The Phantom Tollbooth Book Reviews

Norton Juster & Jules Feiffer

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster & Jules Feiffer Book Summary

“Comes up bright and new every time I read it . . . it will continue to charm and delight for a very long time yet.” --Phillip Pullman, New York Times bestselling author of His Dark Materials 

With almost 5 million copies sold in the 60 years since it was published, generations of readers have journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic.

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!

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Book Name The Phantom Tollbooth
Genre Classics
Language English
E-Book Size 63.64 MB

The Phantom Tollbooth (Norton Juster & Jules Feiffer) Book Reviews 2023

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My favorite book as a child, and perhaps as an adult too. It’s witty and imaginative

The best book ever. I think this book is the best book ever! I think it is awesome! (William, age 8)

Super Interesting Book. I was never bored, while reading this there was never a dull moment in the story line. This was a fun read!!

the fantom tollbooth. its a great book one if the best i recommend everyone to read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AWESOME. Best book ever ! This is the most adventurous kids book ever. Norton Juster has the largest and wildest imagination.

Love this book. It was so real and cool dudes!!!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS BOOK!!!. I read this book as a child and I love it more today than I did 30 years ago. Now that I’m a mom, I couldn’t wait to share it with my daughter. She could not get enough. This is a girl who fought bedtime every night until I introduced her to this book. Once I started reading this to her at bedtime, she begged to go to bed so we could read another chapter. I cannot recommend this book highly enough!

The Best Book of a Lifetime !. This book truly changed my life! Read it , you won’t regret it !

Amazing. Honestly this usually isn’t what i like but i love it I found nothing i would want to change in it like i usually can in every book I read

Tollbooth. This book was horrible

Such an amazing book! (Pls read this review). I’m a 10 year old and this book is SO AWESOME!! Even the people in my class who are jocks and think they are apparently too cool for school even enjoy this book and laugh at every witty content! I definitely recommend this book to everyone, everywhere. It’s so clever how they incorporate all the wordplay while still making it funny. I understand how some of the narrations and dialogue can be a bit confusing, even some of the words and statements confuse me and other times my teacher has to explain the world play cuz everyone looks like this: 😶 But after she explains, I just have an AHA moment and I’m like ‘hey that’s actually pretty smart” And so I recommend it for smart 3-5 graders and for anyone who needs something to read. SO INTERESTING AND CANT WAIT TO READ MORE IN CLASS!! Once again thx for reading! Have a great day yall.

Still a good book. I’m 16 years old now and I still love this book. It’s very interesting and one of the only books I will only really read(besides Percy Jackson and diary of a wimpy kid even tho those are kid books). This book is actually pretty understandable. As long as you know what’s going on and you’re paying attention, his will most likely be one of your favorite books. It happened to me. I’m not forcing anyone to like it, but to at least be interested in it a little bit. Really good, classic book. And I rarely read books lol.

Phantom Tollbooth. I really like it and I hope I can tell the story to everyone I know now and in the future.😄

The Phantom Tollbooth. I Liked the Phantom tollbooth because the book got really good at the end though it wasn't as good at the start. Some parts you think will be scary but hen wierd and happy things happen which is why I like the book.

THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH. Delightful. And very wise.

The Phantom Tollbooth. So good!!! You should read it! I was a classic 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

Surprisingly interesting. When I had to read this book for summer reading I thought it would be really boring but when I started to read it it was so interesting I mean like I wanted to read more and more and finally I finished it today it was really good I hope that people will be able to read this book cause it was really fun to read it!

Genuine genius. This is a beautifully written book, with adventures that any reasonable child would envy, and characters that end up being both nonhuman and all-too-human at the same time. This is a must-read for any true punster or any of the children out there whoever dreamed of an adventure of shocking reality and strangeness all at the same time

Great Book!. I really love this book! It's really fun to read and it's worth a buy!

The best book in the world!. “ This book inspires young kids like me to use there imagination and go on wild adventures so they won’t end up in Doldrums. I loved the funny language and people Milo met like Alec Bings and Chroma the Great. The story arc always keeps the journey going with one exciting thing after the other. I was sold as soon as I got to the part when Milo finds the Phantom Tolbooth in his room. The funniest part was the straight up language like ‘jumping to conclusions’. Overall, I love the book I recommend it to both adults and children.”

Great book. This was a great book. It helped me like books.

Fun. We liked it but sometimes it didn’t feel like a real story.

Book Report. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster is a great book. A perfect example of fantasy. The main character, Milo, has no respect for learning, as he feels it is a waste of time. When he comes across a mysterious tollbooth on a sidewalk, he carefully examines it and finds a note: “FOR MILO, WHO HAS PLENTY OF TIME”. Milo goes on a quest through a number of quirky towns and countries to save the two Princess’s, Rhyme and Reason. I encourage those who like stories with lots of action to buy this book. The Phantom Tollbooth seems like a children’s book to simply entertain, but it you read it carefully, the lessons Milo learns are for the more mature crowd. I can’t think of any book that is like this one, mainly because of all the adventure and creativity. The plot does however take many twists and turns, which can be hard to catch up with. But this truly is a tale that every child, teenager, and adult must read.

Good. Very good but stopped being interesting halfway through.

My only regret…. …is that I didn’t find his book as a child. But, oh how I enjoyed it as a 45-year-old one. A fun, smart, clever, witty, mind-tingling adventure is hidden inside these pages. Dive in and enjoy!

Great book. This book is well written exciting adventure through numbers and words my favorite character is Tock

My 11 yr old loved this. My 11 year old and I loved this book. Would recommend for any age.

Hurgmuffin. Thermonuclear corn cobs

Thumb up. Great read

Confusing. I read this book as a 3rd grader. It did not make sense, and I had to stop.

Amazing.. This book is just amazing.

The phantom tolbooth. It’s Boring and un interesting

Man. Had to read this in class never again

Shmorgan. Shmorgan your carving board

HEART IT. This is pure awesomeness! Read it!

Pure imagination. Absolutely wonderful and inspiring

Good. Good

Great book. Great book please write a sequel

The Phantom Tollbooth. Best book ever.

Best book. We had to read this book for 7th grade honors English. We studied the symbolism of the book. Every character,person,place or thing has symbolism to it. Milo represents any one on a journey, to the census taker who represents distractions. So many puns in this book, for adults or middle school up it is great to find and question yourself on symbolism., for example, milo jumps to conclusion and is then sent to a place called conclusions that he can't escape. And for elementary children it is just a fun book. Truly amazing....Savagesquad out😂

The Phantom Tollbooth. An absolutely lovable book with great hidden treasures of wisdom on how life is to be lived.

I love it. To be honest i thought it was going to be boring type book but when I read the first chapter I knew that j was going to like it. It's an amazing book and it's really creative type of book. It makes the reader have to think twice before going to the next sentence. Lol this rating is sooo long too😂

Best book ever. This is the best book I've ever read it was very interesting I hope to read more of these books

Awesome Book. I am a nine year old boy, I really enjoyed this book because of the adventure. It was so amazing that I had to read it every night. It is such an amazing book that I'll have to consider reading it a second time.

Very mind bending. It is very interesting and fun read you should read it if you can get it

Charming. Great classic with a good message to send to children. This book should definitely be on the school summer list of books to read.

Still My Favorite. I first watched the movie when I was in the 6th grade and I INSTANTLY fell in love with it! I have watched the movie so many times, I can quote almost all of it! It's STILL one of my top 5 books, even after 5 years :)

Loved it. Read this in third grade and it was great. It made me laugh. Stonily suggest u get it

Very sexist book. I had to read this in class. It was very sexist because the two princesses Rhythm and Rhyme need a prince to save them. When they are 20 years old, but instead get rescued by a 10 year old. In the book all the men talk, never the women.

Amazing!. I love this book! I read it in my class and thought it looked boring but boy was I wrong! This book sends you twirling through The Lands Beyond. My favorite part is when they jump to conclusions. I also love how they left you a place to fill in (the person who sent the tollbooth)

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The The Phantom Tollbooth book written by Norton Juster & Jules Feiffer was published on 12 August 1961, Saturday in the Classics category. A total of 1,547 readers of the book gave the book 4.5 points out of 5.

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