|A Classic Book Issued To My Son's Grade 6 Class!|
The book The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster, was first published in 1961 and republished again in 2005, by Random House. The book received very good reviews and over 3000 copies were sold since 1961. Norton’s roommate, Feiffer was a cartoonist and he inspired Norton to write his famous book. In the book, a young boy called Milo gets a package that contains a toy car, a tollbooth and a map. He builds the toy car, sets up the tollbooth and chooses a place on the map to go. The place he chooses is Dictionopolis. Even though Milo was gone for only one hour in real time, he was gone for days in the other land. The reason Milo gets the package, is so he can take time to do things and that nothing is meaningless. This text will examine the following subjects, friendship, the importance of time and the tollbooth along with the watchdog.