- Taschenbuch: 272 Seiten
- Verlag: Yearling; Auflage: Anniversary. (12. Oktober 1988)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0394820371
- ISBN-13: 978-0394820378
- Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: 8 - 12 Jahre
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,2 x 1,6 x 19 cm
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The Phantom Tollbooth (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 12. Oktober 1988
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"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) -- Amazon.com -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
" 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
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when he comes home from school and finds a tollbooth in his
room. As he has nothing else to do, he drives through it.
He finds himself in another world. In this world he meets
four main characters, a dog, a spelling bee and two people.
The boy learns that two princesses, rhyme and reason have
been put in a caslte in the sky by the two people, which are
two brothers too the princesses. Each of the brothers
represent words and numbers. Everything got mixed up after
they put their princess sisters in the castle. The two
brothers argue over which is better, words or numbers.
The boy learns all about the words and numbers and then sets
out to rescue the sisters in the castle. The boy has many
adventures during his mission to rescue the sisters. It is
a very very exciting and interesting story. I don't want to
tell you any more about the story, but this book is a
MUST READ BOOK. IT IS GTEAT! I am an almost 10 year old
boy. I think both boys and girls would love this book
ages 8 and up!
Few of us did not watch the popular television show Frasier, and those of us who wouldn't miss an episode were soon fans of Pierce who played Dr. Niles Crane. He was funny, touching, affecting, and thoroughly enjoyable. The same may be said of this narration. His voice so easily becomes that of a small boy as well as the voices of the many characters met on a fantastic adventure. Listen as young Milo discovers a strange tollbooth in his bedroom. Then, since the rather bored youngster has nothing better to do he gets into his toy car and drives through the booth.
What does he find? An absolutely amazing place, Dictionopolis, chock full of words and inhabited by unusual characters from Tock, a watchdog, to Humbug, an insect.
As youngsters accompany Milo on this journey they will not only discover the meaning of words but much to ponder, such as "The way you see things depends a great deal on where you look at them from, " Or, they might consider this: "'I never knew words could be so confusing," Milo said to Tock as he bent down to scratch the dog's ear. 'Only when you use a lot to say a little,' answered Tock."
Children as well as adults will listen, learn, and have lots of fun with The Phantom Tollbooth as read by David Hyde Pierce.
- Gail Cooke
The story follows the journey of Milo, a boy bored of basically everything around him. One day he receives a mysterious package that turns out to be a tollbooth. For lack of anything better to do, he puts it together and begins to play, only to find himself driving in an entirely different world. There he meets all sort of curious creatures, from a giant watchdog (literally, a dog whose body is a watch) and a humbug the size of a person. Juster plays with words as if they were tangible objects to juggle, and continually surprises the reader by turning ordinary events into magical occurrences. This book very much exemplifies the quote (and I apologize for not naming the speaker, who slips my mind at this moment) "The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to get sharper."
Although Norton Juster's tale will probably never receive as much wild acclaim as the Harry Potter series, The Phantom Tollbooth nevertheless exhibits its own quiet charm. It is full of original characters and entertaining events, and I heartily recommend it for any child, or adult for that matter, who would like to be amused for a few hours on a rainy afternoon - especially if you think there's nothing to do! It is a wonderful book to read to a child, and the simple black and white drawings scattered throughout the text belie the vivid pictures that Juster paints with his words.
Milo and his various friends and enemies encountered along the way serve to illustrate many of the foibles and quirks of adult life. The Phantom Tollbooth serves as a gateway to a place that embodies the physical manifestations of metaphors.
For instance, in Dictionopolis (a city of words) Milo is invited to a banquet at which one must eat one's words. Just as in our world, sometimes those words can be sour and very hard to swallow.
Also, while you can jump to the Isle of Conclusions, you must reach the mainland again only by swimming through the sea of knowledge. And the water is cold. It is not easy to recover from having jumped to conclusions.
The interplay between concepts, the tension between words and numbers, the divisions and alliances that are made, the enemies who seem to be friends, all of these serve to make a delightful play which will interest children and adults.
Milo, of course, makes it home safely after a fascinating journey, and while he would like to take another trip, the phantom tollbooth is needed elsewhere for other children, too. However, Milo realises that he has his own tollbooth in his imagination, and thus the adventure need never end.
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Norton Juster's book is ostensibly a children's book. However, like much of children's literature, it contains hidden (and not so hidden) aspects that are of delight to adults as... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 1. Februar 2006 von FrKurt Messick
Juster has performed a marvelous job in introducing young readers to the importance of being oneself. By exploring a wonder-filled world (that would make a fine movie! Lesen Sie weiter...Am 30. Juli 2000 veröffentlicht
Norton Juster never seems to stop coming up with new, fun ways to keep his audience's undivided attention! His description is excellent and Milo is a very realistic boy. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 24. Juli 2000 von TAK
This is one of the few books that I think every child should read. This book does much to make reading a magical part of a child's life. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 13. Juli 2000 von Coranada
My Grandma gave me this book on my 11th birthday. At first I thouhgt it looked stupid, judging by the cover and the title, but I read it anyway. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 12. Juli 2000 veröffentlicht
The Phantom Tollbooth is a book that takes you on a trip through a world of imagination. The story takes you from a bedroom to a strange world and back again. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 11. Juli 2000 von Tomi
This is an excellent read for all ages. Milo's adventures with jumping to Conclusions, eating his words and roaming around with the ticking dog Tock, are pure fun. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 5. Juli 2000 veröffentlicht
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