The Phantom Tollbooth Summary & Study Guide

Norton Juster
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This is the story of Milo, a dull, disinterested boy who travels to another world known as the Lands Beyond. In the Lands Beyond, Milo begins to feel that everyone seems to know so much more than he does. Unfortunately, the Lands Beyond are out of balance, and everything and everyone is unhappy. Milo discovers that the cause of this unhappiness is the banishment of two princesses named, Rhyme and Reason. Milo undertakes a quest to release the princesses and put the Lands Beyond to rights again. Milo is aided in his quest by a watchdog named Tock and a Humbug. As his quest unfolds, Milo learns to learn, and to enjoy learning. After rescuing the princesses and returning to his own world, Milo is like a new person. He's happy, interested, busy, and ready to continue his pursuit of wisdom.

Milo is bored, because he does not...

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