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 ...Show synopsisWhen 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? This new edition of Norton Juster's classic story includes a special "Why You'll Love This Book" introduction by award-winning author, Diana Wynne Jones.Hide synopsis
Description:First edition of this modern classic. Octavo, original blue...First edition of this modern classic. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by the author with the added words, "Everything is Possible! Norton Juster." Also signed by Jules Feiffer, the illustrator. Light wear and name on the front endpaper, else near fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket which has had some light professional restoration to the extremities. "This book has been described by Naomi Lewis as 'the best original modern book in the Carroll line'" (Carpenter & Prichard, 409). Anyone with an appreciation for the language and irony of Alice in Wonderland will consider this witty adventure a classic. The novel begins with a miserably bored lad who exclaims that "there is nothing for me to do, nowhere I'd care to go, and hardly anything worth seeing." Suddenly a tollbooth appears in his room, and, having no other interests, the lad Milo drives through it and sets off in his toy car for a mythic journey.
Description:Illustrated by Jules Feiffer. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket...Illustrated by Jules Feiffer. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. First edition (no later printing indicated on copyright page). SIGNED by the author on the title page. Octavo, bound in blue cloth with white lettering and illustration, map endpapers. Upper corner of front board bumped, else very good in a very good (fair sized chip in upper left corner of front panel, another smaller chip at the crown of the spine, minor edge wear with a few short closed edge tears, age toning) dust jacket. The first issue dust jacket has the original $3.95 price on the front flap and the author's photograph on the rear panel.; 256 pages.
Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) 1961...Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) 1961 Epstein & Carroll FIRST EDITION ( distributed by Random House) **SIGNED** directly on the title page by both JUSTER & FEIFFER. A solid copy in VG+/G condition. The deep blue boards with white lettering and illustrations have the merest of wear at the corners and spine ends. Inside the book there is only a very faint inscription at the top of the map page. The unclipped DJ shows a price of $ 3.95 crossed out and penned $ 3.19. I think this is a second state DJ with 5 brief reviews on the rear cover. There is some loss of color along the right edge of the front, some dirt on the rear and chips of color loss but overall a GOOD bright DJ! EXCEEDNGLY RARE WITH BOTH SIGNATURES! **BONUS** Also receive the very charming First Edition of the Dot and the Line 1963 Random House in VG/VG condition.
Description:Good. Signed by Author Author inscription "Sept 27, 1996, For...Good. Signed by Author Author inscription "Sept 27, 1996, For Auriel" on half-title page, with owner inscription below. General reading wear. Spine bumped and rubbed at crown/base and edge. Front and back corners lightly bumped. Two inch and one inch creases at top of back cover.
Description:Fine in Fine jacket. Book. 4to-over 9¾-12" tall. Signed by...Fine in Fine jacket. Book. 4to-over 9¾-12" tall. Signed by Author(s) Fine copy In Like Jacket. First Random House Edition. ($3.95) on flap. Beautiful Fresh Copy after Epstein Carroll Edition. Signed on Half-Title."For Becca Norton Juster." Beautiful Copy.
Description:Fair. This is a 1965 fifth printing SIGNED by author....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.
Description:Jules Feiffer. Very Good in Very Good jacket. Signed by Author A...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.
Description:Illustrated by Jules Feiffer. Fine in Fine dust jacket....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.
Description:New in New jacket. DOUBLE-SIGNED BY NORTON JUSTER AND JULES...New in New jacket. DOUBLE-SIGNED BY NORTON JUSTER AND JULES FEIFFER! Very scarce signed by both. Brand new 2nd printing in gift quality condition. Expedited and international shipping are welcome.
Description:Fine in Fine dust jacket. 9780375869037. Very mild scuffing on...Fine in Fine dust jacket. 9780375869037. Very mild scuffing on this fragile see through dustjacket.; Boldly signed by Norton Juster on the title page.; 1.3 x 9.2 x 6 Inches; 288 pages; Signed by Author.
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.
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...
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.
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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