Saturday, June 30, 2012

Phantom Tollbooth

Author: Norton Juster
Genre: Fantasy, kids
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8.5
Type: Fiction
Number of pages: 256
My overall opinion: It was really fun! I picked it up randomly at the library the other day, knowing I’d heard of it somewhere, and figuring that if I needed something to read, this would suffice. But I was pleasantly surprised when I started it and really enjoyed it! It’s very fantastical, ‘tis true, but in a smart kind of way, so to speak. There are people who are born with their heads in the air at their height (and their legs grow down to the earth), there is the Humbug (just what he sounds like), the king of Dictionopolis (Azaz), a boy who’s part of an average family (he has two siblings, and is only .58 himself – yes, just over ½ a boy), and a variety of other intriguing creatures and places.


Naomi said...

It is so fun to read and in a way so true! (:
Glad you liked it too! (:

Alyianna said...

I really liked this book! :)