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The Phantom Tollbooth by  Norton Juster - Paperback - 21st printing, this. 1961 original. Random 1964 1st. - 1961 - from Hedgehog's Whimsey Books (SKU: Alibris.YC1840010964)

The Phantom Tollbooth

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The Phantom Tollbooth

by Juster, Norton

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Very good. Near fine. Clean. Slight cover wear at spine folds. Short (2) corner creases. Well-crafted w/ better materials.
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New York: Random House Books for Young Readers, 1961. 21st printing, this. 1961 original. Random 1964 1st.. Trade paperback. Very good. Near fine. Clean. Slight cover wear at spine folds. Short (2) corner creases. Well-crafted w/ better materials.. Feiffer, Jules (Illustrations by).. 1 Trade paperback. Glued binding. 256 p. Pen&Ink artwork. Audience: Children/juvenile/adults. Many now 40-somethings likely performed or cheered school and classroom plays (before they were 40-something) of Norton Juster's "The Phantom Tollbooth", a "wise and witty fantasy" wherein and where-out young Milo drives his small electric car (who would have thunk? ) through what seems is a tollbooth gate. He arrives at "The Lands Beyond" and is joined by an ill-mannered Humbug and a ticking watchdog named Tock. Adventures lead them close to the forbidden Mountains of Ignorance where black-hearted demons await. Cartoonist Jules Feiffer's introductory map and wide-eyed line art guide the reader.


The Phantom Tollbooth is a children's adventure novel and a modern fairy tale published in 1961, written by Norton Juster and illustrated by Jules Feiffer. 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. He finds himself in the Kingdom of Wisdom. There he accepts a quest to rescue the princesses of the kingdom, acquires two faithful companions, and has many adventures.


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On Apr 2 2013, fireflower537 said:
This is one of my favorite books. It is a VERY funny and clever story about a journey through strange lands. The book is full of puns, wordplay and weirdness.


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The Phantom Tollbooth
Juster, Norton
Feiffer, Jules (Illustrations by).
Trade paperback
Book condition
Used - Very good. Near fine. Clean. Slight cover wear at spine folds. Short (2) corner creases. Well-crafted w/ better materials.
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21st printing, this. 1961 original. Random 1964 1st.
Random House Books for Young Readers
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
Feiffer, Jules, artist, cartoonist|Milo into The Lands Beyond w/ Humbug, ticking watchdog, Tock|Youth Classic
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Youth Classics;

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About Hedgehog's Whimsey Books

Hedgehog's Whimsey Books was born in a random moment when I decided to become a used books seller. Beginning in 2001, I apprenticed myself with a longtime pro in the next town, hoping to learn her secrets. She encouraged my free help but was wary of sharing all those secrets. Nonetheless, she turned me loose when she felt I would not embarrass her; she was impressed, finding I actually knew something about books and authors and styles. I am still learning, and I am having a good time with the random avalanches of books to be recycled into good homes, one by one. Inventory has mounted: my mother downsized her 7,000-plus library, and we (my Geezer and I) went to library book sales, yard emporiums on weekends, estate dispersals, and added the books my kids left behind, wanting to stock their own shelves anew. Some folks simply tooled down our dirt road and left boxes on our porch. Myself? Well, I am also a photographer, journalist, curious stuff collector, avid reader, writer, editor, small-time publisher, and online pontificator. At Hedgehog Enterprises, I do "Words & Pictures by & for Folks with Prickly Backs, Soft Bellies, & Small Brains", established in 1991. Since I have the smallest brain (by unpopular vote), I am the Head Hedgehog. Do I specialize in particular genres? I thought I did, but my barn has lots of Geezer-built shelves, and we have many interests, so topics vary, as do book conditions and editions. I try to describe such, and sometimes have too much fun as I poke along. There is no charge for the therapy of browsing, folks, so find my sites and stay awhile. If a purchase results, know that the tax collector in Newport, New Hampshire, may get a pleasant surprise. Or, I may buy a few more apple cider donuts or sweet potatoes. No pressure. Hedgehogs do have yearnings. If you should visit by chance or by appointment, enjoy our old New Hampshire farmhouse location alongside the Sugar River and its companion recreation Rail Trail, nearby two historic railroad covered bridges just off Chandlers Mill Road. Feel welcome. -- Lucy G Wells, proprietor.


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