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date: 20 October 2019

Phantom Tollbooth, The (1961) 

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

Daniel Hahn

A *fantasy by the American writer Norton *Juster. Milo is surprised when a mysterious package turns up in his family’s apartment. It proves to contain a magic tollbooth; when he drives past it in his toy car he finds himself in a strange world containing such places and people as the Doldrums (embodiments of boredom and inactivity), Tock the Watchdog (whose body is a watch), Dictionopolis (the city that the words come from), and Faintly Macabre, the not-so-wicked Which. The book was described by ... ...

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