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ᘗ read a ৪ The Phantom Tollbooth effectively ᚎ ePUB Author Norton Juster ᚯ ᘗ read a ৪ The Phantom Tollbooth effectively ᚎ ePUB Author Norton Juster ᚯ Chapter I MiloThere was once a boy named Milo who didnt know what to do with himself not just sometimes, but always.When he was in school he longed to be out, and when he was out he longed to be in On the way he thought about coming home, and coming home he thought about going Wherever he was he wished he were somewhere else, and when he got there he wondered why hed bothered Nothing really interested him least of all the things that should have It seems to me that almost everything is a waste of time, he remarked one day as he walked dejectedly home from school I cant see the point in learning to solve useless problems, or subtracting turnips from turnips, or knowing where Ethiopia is or how to spell February And, since no one bothered to explain otherwise, he regarded the process of seeking knowledge as the greatest waste of time of all.As he and his unhappy thoughts hurried along for while he was never anxious to be where he was going, he liked to get there as quickly as possible it seemed a great wonder that the world, which was so large, could sometimes feel so small and empty.And worst of all, he continued sadly, theres nothing for me to do, nowhere Id care to go, and hardly anything worth seeing, He punctuated this last thought with such a deep sigh that a house sparrow singing nearby stopped and rushed home to be with his family.Without stopping or looking up, Milo dashed past the buildings and busy shops that lined the street and in a few minutes reached home dashed through the lobby hopped onto the elevator two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, and off again opened the apartment door rushed into his room flopped dejectedly into a chair, and grumbled softly, Another long afternoon.He looked glumly at all the things he owned The books that were too much trouble to read, the tools hed never learned to use, the small electric automobile he hadnt driven in months or was it years and the hundreds of other games and toys, and bats and balls, and bits and pieces scattered around him And then, to one side of the room, just next to the phonograph, he noticed something he had certainly never seen before.Who could possibly have left such an enormous package and such a strange one For, while it was not quite square, it was definitely not round, and for its size it was larger than almost any other big package of smaller dimension that hed ever seen.Attached to one side was a bright blue envelope which said simply FOR MILO, WHO HAS PLENTY OF TIME Of course, if youve ever gotten a surprise package you can imagine how puzzled and excited Milo was and if youve never gotten one, pay close attention, because someday you might.I dont think its my birthday, he puzzled, and Christmas must be months away, and I havent been outstandingly good, or even good at all He had to admit this even to himself Most probably I wont like it anyway, but since I dont know where it came from, I cant possibly send it back He thought about it for quite a while and then opened the envelope, but just to be polite.ONE GENUINE TURNPIKE TOLLBOOTH, it stated and then it went on EASILY ASSEMBLED AT HOME, AND FOR USE BY THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER TRAVELED IN LANDS BEYOOND.Beyond what thought Milo as he continued to read.THIS PACKAGE CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ITEMS One 1 genuine turnpike tollbooth to be erected according to directions.Three 3 precautionary signs to be used in a precautionary fashion.Assorted coins for use in paying tolls.One 1 map, up to date and carefully drawn by master cartographers, depicting natural and man made features.One 1 book of rules and traffic regulations, which may not be bent or broken.And in smaller letters at the bottom it concluded RESULTS ARE NOT GUARANTEED, BUT IF NOT PERFECTLY SATISFIED, YOUR WASTED TIME WILL BE REFUNDED.Following the instructions, which told him to cut here, lift there, and fold back all around, he soon had the tollbooth unpacked and set up on its stand He fitted the windows in place and attached the roof, which extended out on both sides, and fastened on the coin box It was very much like the tollbooths hed seen many times on family trips, except of course it was much smaller and purple.What a strange present, he thought to himself The least they could have done was to send a highway with it, for its terribly impractical without one But since, at the time, there was nothing else he wanted to play with, he set up the three signs,SLOW DOWN APPROACHING TOLLBOOTHPLEASE HAVE YOUR FARE READYHAVE YOUR DESTINATION IN MINDAnd slowly unfolded the map.As the announcement stated, it was a beautiful map, in many colors, showing principal roads, rivers and seas, towns and cities, mountains and valleys, intersections and detours, and sites of outstanding interest both beautiful and historic.The only trouble was that Milo had never heard of any of the places it indicated, and even the names sounded most peculiar.I dont think there really is such a country, he concluded after studying it carefully Well, it doesnt matter anyway And he closed his eyes and poked a finger at the map.Dictionopolis, read Milo slowly when he saw what his finger had chosen Oh, well, I might as well go there as anywhere.He walked across the room and dusted the car off carefully Then, taking the map and rule book with him, he hopped in and, for lack of anything better to do, drove slowly up to the tollbooth As he deposited his coin and rolled past he remarked wistfully, I do hope this is an interesting game, otherwise the afternoon will be so terribly dull.I read The Phantom Tollbooth first when I was 10 I still have the book report I wrote, which began This is the best book ever Anna Quindlen, The New York TimesA classic Humorous, full of warmth and real invention The New Yorker The Phantom Tollbooth IMDb Milo is a boy who bored with life One day he comes home to find toll booth in his room Having nothing better do, gets toy car and drives through only Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer The on FREE shipping qualifying offers Hailed as classic humorous, full of warmth real invention New Yorker Wikipedia children s fantasy adventure novel written by Juster illustrations Feiffer, published Random House USA Juster has , ratings reviews Patrick said I just finished this book my oldest ve been reading chapter or t A short summary This free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points MUST read cute that will get you sucked centered curious named from school see an anonymous box labeled, FOR MILO, WHO HAS PLENT OF TIME which contained map miniature tollbooth Book Review Common Sense Media Trip enchanted world excites learning kids Read Media review, age rating, parents guide Summary Shmoop Free analysis events won make snore We promise Rotten Tomatoes Audience Reviews for Now feature length animated film blast down memory lane, fact m confident many have even heard Music Theatre International Kennedy Center Version Based venerated book, young magical journey proves greatestThe architect author other highly acclaimed books, including Dot Line, Hello, Goodbye Window, illustrated Chris Raschka, received Caldecott Medal, Odious Ogre, also illustrator two novels readers, well several picture books Whimsical Facts About Tollbooth tale travels land than it seems its enchants, manages illustrate joys Flatland Synopsis InDepthInfo Flatland takes reader major points, episodes, Doldrums doldrums colloquial expression derived historical maritime usage, refers those parts Atlantic Ocean Pacific affected low pressure area around equator where prevailing winds are calm noted periods when disappear altogether, trapping sailing ships days weeks Shall Definition Shall Merriam Webster shall vs Usage Guide From reams pronouncements about distinction between dating back far th century clear rules laid never very accurately reflected actual usageThe nationalistic statements British grammarians, commonly cited misuses Irish, Scots, occasionally Stab Stab Noun injection left small stab her upper arm everybody at solving problem Verb He stabbed dagger victim was chest five times Teach Children Well Language Arts page collection links children, teachers, parentsTopics based curriculum Kindergarten grade four,although pages be interest older students The Phantom Tollbooth

 

    • The Phantom Tollbooth
    • 1.4
    • 81
    • Format Kindle
    • 272 pages
    • 0394820371
    • Norton Juster
    • Anglais
    • 17 April 2017

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