The Phantom Tollbooth
LIMBONG: And so when a mysterious tollbooth shows up in Milo's room, he gets in because there's nothing better to do and gets transported to this world filled with wonder and wordplay. Here's Juster reading a section for NPR in 2010. In it, Milo meets five representatives of King Azaz the Unabridged, king of Dictionopolis, monarch of letters, emperor of phrases, sentences and miscellaneous figures of speech.
The Phantom Tollbooth
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....
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Product Description"Hero Milo 'didn't know what to do with himself - not just sometimes, but always.' One day he returns from school to find an easy-to-assemble tollbooth and when he drives through it, Milo finds wild adventures in Dictionopolis, the land of words; Digitopolis, the world of numbers, and many locations in between. He is on a quest in this nonsensical land to bring back the Princess of Sweet Rhyme and Pure Reason. The book is filled with wild characters like the Spelling Bee who spells more than he speaks. There are silly word plays like the time Milo makes a speech at dinner and is surprised to find out how he has to eat his words. Life philosophy is mixed with tons of punny, funny humor. He is so changed by his travels that when he returns home he is only momentarily disappointed when the tollbooth disappears. As Milo says, "There's just so much to do right here." A children's classic for parent and child to enjoy together." - Children's Literature. For ages 8 to 12.Ask a Question About this Product(From the Science-Fiction shelf.)
The Phantom Tollbooth tells the story of bored young Milo (played in the 1970 film by Butch Patrick) who is unexpectedly gifted with a mysterious tollbooth. Driving his toy car through the booth, he arrives in the chaotic Kingdom of Wisdom, where he attempts to assist the exiled princes Rhyme and Reason regain power. Among his adventures: Jumping to Conclusions, an island in the Kingdom of Wisdom.
One rainy afternoon, young Milo's world is turned upside-down when a mysterious tollbooth arrives. With nothing better to do, he uses the tollbooth to travel to the Kingdom of Wisdom, where he and his two faithful friends, Tock the Watchdog and the Humbug, embark on an epic quest to rescue the Princesses Rhyme and Reason and restore peace to the kingdom. 041b061a72