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This a wiki about the children's adventure novel and modern fairy tale published in 1961, written by Norton Juster and illustrated by Jules Feiffer


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The Phantom Tollbooth is a children's adventure novel and modern fairytale by Norton Juster. It was published in 1961 with illustrations by Jules Feiffer.

It tells the story of a bored young boy named Milo who unexpectedly receives a magic tollbooth one afternoon and, having nothing better to do, decides to drive through it in his toy car. The tollbooth transports him to a land called the Kingdom of Wisdom. There he acquires two faithful companions, has many adventures, and goes on a quest to rescue the princesses of the kingdom — Princess Rhyme and Princess Reason — from the castle of air.

The text is full of puns, and many events, such as Milo's jump to the Island of Conclusions, exemplify literal meanings of English language idioms.


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