One of the most common types of holiday gifts is the Coffee Table Book — big, expensive, and usually something people flip through instead of actually reading. But what if you could give a book that would fascinate your friends as well as looking like a status item?
Famous children's book The Phantom Tollbooth, about a listless young man named Milo who enters a bizarre world of word and number games, was the product of two neighbors — an architect named Norton Juster who was procrastinating on a book about urban design, and a political cartoonist named Jules Feiffer, who wanted…
The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik has written an excellent retrospective on Norton Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth, in recognition of the iconic book's fiftieth anniversary.
If you're one of the many people who grew up taking the unforgettable journey to another world in Norman Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth, then Michael Chabon's essay on the book will remind you of why you loved it.
Classic kids' fantasy novel The Phantom Tollbooth is illustrated with amazing line drawings. But these color-saturated concept designs by Lizzie Nichols bring the novel's crazy places to life - and you'll wish there was a movie based on them.