by Norton Juster, illustrated by Jules Feiffer
“Comes up bright and new every time I read it . . . it will continue to charm and delight for a very long time yet.” --Phillip Pullman, New York Times bestselling author of His Dark Materials
With almost 5 million copies sold in the 60 years since it was published, generations of readers have journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic.
Enriched by Jules Feiffer’s splendid illustrations, the wit, wisdom, and wordplay of Norton Juster’s offbeat fantasy are as beguiling as ever. For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason.
Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams!
Hardcover edition is with special introduction by the author, as well as appreciation by Maurice Sendak, and tribute essays from other favourite authors.
Knopf Books for Young Readers.
Nest Notes: This book is an absolute classic, and for very good reason. Sometimes recommended for readers as young as Grade 3 and 4, ages 8-10 years; but there is a lot of wit and humour that might be thoroughly enjoyed by children starting at 10 years and well into high school.