The Phantom Tollbooth

Ranked #3 in Puns, Ranked #5 in Riddlesee more rankings.

Hailed as “a classic. . . . humorous, full of warmth and real invention” (The New Yorker), this beloved story -first published more than fifty years ago- introduces readers to Milo and his adventures in the Lands Beyond.

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!...

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Julie Zhuo To this day, I can think of no better book that captures the imagination, wonder and adventure of life that children so intuitively grasp. (Source)

Clara Jeffery The best kids book ever (Source)

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