The Phantom Tollbooth; Signed by Norton Juster
The Phantom Tollbooth.
Juster, Norton and Jules Feiffer.
Item Number: 62008
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
Octavo, original half cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated by Jules Feiffer. Signed by Norton Juster on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. With an appreciation by Maurice Sendak.
"This book has been described by Naomi Lewis as ‘the best original modern book in the Carroll line’" (Carpenter & Prichard, 409). Anyone with an appreciation for the language and irony of Alice in Wonderland will consider this witty adventure a classic. The novel begins with a miserably bored lad who exclaims that "there is nothing for me to do, nowhere I'd care to go, and hardly anything worth seeing." Suddenly a tollbooth appears in his room, and, having no other interests, the lad Milo drives through it and sets off in his toy car for a mythic journey.