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The Phantom Tollbooth 1961

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster; illustrated by Jules Feiffer Celebrating its 50th anniversary, The Phantom Tollbooth is still popular with tween readers because it is creative, funny, and original; it also has a timeless quality.  The story begins with a bored Milo returning home from school to an empty house, where he finds a [...]

October 31st, 2011
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Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown Ups 1955

Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown Ups by Kay Thompson; illustrated by Hilary Knight The first time I went to New York City, I was 32 years old, and I have been back at least six times.  It is my favorite vacation spot.  I always wanted to go there – not to Paris, or Hawaii, [...]

October 3rd, 2011