Norton Juster

Children’s author, Norton Juster, died on March 8th at age 91. He is best known for his classic, “The Phantom Tollbooth.” Published in 1961, “The Phantom Tollbooth” takes the reader to an imaginary world. A bored boy named Milo finds a box in his room. When he opens it he discovers a tollbooth. When he ‘drives’ through, he is transported to a fantastical world with characters that play on words (and numbers). It was also made into an animated film in 1970 produced by Chuck Jones. Two other titles to discover are ‘A Surfeit of Similes’ and “The Dot and the Line’ about a straight line who falls in love with a dot.

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