By Norton Juster
Published by Random House Children's Books, 1988
272 pages (hardcover)
This ingenious fantasy centers around Milo, a bored ten-year-old who comes home to find a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Joining forces with a watchdog named Tock, Milo drives through the tollbooth's gates and begins a memorable journey. He meets such characters as the foolish, yet lovable Humbug, the Mathemagician, and the not-so-wicked "Which," Faintly Macabre, who gives Milo the "impossible" mission of returning two princesses to the Kingdom of Wisdom. (from barnesandnoble.com)
Do you know what a dodecahedron is? I didn’t until I read this book when I was a kid (and if you want to know… you can read the book too!).
The Phantom Tollbooth is a classic, but it is an intelligent classic. This book is uses all sorts of odd math and English info to create memorable characters and situations. Honestly, I am excited to read this book to my son one day because I know he will love it!