The Phantom Tollbooth

Paperback

English language

Published Nov. 8, 1989 by Bullseye Books/Alfred A. Knopf.

ISBN:
9780394820378

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4 stars (43 reviews)

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! --back cover

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Review of 'Caseta Magica (Phantom Tollbooth)' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

I read this book years ago and had forgotten the story. The only reason I remember reading the book is that I recognized the illustrations. It was a much faster read than I expected, having finished it in a little over an hour. This is one book that every kid should read, both young and old. It's a great story that takes a deep look at imagination and its role in life. Full of puns, likable (if two-dimensional) characters, and a fun story, this is a book that should be read when young, and then read again when one is all grown up. Reminiscent of L. Frank Baum's Oz books and Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. I especially loved the last line:
"Well, I would like to make another trip," he said, jumping to his feet; "but I really don't know when I'll have the time. There's just so much …

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Subjects

  • Fantasy.