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Have you ever come home from a particularly *boring* day at school, only to find a tollbooth, a car, and this map in your room? I sure haven't, but MILO has! Milo's decision to take the Phantom Tollbooth for a spin makes us the forunate recipients of his chronicled travels throughout the Land of Wisdom. Enjoy this whimsical, yet thought-provoking ride!
check out this trailer from the psychadelic, way cool 1970s film adaptation of the text...
DICTIONOPOLIS "the place where all the words in the world come from. They're grown right here in our orchards."
"The DOLDROMS, my young friend, are where nothing ever happens and nothing ever changes."
"But how did we get here?" "You jumped, of course. That's the way most everyone gets here. It's really quite simple: every time you decide something without having a good reason, you jump to CONCLUIONS."
DIGITOPOLIS: "If you had high hopes, how would you know how high they were? And did you know that narrow escapes come in all different widths? Would you travel the whole wide world without ever knowing how wide it was? Why, numbers are the most beautiful and valuable things in the world."
"HEAR HERE: WELCOME TO THE VALLEY OF SOUND." "DOWN WITH SILENCE" "ALL QUIET IS NO DIET" "IT'S LAUDABLE TO BE AUDIBLE" "MORE SOUND FOR ALL"
MOUNTAINS OF IGNORANCE: "like a mixture of lurking shadows and evil intentions which oozed from the slimy moss-covered cliffs and blotted out the light...an endless, limitless, bottomless nothing."
FOREST OF SIGHT: "You see what a dull place the world would be without color? But what pleasure to lead my violins in a serenade of spring green or hear my trumpets blare out the blue sea and then watch the oboes tint it all in warm yellow sunshine... taxicabs with trips and the soft, muted tones of a foggy day...We play them all."
meet & greet: Norton Juster