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My son just finished The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster and he begged me to read it! I just happened to finish up another great read by my other son(The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs by Betty G. Birney) so I started in on this very amusing book. I came to a comment this morning that I so truly love and thought I would share it with you...

"For always remember that while it is wrong to use too few words, it is often far worse to use too many."

Such wise words to apply to all situations in life. I am such a talker that this is something I need to post on my forehead so I can remember!

Have a great and meaningful day!

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My sons are in 5th and 6th grade and they were able to read this easily. I do find the humor and play on words in Phantom Tollbooth so funny and I am not sure if my 5th grader would "get" the all of the humor meant entirely but he still wants to read it after he finished up his series he is reading....WHICH, by the way, is another GREAT series...Dimwood Forest by AVI(about Poppy, Rye,Ereth and all!)

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Oh LOVED that story here also. I saw it on the list of Great books and on a list of great literature for math. So when I found the audio to it I just picked it up. We listened to the story about 2 years ago when my kids were 11, 9, and 6 years old. We all completely enjoyed it. This year we even got to see a play about it. My older two immediately compared it to the book we heard and agreed that the book was soo much better.

 

I can't wait to actually read it for myself as I think I missed much (I'm not very good listening as a I tend to dose).

 

My favorite part to point back to is the dole drums... My kids drift there all too often!

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My dss are really into word play and loved this book! There is so much you could glean from it. I even used the curriculum guide and watched the movie (although it was quite old and ridiculous!).

I think 5th grade is an appropriate level but an older child would enjoy it as an easy read also!

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Those are both great books. Our local children's librarian turned us on the The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs, and as usual she was spot on

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This was my favorite as a kid too, I read it in about 5th grade..My kids love it..there is also a movie about it..pretty close to the book(older movie)My son went dressed as the "tollbooth" for a boy scout activity..using a paperbag over his head as the booth ( I recall they had to ise a PPbag as the focal piont)..we still have it..easy to store :grouphug:

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... several times, in fact, and for some reason (because I am OLD?), I just didn't get it. I keep reading great reviews of it. This is a source of irritation for me, as though I am the only person in the room who doesn't get the joke. I used to think that my mother was like that, when you'd say the punchline, she wouldn't laugh, she would ask a question! LOL.

 

Oh, wow. I have become my mother.

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