Esta edición ISBN ya no está disponible.Ver todas las copias de esta edición ISBN.
With almost 4 million copies sold over 50 years after its original publication, generations of readers have now journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic that Philip Pullman says “comes up bright and new every time I read it . . . it will continue to charm and delight for a very long time yet. And teach us some wisdom, too.” Enriched by Jules Feiffer’s splendid illustrations, the wit, wisdom, and wordplay of Norton Juster’s offbeat fantasy are as beguiling as ever.
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. Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams!
"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
"It seems to me that almost everything is a waste of time," Milo laments. "[T]here's nothing for me to do, nowhere I'd care to go, and hardly anything worth seeing." This bored, bored young protagonist who can't see the point to anything is knocked out of his glum humdrum by the sudden and curious appearance of a tollbooth in his bedroom. Since Milo has absolutely nothing better to do, he dusts off his toy car, pays the toll, and drives through. What ensues is a journey of mythic proportions, during which Milo encounters countless odd characters who are anything but dull.
Norton Juster received (and continues to receive) enormous praise for this original, witty, and oftentimes hilarious novel, first published in 1961. In an introductory "Appreciation" written by Maurice Sendak for the 35th anniversary edition, he states, "The Phantom Tollbooth leaps, soars, and abounds in right notes all over the place, as any proper masterpiece must." Indeed.
As Milo heads toward Dictionopolis he meets with the Whether Man ("for after all it's more important to know whether there will be weather than what the weather will be"), passes through The Doldrums (populated by Lethargarians), and picks up a watchdog named Tock (who has a giant alarm clock for a body). The brilliant satire and double entendre intensifies in the Word Market, where after a brief scuffle with Officer Short Shrift, Milo and Tock set off toward the Mountains of Ignorance to rescue the twin Princesses, Rhyme and Reason. Anyone with an appreciation for language, irony, or Alice in Wonderland-style adventure will adore this book for years on end. (Ages 8 and up)From the Inside Flap:
Illustrated in black-and-white. We're celebrating the thirty-fifth anniversary (1996) of this modern kids' classic with a special hardcover edition! This ingenious fantasy centeres 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...
"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Descripción 1961. HRD. Condición: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. del artículo: IB-9780394815008
Descripción 1961. HRD. Condición: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. del artículo: VQ-9780394815008
Descripción Penguin Random House. Condición: New. Brand New. Nº de ref. del artículo: 0394815009
Descripción Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers 8/12/1961, 1961. Hardback or Cased Book. Condición: New. The Phantom Tollbooth. Book. Nº de ref. del artículo: BBS-9780394815008
Descripción Random House. Hardcover. Condición: New. 0394815009. Nº de ref. del artículo: Z0394815009ZN
Descripción Random House, 1989. Hardcover. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: 0394815009
Descripción Random House. Hardcover. Condición: New. 0394815009 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|0.96. Nº de ref. del artículo: OTF-S-9780394815008
Descripción Condición: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Nº de ref. del artículo: 97803948150080000000
Descripción Random House. Hardcover. Condición: New. 0394815009 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Nº de ref. del artículo: SWATI2122547246
Descripción Random House USA Inc, United States, 1961. Hardback. Condición: New. 35th ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Illustrated in black-and-white. We re celebrating the thirty-fifthanniversary (1996) of this modern kids classic with a special hardcoveredition! This ingenious fantasy centeres around Milo, a bored ten-year-old whocomes home to find a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Joining forceswith a watchdog named Tock, Milo drives through the tollbooth s gates andbegins a memorable journey. He meets such characters as the foolish, yetlovable Humbug, the Mathemagician, and the not-so-wicked Which, FaintlyMacabre, who gives Milo the impossible mission of returning two princesses tothe Kingdom of Wisdom. Nº de ref. del artículo: ABZ9780394815008