Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Flashback Tuesday: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster illust by Jules Feiffer

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster and illustrated by Jules Feiffer is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of it's publication.   This classic book with it's iconic cover has never gone out of style.   It is still a perennial on school reading lists which is how it should be.  Even though I have shelved this book and read about this book for years and am a huge fan of both Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer, it wasn't until a few years ago that I actually read it myself.   It was not at all what I imagined it to be....it was even better.  I couldn't believe it took me so long to finally pick it up and read.   I loved the word play and the characters...how many times have we felt like Milo---bored with everything.   This is a must have classic that every child should and every grown up should re-read.....it may be 50 years old but is still young at heart!

1 comment:

  1. I was late to The Tollbooth, too -- but I thank my lucky stars that I found it as an almost-adult. The characters and actions are all so wonderfully visual. Here's hoping this 50th anniversary puts the book in front of a whole new audience!