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! Milo's extraordinary voyage takes him ...
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! Milo's extraordinary voyage takes him into such places as the Land of Expectation, the Doldrums, the Mountains of Ignorance and the Castle in the Air. He meets the weirdest and most unexpected characters (such as Tock, the watchdog, the Gelatinous Giant, and the Threadbare Excuse, who mumbles the same thing over and over again), and, once home, can hardly wait to try out the Tollbooth again. But will it be still there when he gets back from school?
Fair. 1991 printing. Readable condition, but definitely not good for a signed copy. Wear around edges. Front bottom corner looks like it may have been nibbled on by a mouse...But inscribed by the Author!
Jules Feiffer. Fine in Very Good + jacket. INSCRIBED BY NORTON JUSTER on the title page. A very sharp copy to boot of this 1989 reprint. Cnd Fine in a bright, price-intact, VG+ dustjacket, with several small closed tears along the panel edges. Octavo, illustrated by Jules Feiffer.
Fine in Fine dust jacket. 9780394815008. No Priority shipping. International orders may require additional postage.; Signed on the title page by Norton Juster.; 3.70 X 3.62 X 0.55 inches; 288 pages; Signed by Author.
New in New jacket. SIGNED BY NORTON JUSTER! Includes PHOTOS from the event! Brand new 50th anniversary edition, gift quality! Later printing of this edition. Please note that I have several copies, so your signature may vary slightly from the one shown. Expedited and international shipping are welcome. Signed by author.
New in New jacket. DOUBLE-SIGNED BY NORTON JUSTER AND JULES FEIFFER! Very scarce signed by both. Brand new later printing in gift quality condition. Please Note: I have several copies so the signature in your book may vary slightly from the one shown in my photo. Expedited and international shipping are welcome. Signed by author.
Illustrated by Jules Feiffer. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 0394815009. With an appreciation by Maurice Sendak. A later printing. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.; 256 pages.
Very Good in Good jacket. SIGNED BY NORTON JUSTER, and includes PHOTOS from the event! 9th printing stated. Text is clean and bright. Boards have sharp corners and good color but mildly stained along rear upper edge. Price ($3.95) is intact on the dust jacket, but shelfwear evident, some moisture along rear top; cover image remains highly appealing in new mylar. Expedited shipping welcome. Signed by author.
Jules Feiffer. Very Good in Very Good jacket. Signed by Author A Very Good copy in decorated paper-covered boards, in a lightly edge-worn Very Good or better dust jacket. Mild tanning at the top edge of the text block, else tight and clean. No date on this printing ($15.95 price on the dust jacket), but estimated c.1990. Signed by author Norton Juster at the title page.
Fair. This is a 1965 fifth printing SIGNED by author. Inscription reads "For the Wilson Children with Best Wishes-Norton Juster". Owners name and address on flyleaf. Text in clean unmarked condition. Cover is very worn with boards showing through, staining, and tape over the spine. Pages intact in binding. Your Satisfaction Guaranteed. We ship daily. Expedited shipping available.
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, New York, NY
This a great, mind-stretching read for young adults. Philosophical, metaphorical, and magical at the same time. However, like St. Exupéry's Little Prince, it offers a parallel universe for adults that is just as compelling. My son and I spent as much time discussing the ideas as we did reading the book itself. It's been in trouble with the Fundies because it forces one to think and question the world around us, which makes it all the more essential.
Dec 3, 2010
Love this book. Read it years ago but lost my copy. Delighted to get it again and enjoyed it as much as ever. Recommend it to any child from 8 to 80. Barri Adair.
Aug 27, 2009
Is is really a children's book?
Although written for children almost 50 years ago, it reminded me of Alice in Wonderland -- poking fun at politics, bureaucracy, etc. We read it for fun at our book club and it produced some wonderful discussion. If you read it as a child, read it again...
Oct 30, 2008
You won't forget it
A teacher read this book to my class in elementary and I never forgot it. The story is entertaining and interesting for a reader of any age. It bends the bounds of reality and plays with denotation and connotation. It's a classic that everyone should read more than once.
Aug 19, 2008
Imaginative and Engaging
An instant classic in the mind of any child, this book really does add on to the "learning can be fun" theme. I definitely recommend this book for 5th-7th graders at least, because it can definitely give them a jump start on a new chapter of education in their life. It's about a boy who cannot appreciate learning until he enters a world where learning is an enchanting experience. One of the most memorable parts of the book was how Milo could eat words/letters (I forgot which), some of which didn't taste good at all. And the people there literally grow down instead of up. The movie for this is a bore, but nothing beats the images created by the mind while reading this book for the first time.
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