The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster Summary
Milo, a young boy with little interest in anything, takes a trip through the Phantom Tollbooth to the Lands Beyond where he meets an enchanting cast of characters that teaches him the importance of words, numbers, ideas, creativity, and enthusiasm for life.
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster Summary
With almost 4 million copies sold over 50 years after its original publication, generations of readers have now journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic that Philip Pullman says “comes up bright and new every time I read it . . . it will continue to charm and delight for a very long time yet. And teach us some wisdom, too.” Enriched by Jules Feiffer’s splendid illustrations, the wit, wisdom, and wordplay of Norton Juster’s offbeat fantasy are as beguiling as ever. 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!
The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster Summary
A sumptuously annotated edition of a classic work by the author of the Caldecott Medal-winning Goodbye Window incorporates interviews with the author and illustrator, excerpts from Juster's drafts, and cultural and literary commentary.
The Phantom Tollbooth (Essential Modern Classics) by Norton Juster Summary
When Milo finds an enormous package in his bedroom, he’s delighted to have something to relieve his boredom with school. And when he opens it to find – as the label states – One Genuine Turnpike Tollbooth, he gets right into his pedal car and sets off through the Tollbooth and away on a magical journey!
A Guide for Using the Phantom Tollbooth in the Classroom by Kathleen L. Bulloch,Theresa M. Wright Summary
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The Phantom Tollbooth 50th Anniversary Edition by Norton Juster Summary
It has been fifty years—and millions of readers—since the world was first introduced to Milo and his adventures in the Lands Beyond with Tock, the Humbug, and the captive princesses Rhyme and Reason. Now we have a remarkable 50th anniversary edition to honor this universally adored and deeply influential novel. This special edition will include: • Gorgeous packaging that features the classic original art stamped and debossed on the case with a transparent acetate jacket. • Brief essays from esteemed authors, educators, and artists, including Philip Pullman, Suzanne Collins, Jeanne Birdsall, Mo Willems, and several others. • Photos of the author and illustrator at the time of writing and today on the two-color endpapers. • The 35th anniversary essay by Maurice Sendak. • The complete text of the book. A perfect gift for longstanding fans and lucky new readers, the 50th anniversary edition of The Phantom Tollbooth is a book to cherish.
3-book Fantasy Collection: The Sword in the Stone; The Phantom Tollbooth; Charmed Life (Collins Modern Classics) by T. H. White,Norton Juster,Diana Wynne Jones Summary
Three magical fantasy books are brought together in an exclusive ebook bind-up: ‘The Sword in the Stone’, ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’ and ‘Charmed Life’.
The Phantom Tollbooth - Literature Kit Gr. 5-6 by Rosella Westcott Summary
Meet Milo, a boy with a strong imagination and sense of adventure, as he travels to a fantastical world. Incorporate chapter questions with vocabulary and writing prompts for comprehension checks. Students contemplate who would send Milo the package containing the tollbooth. Predict what Dictionopolis will be like. Answer questions with the correct character from the book. Match idioms found in the story with their meanings. Complete sentences from the novel with their missing vocabulary words. Make a list of unpleasant sounds that Dr. Dischord and DYNNE can collect. Describe how the Dodecahedron felt when Milo said numbers aren't important. Identify all the instances where figurative languages were used in the novel. Complete a Cause & Effect Web with some of Milo's actions in the story. Aligned to your State Standards, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included. About the Novel: The Phantom Tollbooth is a story of imagination and wonder. Milo is a very bored little boy. One day, he receives a make-believe tollbooth. When he goes through it, he is sent to a magical world. There, he meets Tock the watchdog. The pair make their way to Dictionopolis, one of the country's two capitals. Here they meet King Azaz, who sends them on a journey to Digitopolis, where the Mathemagician is holding the two princesses—Rhyme and Reason—in the Castle in the Air. On their journey, Milo and Tock meet many different people and places, all with their own adventures.
Phantom Tollbooth (eBook) by Janice K. Rugg-Davis Summary
This teaching unit helps introduce fine literature to students with a wide range of reading abilities. Each teaching unit promotes oral and written language proficiency through discussion questions and writing assignments that develop comprehension, application, synthesis, and evaluation skills. Reproducible pages contain classroom-tested activities that reinforce thinking skills while introducing the concept of analysis through class discussion. Extensive background information is provided for the teacher; students are presented with the elements of fiction, including setting, characterization, plot, point of view, and theme.
100 Common Misconceptions about the Phantom Tollbooth by Michael Monk Summary
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