Parents' Guide to

The Phantom Tollbooth

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Trip to enchanted world excites learning in kids' classic.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 8+

Gives important life perspectives

My Sophia and I read this and loved it! After reading the first chapter, we couldn’t set it down. It is witty, clever, fun, and has amazing artwork. The Phantom Tollbooth is a great play on words and takes your mind to another universe!!!
age 9+

Classic read for kids and adults

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (17 ):

Clearly a book by an unabashedly brainy adult, it evangelizes intellectualism with glee, which some kids are going to find more entertaining than others. But a book does not remain a hit for more than half a century without striking a chord in the hearts of a sizeable audience, and THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH has garnered a huge, multi-generational following.

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