"The Phantom Tollbooth" written by Norton Juster and illustrated by Jules Feiffer. Published by Random House, copyright 1989.
Reader of all ages will find much wit and wisdom in Norton Juster's beguiling, off-beat fantasy about a little boy named Milo, "who didn't know what to do with himself."
Through the Phantom Tollbooth lies a strange land and a series of even stranger adventures in which Milo meets King Azaz the Unabridged, the unhappy ruler of Dictionopolis; the Mathemagician; Faintly Macabre, the not so wicked; Alec Bings, who sees through things, and the watch-dog, Tock, who ticks, among a collection of the most logically illogical characters ever met on this side or that side of reality.
In his quest for Rhyme and Reason, Milo helps settle the war between words and numbers, visits the Island of Conclusions (which can only be reached by jumping), and ventures into the forbidden Mountains of Ignorance whose all too familiar demons menace his every step.
The Phantom Tollbooth leads to a world which is child's by right, and adult's through long-nourished memories, and a complete delight to both. It is a remarkable story whose humor, irony, sense and nonsense (illustrated with nearly one hundred superb Jules Feiffer drawings), make it one of the most unusual and appealing books to appear in many years.
255 page hard cover book in good condition with no rips, tears, or writing. The dust jacket has some shelf wear and tears. See the pictures for more detail.