nothing much at all to do -- until he drives through the Phantom
Tollbooth. Beyond it lies a strange land and an even stranger series
of adventures. Accompanied by a watchdog named Tock and the ever-grumpy
Humbug, Milo sets out on a quest for Rhyme and Reason, hoping to
settle the war between words and numbers along the way. Now that
he thinks about it, he's got plenty to keep him busy after all.
Norton Juster received (and continues to receive) enormous praise
for this original, witty, and oftentimes hilarious novel, first
published in 1961.