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The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster - First Edition, First Printing - 1961 - from Logos Books (SKU: 192)

The Phantom Tollbooth

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The Phantom Tollbooth

by Norton Juster

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About This Item

Five million copies, several printings, and commemorative editions of this immensely popular children's book, this book is a First Printing.

Dust Jacket has significant tears in the spine area (photo) and minor scalloping on other jacket edges. Unclipped front panel with the original retail price (photo). DJ is lightly toned.

Book has illustrated front board and sharp crisp white titling on the spine. Board edges are slightly bowed. There are no entries or markings on any of the pages. All 256 pages and illustrations are present. Light toning on pages and edges.


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.


Logos Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
The Phantom Tollbooth
Norton Juster
Jules Feiffer
Black clothbound hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Quantity available
First Edition, First Printing
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
Childrens Book
6" x 9.25"

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About Logos Books

Logos Books, 513 2nd Street, Davis, CA 95616 Logos is a retail outlet for the Friends of the Davis Public Library and licensed by the State of California as a non-profit entity. Our large book inventory comes mostly from donations by our literate university-town community. Donations often mass donations from private libraries and sometimes include valuable books that we list online and are competitively priced.Prospective buyers wanting to personally inspect one of our listed valuable books are encouraged to do so. We store our valuable books off-site in a safe and controlled environment. Call Logos Books during store hours and leave contact information or email the General Manager, to make an appointment.


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