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    The Phantom Tollbooth

    The Phantom Tollbooth

    by Susan Nanus

    Based on the classic book by Norton Juster the play captures the magic, wit, and heart of the novel and is perfect for classroom use.

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    Scholastic Book Guides: The Phantom Tollbooth

    Scholastic Book Guides: The Phantom Tollbooth

    Teaching with trade books is effective and manageable with Scholastic Book Guides—each guide has everything teachers need to build important skills for successful instruction in reading. Guides include:
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The Phantom Tollbooth

Author: Susan Nanus and Norton Juster

Illustrator: Jules Feiffer

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Fantasy, Adventure, Classics

Magic and Supernatural, Creativity and Imagination, Action and Adventure Heroes, Boredom

About This Book

This quirky fantasy story reveals how a restless and precocious ten-year-old boy learns to appreciate the ordinary things in life after he embarks on a wondrous journey.

Milo is in a deep blue funk. Nothing and no one capture his interest. Boredom is Milo's middle name. The young boy is resigned to this state of affairs until he returns from school one day to find a package containing a giant toy tollbooth in his bedroom. When Milo puts the tollbooth together, and takes a ride on his toy car through the booth, a whimsical adventure begins. On this adventure, Milo visits Dictionpolis, the land of words, Digitopolis, the land of numbers, and meets an odd cast of characters along the way. The "watch" dog Tock, the Mathemagician, Officer Short Shift, and the Lethargarians are just some of Milo's new friends who show him how fascinating life can be.

The story's black-and-white drawings are enhanced by the exceptionally witty text. Readers will be entertained by the satire and humor here, and will learn the same timeless lesson Milo comes to understand — to cherish life's little wonders.

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