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The Resource The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth

Label
The Phantom Tollbooth
Title
The Phantom Tollbooth
Statement of responsibility
Norton Juster
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hailed as "a classic. . . . humorous, full of warmth and real invention" (The New Yorker), this beloved story—first published more than fifty ago—introduces readers to Milo and his adventures in the Lands Beyond. 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. . . ."I read [The Phantom Tollbooth] first when I was ten. I still have the book report I wrote, which began 'This is the best book ever.'" —The New York Times"The Phantom Tollbooth is the closest thing we have to a modern Alice in Wonderland." —The Guardian"The book lingers long after turning the final page. . . . A classic indeed." —Los Angeles Review of Books"You loved the humor and adventure . . . and [now] you'll marvel at [the book's] wit, complexity, and its understanding of how children perceive the passage of time." —Entertainment Weekly
Summary
A bored young boy, Milo, drives his small electric car through a toy tollbooth and finds himself in the Land Beyond. A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom
Theme
Storyline
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Audio
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
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10785933
Cataloging source
MdPfRBL
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1929-
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  • Juster, Norton
  • Wilson, Rainn
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1000
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  • 7
  • 9
PerformerNote
Narrated by Rainn Wilson with an introduction read by the author
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Listening Library
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True
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  • Classic Literature
  • Fantasy
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Juvenile Literature
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Phantom Tollbooth
Instantiates
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
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not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
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True
Isbn
9781984887047
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
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True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
The Phantom Tollbooth
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e9d2ce84-361e-4899-ab84-ba82d2853483
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
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True
Isbn
9781984887047
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
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True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

    • McMinnville Public LibraryBorrow it
      225 NW Adams Street, McMinnville, OR, 97128, US
      45.210071 -123.199661
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