The Phantom Tollbooth Essay & Project Ideas

Norton Juster
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1. Many reviewers have compared The Phantom Tollbooth to fantasy novels such as The Wizard of Oz and Alice's Adventure in Wonderland. Compare the book to one or both of these classic fantasy tales. How are they similar? Different? Which did you like the most?

2. Juster has played on words and made puns throughout the book (take, for example, the Wicked Which and the awful DYNNE). Pick several words or names from The Phantom Tollbooth and explain what Juster has done to make a joke.

3. The Wicked Which and the Soundkeeper are both women who once occupied positions of responsibility and abused their power. How are they similar? Is one more sympathetic than the other?

4. How does Milo succeed in a quest that the two kings believe to be impossible? Describe his character, the help he receives from Tock and the Humbug, and how the gifts...

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