The Phantom Tollbooth
_to Read 2015
About this book
FantasyCharacters:15 male and femaleSimple set.Here are Milo's adventures in the Land of Wisdom where he's forced to think about many new things. Milo learns of the argument between King Azaz and his brother, the Mathemagician whose disagreement over words and numbers has led to the banishment of Princesses Sweet Rhyme and Pure Reason. Milo is dispatched to rescue the Princesses from the Land of Ignorance. The knowledge and skills Milo picks up on his journey help him to save the Princesses. When he must return home, Milo's sorry to leave his friends-- but enriched by his experience, he realizes his attitude towards learning will never be the same.
We performed this in junior high school. I was the Demon of Insincerity :D
I got to page 50 and just couldn't read any more. It may be a great book for kids, but not for me. The part I read reminds me of Alice in Wonderland, except the mad hatter scene goes on and on and on. ie- 'lets eat light for dinner' 'trays of light come out' ha, ha so funny. . .light and light. . .I get it, light is both a noun AND an adjective. One word, two meanings!. . .fun. . . Seriously though, I feel like I just spent the last hour in room full of 6-9 year olds and need adult conversation now.
I did not like this book at all! It was so boring, confusing, and an all around bad book. Don't read it!