Sunday, 29 November 2009

The Phantom Tollbooth


My favourite children's book, full of wit and wordplay. Have you ever read it? I adore it. I reread it often as a child ann now often use it when teaching. Author Norton Juster and illustrator Jules Feiffer and now, after 49 years, they are getting back together again. The book is called The Odious Ogre. An brutish Ogre who meets a kindly girl who teaches him a lesson he is not likely to forget.

6 comments:

whereimbloggingfrom said...

There's a pretty deadly audiobook of The Phantom Tollbooth read by David Hyde Pierce, AKA Niles. :)

Titus said...

With you all the way - love the book.

Totalfeckineejit said...

I thought you meant that yoke on the M50 I'm always forgetting to pay it and as wellas all the fines and imprisonment etc etc they ALWAYS charge me an extra trip that I never made.Fughers!

Emerging Writer said...

Niles? How perfect

Dublin Dave said...

Loved this book as a child too - it got me hooked on reading. Bought it for my nephew. Love the Terrible Trivium and the Feeble Excuse!

Emerging Writer said...

So glad I'm not the only one. You don't hear much about it these days.