THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH
BY NORTON JUSTER
PURPLE TREE BOOKS REVIEW: I love the watchdog “Tock” because he goes “tic-tic-tic-tic” like any good watchdog might. The adventurous tale of a boy who must save a kingdom and the princesses Rhyme and Reason is a fantastic read for any child, young or old. Juster’s imaginative use of puns throughout the story keep you thinking and will ensure you have an unforgettable time!
BOOK SUMMARY: This ingenious fantasy centers around Milo, a bored ten-year-old who comes home to find a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Joining forces with a watchdog named Tock, Milo drives through the tollbooth’s gates and begins a memorable journey. He meets such characters as the foolish, yet lovable Humbug, the Mathemagician, and the not-so-wicked “Which,” Faintly Macabre, who gives Milo the “impossible” mission of returning two princesses to the Kingdom of Wisdom.
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