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Happy 50th to The Phantom Tollbooth! I’ve been looking for a chapter book that includes lots of illustrations and this could be the one! Plenty of cool Jules Feiffer sketches to keep certain five-year-olds minds from wandering.

I loved it as a kid, just like I loved the Narnia books, The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, A Wrinkle in Time and other books where normal kids manage to find themselves in extraordinary situations. And can you believe that when The Phantom Tollbooth was published back in 1961, people thought fantasy was bad for kids because it disorients them. True story! Well, if you believe that, have I got a Horcrux for you!

And, check it out, you can help fund a documentary about the book.

Find it here

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    I REMEMBER THIS BOOK. actually tbh I don’t remember a thing about it except for that fact that I do remember it. BUT...
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    This was one of my favorite books as a kid. I can’t even remember how many times that I checked this out from the...
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    This book has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid. Thankfully my parents never believed that fantasy was bad for...
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    I have loved this book from the first time I read it back in sixth grade!!!
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    This is one of our favourites. It goes nicely with a cup pot of tea and a bed full of kids.
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    I’ve read this! Though half the time I think I’ve made the book up inside my head~
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