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We're starting a children's book club for ages 8-12 (and any parents who want to join!) and we'd love for you to join us! Monday, July 14th at 5PM We will be discussing The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster ---------------------------------------- Illustrated in black-and-white. This ingenious fantasy centers around Milo, a bored ten-year-old who comes home to find a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Joining forces with a watchdog named Tock, Milo drives through the tollbooth's gates and begins a memorable journey. He meets such characters as the foolish, yet lovable Humbug, the Mathemagician, and the not-so-wicked "Which," Faintly Macabre, who gives Milo the "impossible" mission of returning two princesses to the Kingdom of Wisdom. ====================== "I read The Phantom Tollbooth first when I was 10. I still have the book report I wrote, which began 'This is the best book ever.'" --Anna Quindlen, The New York Times
"A classic... Humorous, full of warmth and real invention." --The New Yorker ------------------------------------------- Our book club is open to all and no registration is required, so please feel free to read the book and join in on the discussion! Questions? Please call 860-868-0525.
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Norton Juster is an architect and planner, professor emeritus of design at Hampshire College, and the author of a number of highly acclaimed children's books, including The Dot and the Line, which was made into an Academy Award-winning animated film. He has collaborated with Sheldon Harnick on the libretto for an opera based on The Phantom Tollbooth. The musical adaptation, with a score by Arnold Black, premiered in 1995 and will soon be performed in schools and theaters nationwide. An amateur cook and professional eater, Mr. Juster lives with his wife in Amherst, Massachusetts.Jules Feiffer is the author of two books for young readers, The Man in the Ceiling and A Barrel of Laughs, a Vale of Tears. He has won a number of prizes for his cartoons, plays, and screenplays. Mr. Feiffer lives in New York City. (afegit de Random House)… (més)
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this beloved classic, two new editions have been released. The Anniversary Edition includes new essays by authors such as Suzanne Collins and Mo Willems as well as reprinting Maurice Sendak’s 35th-anniversary tribute. The Annotated version includes notes and interviews with Juster by Leonard Marcus. Ages 8-11.
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It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for- our culminating On The Same Page event with Norton Juster, author of the beloved Phantom Tollbooth, with special guest Leonard Marcus, editor of the new Annotated Phantom Tollbooth and expert on everything about Milo and Company! You must have a ticket to attend this event. At the time of writing, tickets are still available and limited to two per person. We are allowing you to reserve tickets over the phone, so please call us if you are coming from far away and would like us to hold a ticket for you. Q: Are we excited about this??? A: Uber!!! The classic children’s book THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH by award-winning author Norton Juster, in which millions of children have followed Milo's adventures in the Lands Beyond, is celebrated in this 50th edition and new annotated edition. The book includes interviews with the author and illustrator, excerpts from Juster's notes and drafts, cultural and literary commentary, and an introduction that shares the background on the book's publication and how the author and illustrator met, beginning a long lasting collaboration on a project that would become a classic in the world of children's literature. Juster will also talk about his new picture book NEVILLE. (jasbro)… (més)