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The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth
The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth | Norton Juster
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The Phantom Tollbooth is a universally beloved childhood classic. In the 50 years since its original publication, millions of children have breathlessly followed Milo's adventures in the Lands Beyond.Now Leonard Marcus, a nationally acclaimed writer on children's literature, has created a richly annotated edition of this perennial favorite. Marcus's expansive annotations include interviews with the author and illustrator, illuminating excerpts from Juster's notes and drafts, cultural and literary commentary, and Marcus's own insights on the book. The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth also includes an introduction that shares the fascinating background on the book's publicationJuster and Feiffer met as young neighbors in Brooklyn, New York, and thus began a fortuitious collaboration on a project that would become an instant classicas well as its enduring place in the world of children's literature.The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth is the perfect way to honor a classic and will be welcomed by young readers and fans of all ages.
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GatheringBooks
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Dodecahedron when Milo unthinkingly noted that numbers are not important:
“Could you have tea for two without the two—or three blind mice without the three? Would there be four corners of the earth if there weren‘t a four? And how would you sail the #SevenSeas without a seven?”
One of the most brilliant children‘s books out there. Amazing wordplay, amazing depth. The annotated version is even better!
My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-4sr

arlenefinnigan Gorgeous illustrations! 3mo
TheRomantiCate It‘s the book that made me love reading 3mo
Cinfhen My son named EVERY stuffed animal Milo after reading and loving this book!!!! 3mo
Clwojick THIS IA MY FAVOURITE ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
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Schnoebs
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Enjoying an evening in with a cup of tea, asmr Harry Potter rooms in the background and this quality book. The second half of work was absolutely insane and I definitely needed this. Just finished the introduction and finally get to start the story 🥰

#annotated #mapsoflitsy #bookmap #map #tea #cozy #isitfallyet #magicalreadathon2019 #magicalreadathon #mpls #twincities

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Schnoebs
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These are the two books I‘ve just recently started and I can‘t wait to get further into them. What are you guys reading for national book lover‘s day?

#nationalbookloversday #booklovers #books #reading #mpls #twincities

LibrarianRyan annotated. Huh. 4mo
Schnoebs @LibrarianRyan right? I saw it at a book festival earlier this year for $10 and I loved the book growing up so I went for it. It‘s a really cool format that I‘m enjoying a lot lol 4mo
Crazeedi Did you receive your #bookmarkswap package yet? 4mo
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Schnoebs @Crazeedi yes I did! Thanks so much, it came in the mail Wednesday 🥰 4mo
Crazeedi @Schnoebs did you let @LibrarianRyan know?? Glad it got there safely!! 4mo
LibrarianRyan @Crazeedi I got it now. Thanks. 4mo
Shaneyney The Phantom Tollbooth is one of my all time favorites. One I always try to get new friends to read. What is in the annotated version? 4mo
Schnoebs @Shaneyney it has background on the author‘s life and also comments on all the pages about the reasons why they wrote things or different versions of things plus bits about the drawings 4mo
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Schnoebs
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Went to the Twin Cities Book Festival today and I found the tagged book for $10! And I was able to find a really cheap copy of aliebn which I wanted to buy for my sister for Christmas. Plus I got some book accessories which I‘m super excited for.

#bookmerch #harrypotter #yellowstone #nature #annotated #childrensbook #mpls #bookfestival #twincities

KatieCarpenter So jealous! 14mo
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JoyBlue
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Finished (for the gazillionth time. Love it each and every time.5 stars.

mcctrish Ive started this a few times as a grown up but never finished. I love this stack so I‘m tracking down my lone copy this weekend 2y
GatheringBooks love the annotated version done by leonard marcus. so well done! 2y
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JoyBlue @mcctrish 📚😀 Hope you enjoy! 2y
Tadams4 Love love love this book! 2y
JoyBlue @Tadams4 💙💙💙💙💙 2y
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thewanderingbookmark
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“Obviously you don‘t know who we are,” sneered the fifth. And they presented themselves one by one as:
“The Duke of Definition.”
“The Minister of Meaning.”
“The Earl of Essence.”
“The Count of Connotation.”
“The Undersecretary of Understanding.”

#readharder2018

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hordner
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"You know you're in excellent hands when, in the midst of sine nutty, diadactic dialogue, the author disarms you."

Coming into the #FirstLinesChallenge for #24in48 with this little nugget of truth. #24in48readathon

@24in48

hordner #FirstLines seems to be the more popular hashtag choice 😅 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Coming home from school one day, Milo finds an unexpected gift..a make-believe tollbooth. When he drives through it in his electric toy car, he is suddenly transported to the Lands Beyond, a fantastic world of imagination.
#scenesfromabook #takeadrive

Rachel.Rencher Best children's book ever 😍 2y
Kalalalatja I really need to read this at some point! 2y
JoeStalksBeck 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 2y
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Fancypants
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😂😭😍⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Chelsey Love love love this one! 2y
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Sarrie
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I wish I had read this as a kid, because I would have adored it. I really loved it even as an adult. It has the expected moral messages but they're so cleverly slotted in with little sayings that cracked me up at times.

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Kamisha
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Day 7 @bookriot #riotgrams The Phantom Tollbooth is one of my absolutely most #welllovedbooks. I re-read it constantly when I was younger!

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literatefrog
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How much could be accomplished with just a little thought.

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LindsayReads
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To read one day, one day... 💝

Sace Oooo. 3y
Emily92Bibliophile SO. GOOD. !💙👏🏻🎉 3y
youngreadrshelf You must. My students really liked it! 3y
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LindsayReads @youngreadrshelf Oh yeah? Does the annotated version really enhance the original? I loved it as a kid! 3y
mcipher Oooh!!!! 😍 3y
youngreadrshelf @LindsayReads not sure. I just read them the one we had in the classroom which has been around forever. 3y
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Smangela
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#FeistyFeb #AnthropomorphicCharacter Tock the Watchdog from The Phantom Tollbooth ❤

josie281 That's my dog! My favorite! 3y
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TocktheWatchdog
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I am done. My life is complete.

MrBook Niiiiice! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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chisa

Things which are equally bad are also equally good. Try to look at the bright side of things.

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