends up in the wrong hands and the things she’s written come out? · The Phantom Tollbooth: Escape the summer doldrums and journey with Milo to the Lands Beyond when a mysterious tollbooth appears in his room. · Where the Red Fern Grows: Billy is ecstatic when he’s finally able to save up enough money for two pups to call his own—Old Dan and Little Ann. It doesn’t matter that times are tough; together they’ll roam the hills of the Ozarks and become the finest hunting team in the valley. Whether you’re looking to brush up on the classics while away from the classroom or to revisit past favorites, this three-book collection makes for ideal summer reading.

Otter Nonsense

Otter Nonsense
Author: Norton Juster
Pages: 64
ISBN: 0688122825
Available:
Release: 1994
Editor: William Morrow & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of puns based on animals, including "Lemming meringue pie," "Crocoduel," and "Pupsicle."

Alberic the Wise and Other Journeys

Alberic the Wise and Other Journeys
Author: Norton Juster
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780375897306
Available:
Release: 2010-11-09
Editor: Yearling
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Three tales of wonder Three quests for greatness Three feats of imagination Norton Juster, author of the beloved classic The Phantom Tollbooth, shares spellbinding stories that entertain and delight. The first is of Alberic and his endless search for wisdom—will his journey satisfy him in the end? The second reveals a boy with no illusions and a princess with no kingdom. The third is the tale of the richest monarch in the world—and the poorest. What they discover is as amusing as it is unexpected. With beautiful illustrations by Domenico Gnoli, Alberic the Wise and Other Journeys is a book as rich in meaning as it is fun to read.

The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster

The Phantom Tollbooth  Norton Juster
Author: Norton Juster,Rosella Westcott
Pages: 56
ISBN: 1771672498
Available:
Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this State Standards-aligned Literature KitTM, we divide Norton Juster's classic The Phantom Tollbooth by chapters, and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions.

Wild Things

Wild Things
Author: Bruce Handy
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781451609950
Available:
Release: 2017-08-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A nostalgic ramble through classics of children's literature explores the stories of their creators while revealing the wisdom that can be found in masterpieces ranging from "The Cat in the Hat" and "Charlotte's Web" to "The Very Hungry Caterpillar.".

Funny Business

Funny Business
Author: Leonard S. Marcus
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781536201260
Available:
Release: 2018-08-07
Editor: Candlewick Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What makes funny FUNNY? An esteemed anthologist interviews thirteen favorite children’s authors -- and asks them to share their trade secrets. (Age 12 and up) DO YOU EVER MAKE YOURSELF LAUGH WHILE YOU ARE WRITING? "A joke isn’t a joke if you need to explain it," notes Leonard S. Marcus. "Even so, the hidden clockwork of comedy . . . has long been considered one of the great riddles of life." There are many kinds of humor, but capturing their essence on paper is a remarkably difficult (and often undervalued) skill. So how do authors create books that not only stand the tests of time but also make us laugh? In thirteen fascinating interviews, well-loved writers of humorous books for children discuss an array of topics, from their sources of inspiration to the ways they began writing, from their revision processes to childhood anecdotes to the value they place on comedy in their work and lives. Beautifully designed and thoughtfully edited, this collection is bound to tickle the fancy of children and adults alike.

The Crystal Cave

The Crystal Cave
Author: Mary Stewart
Pages: 512
ISBN: 0060548258
Available:
Release: 2003-05-06
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Born the bastard son of a Welsh princess, Myridden Emrys -- or as he would later be known, Merlin -- leads a perilous childhood, haunted by portents and visions. But destiny has great plans for this no-man's-son, taking him from prophesying before the High King Vortigern to the crowning of Uther Pendragon . . . and the conception of Arthur -- king for once and always.

The Enchanted Wood

The Enchanted Wood
Author: Enid Blyton
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9781444926507
Available:
Release: 2015-07-02
Editor: Hachette Children's
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first magical story in the Faraway Tree series by one of the world's most popular children's authors, Enid Blyton. Joe, Beth and Frannie find the Enchanted Wood on the doorstep of their new home, and when they discover the Faraway Tree they fall into all sorts of adventures! Join them and their friends Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy as they discover which new land is at the top of the Faraway Tree. Will it be the Land of Spells, the Land of Treats, or the Land of Do-As-You-Please? Come on an amazing adventure! First published in 1939, this edition contains the original text. Inside illustrations are by Jan McCafferty, and the cover by Mark Beech (2014).

Mister God This Is Anna

Mister God  This Is Anna
Author: Fynn
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9780345441553
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recounts the author's special friendship with an exuberant, precocious, little runaway orphan, whom he came upon when she was four years old and who explored life with unparalleled gusto until her death three and a half years later. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

The Magician s Book

The Magician s Book
Author: Laura Miller
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780316040266
Available:
Release: 2008-12-03
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Enchanted by Narnia's fantastic world as a child, prominent critic Laura Miller returns to the series as an adult to uncover the source of these small books' mysterious power by looking at their creator, Clive Staples Lewis. What she discovers is not the familiar, idealized image of the author, but a more interesting and ambiguous truth: Lewis's tragic and troubled childhood, his unconventional love life, and his intense but ultimately doomed friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien. Finally reclaiming Narnia "for the rest of us," Miller casts the Chronicles as a profoundly literary creation, and the portal to a lifelong adventure in books, art, and the imagination.

Trubloff

Trubloff
Author: John Burningham
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0099414287
Available:
Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A mouse who runs away with gypsies to learn to play the balalaika returns home just in time to save his family.