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, ...
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?
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.
Feiffer, Jules. As New in As New jacket. 6 x 9. Signed By Author 1ST THUS 2015 EDITION. SIGNED BY AUTHOR JUSTIN NORTON (born in 1929) on publisher's special bound in page. This is author's actual signature-not a stamp. "as new" (unread) in "as new DJ-a perfect gift copy. Special author intro by Juster & special three page "appreciation" by Maurice Sendak. 280pp. Special "afterword" by numerous well-known authors. A special copy. Illus. 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.
Jules Feiffer. NF in F jacket. Signed by the Author SIGNED-Octavo. Clean white cloth covered boards quarterbound in a black cloth backstrip with shiny gilt lettering on the spine and a shiny gilt Jules Feiffer illustration printed on the front board. Very light bumping at the head and tail of the spine. Map endpapers. Signed by the author in black pen on a special blank tip-in page bound into the front of the book by the publisher just after the free front endpaper. Binding is straight and tight; pages are all clean, white, and crisp. 279 pages. Dust Jacket has no discernable flaws. A gift quality copy with a very nice signature in the front. Uncommon.
New in New jacket. SIGNED IN PERSON 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.
Feiffer, Jules. Very good in very good(-) jacket. Illustrated in black and white by Jules Feiffer. 256 pages, 8vo, black cloth, dust wrapper (worn with several small tears). New York: Random House, (1989). A very good copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper. Inscribed by the author on the title page: "For Natalie and Caitlin-Norton Juster."
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.
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.
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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