The Phantom Tollbooth

Author: Norton Juster
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375985294
Release Date: 2011-01-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

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!

The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth

Author: Norton Juster
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375857157
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A sumptuously annotated edition of a classic work by the author of the Caldecott Medal-winning Goodbye Window incorporates interviews with the author and illustrator, excerpts from Juster's drafts, and cultural and literary commentary.

Neville

Author: Norton Juster
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 9780375983887
Release Date: 2011-10-25
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Written by the acclaimed author of The Phantom Tollbooth, this Amazon Best Picture Book of the Year is a simply told story about a boy who moves to a new neighborhood and finds a unique way to make friends. With whimsical illustrations by award-winning illustrator G. Brian Karas, here is a read-aloud that's great for storytime, and is sure to be a hit among fans of Juster, Karas, and anyone who is "the new kid on the block." “[T]his ingenious foray into breaking into a new neighborhood makes for an amusing and appealing story.” —School Library Journal From the Hardcover edition.

The Dot and the Line

Author: Norton Juster
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1587170663
Release Date: 2000-12-01
Genre: Fiction

A straight line falls in love with a dot and develops his talents to form all kinds of geometric shapes in order to win her affections.

The Odious Ogre

Author: Norton Juster
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545162029
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Presents the story of an enormous, insatiable, and short-tempered Ogre, who terrorizes the countryside and dines on hapless townspeople before encountering a friendly young lady who uses innovative methods to stop him.

The Phantom Tollbooth Literature Kit Gr 5 6

Author: Rosella Westcott
Publisher: Classroom Complete Press
ISBN: 9781771673969
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Education

Meet Milo, a boy with a strong imagination and sense of adventure, as he travels to a fantastical world. Incorporate chapter questions with vocabulary and writing prompts for comprehension checks. Students contemplate who would send Milo the package containing the tollbooth. Predict what Dictionopolis will be like. Answer questions with the correct character from the book. Match idioms found in the story with their meanings. Complete sentences from the novel with their missing vocabulary words. Make a list of unpleasant sounds that Dr. Dischord and DYNNE can collect. Describe how the Dodecahedron felt when Milo said numbers aren't important. Identify all the instances where figurative languages were used in the novel. Complete a Cause & Effect Web with some of Milo's actions in the story. Aligned to your State Standards, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included. About the Novel: The Phantom Tollbooth is a story of imagination and wonder. Milo is a very bored little boy. One day, he receives a make-believe tollbooth. When he goes through it, he is sent to a magical world. There, he meets Tock the watchdog. The pair make their way to Dictionopolis, one of the country's two capitals. Here they meet King Azaz, who sends them on a journey to Digitopolis, where the Mathemagician is holding the two princesses—Rhyme and Reason—in the Castle in the Air. On their journey, Milo and Tock meet many different people and places, all with their own adventures.

Leapholes

Author: James Grippando
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1590316665
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When young Ryan Coolidge finds himself in trouble with the law, he teams up with a magical old lawyer named Hezekiah who helps Ryan time travel into the law books and find precedents and people who can help defend Ryan in court. Children's BOMC.

Otter Nonsense

Author: Norton Juster
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
ISBN: 0688122825
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A collection of puns based on animals, including "Lemming meringue pie," "Crocoduel," and "Pupsicle."

Alberic the Wise and Other Journeys

Author: Norton Juster
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007479887
Release Date: 2012-03-29
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Three tales of wit and wonder from the children’s classic author of ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’.

Furthermore

Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101994771
Release Date: 2017-11-14
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The bestselling author of the Shatter Me series takes readers beyond the limits of their imagination in this captivating new adventure where color is currency, adventure is inevitable, and friendship is found in the most unexpected places.

Time Traveling with a Hamster

Author: Ross Welford
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 9780399551512
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Back to the Future meets The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in this original, poignant, race-against-time story about a boy who travels back to 1984 to save his father’s life. My dad died twice. Once when he was thirty-nine and again four years later, when he was twelve. On his twelfth birthday, Al Chaudhury receives a letter from his dead father. It directs him to the bunker of their old house, where Al finds a time machine (an ancient computer and a tin bucket). The letter also outlines a mission: travel back to 1984 and prevent the go-kart accident that will eventually take his father’s life. But as Al soon discovers, whizzing back thirty years requires not only imagination and courage, but also lying to your mom, stealing a moped, and setting your school on fire—oh, and keeping your pet hamster safe. With a literary edge and tons of commerical appeal, this incredible debut has it all: heart, humor, vividly imagined characters, and a pitch-perfect voice. From the Hardcover edition.

Little Britches

Author: Ralph Moody
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803281781
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Fiction

Ralph Moody was eight years old in 1906 when his family moved from New Hampshire to a Colorado ranch. Through his eyes we experience the pleasures and perils of ranching there early in the twentieth century. Auctions and roundups, family picnics, irrigation wars, tornadoes and wind storms give authentic color to Little Britches. So do adventures, wonderfully told, that equip Ralph to take his father's place when it becomes necessary. Little Britches was the literary debut of Ralph Moody, who wrote about the adventures of his family in eight glorious books, all available as Bison Books.

The Art of the Swap

Author: Kristine Asselin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481478731
Release Date: 2018-02-13
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Freaky Friday meets Downton Abbey in this middle grade mystery that features a modern day twelve-year-old switching bodies with a Gilded Age heiress in order to solve a famous art heist. Hannah Jordan lives in a museum…well, sort of. She is the daughter of the caretaker for mansion-turned-museum The Elms in Newport, Rhode Island. Hannah’s captivated by stories of The Elms’s original occupants, especially Maggie Dunlap, the tween heiress subject of a painting that went missing during a legendary art heist in 1905. But when a mysterious mirror allows Hannah and Maggie to switch places in time, suddenly Hannah is racing to stop the heist from happening, while Maggie gets an introduction to iPhones, soccer (which girls can play!), and freedoms like exploring without supervision. Not to mention the best invention of all: sweatpants (so long, corsets!). As the hours tick off to the art heist, something’s not adding up. Can the girls work together against time—and across it—to set things right? Or will their temporary swap become a permanent trade?

The Westing Game Puffin Modern Classics

Author: Ellen Raskin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101157453
Release Date: 2004-04-12
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A Newbery Medal Winner "A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." —Booklist, starred review A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger—and a possible murderer—to inherit his vast fortune, on things for sure: Sam Westing may be dead…but that won’t stop him from playing one last game! Winner of the Newbery Medal Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award An ALA Notable Book "Great fun for those who enjoy illusion, word play, or sleight of hand." —The New York Times Book Review "A fascinating medley of word games, disguises, multiple aliases, and subterfuges—a demanding but rewarding book." —The Horn Book