The Phantom Tollbooth
Grade Levels: 3-8 and above
Hailed by The New Yorker magazine as “a classic. . . . humorous, full of warmth and real invention,” The Phantom Tollbooth was first published more than fifty years ago. Since its first publication, the book has sold almost 4 million copies and delighted readers young and old. It introduces readers to the young boy Milo and guides us through his adventures in “The Lands Beyond,” a fantasy realm full of wonder, wordplay, and allegory.
The book has invited multiple generations of readers to follow Milo in his journey through The Lands Beyond and discover for themselves the meaning and beauty around them, just as Milo does. The book’s illustrator, Jules Feiffer, created vivid pictures that accompany the text and spark the imagination of its readers. Author Norton Juster’s wit, wisdom, and offbeat wordplay fantasy are as beguiling now as they were when this story was first written.