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The Phantom Tollbooth | Study Guide

Norton Juster

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Norton Juster

Year Published



Children's Book


Allegory, Fantasy

Perspective and Narrator

The Phantom Tollbooth is written from the perspective of a third-person omniscient narrator.


The Phantom Tollbooth is told in the past tense.

About the Title

The title, The Phantom Tollbooth, represents the entrance to the magical adventure described in the novel. Milo, the protagonist, drives his toy car through the tollbooth and into the Lands Beyond.


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