The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Phantom TollboothBook Review:  The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Milo is BORED.  Nothing seems worthwhile until the day he comes home to find a package in his room with a miniature tollbooth and a map of the Lands Beyond.  It’s mysterious enough to engage him and he indulges his curiosity, soon finding himself on an amazing adventure.  He will visit several lands and meet some unusual characters.

My boyfriend’s daughter LOVES this book and gave me her copy to read.  Despite the fact this book was around when I was a kid, I somehow missed it until now.  It’s a quick, fun read especially if you love wordplay.  Puns abound, as do events illustrating the literal meanings of many popular idioms.  Best of all though, it encourages readers to notice the world around them and make each day count.

 

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