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Norton Juster (1929–2021)

Author of The Phantom Tollbooth

18+ Works 22,280 Members 885 Reviews 16 Favorited

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Group Read: The Phantom Tollbooth in The Green Dragon (November 2016)

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I know this is supposed to be a sweet story about a young girl and her time spent at her grandparent's house (and it is!), but the text was way too long for the age this was intended for.
 
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mrsandersonreads23 | 393 other reviews | Apr 14, 2024 |
This was my very favorite book when I was a kid and rereading it as an adult was just as magical. It makes you want to have so many adventures and learn everything there is to learn. I may have even gotten a bit misty eyed remembering how much this story had always meant to me. A must read for everyone everywhere.
 
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rknickme | 424 other reviews | Mar 31, 2024 |
I read this book because I saw Dominic Noble do a "Lost in adaptation" episode comparing this book to the Chuck Jones cartoon and for some reason reacted to that with "Chuck Jones is one of my favourite animators, I Should read the book that inspired that cartoon of his that i have never seen or heard of until now"reaching

anyway, I found the book very clever and I appreciated the wordplay commitment
 
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Works
18
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6
Members
22,280
Popularity
#957
Rating
½ 4.3
Reviews
885
ISBNs
149
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11
Favorited
16

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