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The annotated Phantom tollbooth

Author: Norton Juster; Jules Feiffer; Leonard S Marcus
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : First annotated editionView all editions and formats
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Annotated edition of Norton Juster's story about ten-year-old Milo, who finds an enormous and mysterious package in his room one day-- a phantom tollbooth, with a map to a world beyond, whereupon Milo sets off on a fantastic journey, meeting the not so wicked Witch, Faintly Macabre, and the watchdog Tock, among others, and learns the importance of words and numbers. This edition includes interviews with the author  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Novels
Action and adventure fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Juvenile fiction
Named Person: Norton Juster; Norton Juster
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norton Juster; Jules Feiffer; Leonard S Marcus
ISBN: 9780375857157 037585715X 9780375957154 0375957154
OCLC Number: 701017660
Description: xli, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Milo --
Beyond expectations --
Welcome to Dictionopolis --
Confusion in the market place --
Short shrift --
Faintly Macabre's story --
The royal banquet --
The Humbug volunteers --
It's all in how you look at things --
A colorful symphony --
Dischord and Dynne --
The silent valley --
Unfortunate conclusions --
The dodecahedron leads the way --
This way to infinity --
A very dirty bird --
Unwelcoming committee --
Castle in the air --
The return of Rhyme and Reason --
Good-by and hello.
Responsibility: Norton Juster ; illustrations by Jules Feiffer ; introduction and notes by Leonard S . Marcus.
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Annotated edition of Norton Juster's story about ten-year-old Milo, who finds an enormous and mysterious package in his room one day-- a phantom tollbooth, with a map to a world beyond, whereupon Milo sets off on a fantastic journey, meeting the not so wicked Witch, Faintly Macabre, and the watchdog Tock, among others, and learns the importance of words and numbers. This edition includes interviews with the author and illustrator, excerpts from Juster's notes and drafts, and commentary.

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