The Phantom Tollbooth Character Map

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The Phantom Tollbooth - Character Map

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In this activity, students can display the characters of the story, paying close attention to the physical characteristics and the character traits of major and minor characters. Students should also provide detailed information regarding the character’s actions, and how they influence the plot. Students could identify how specific events caused the character to change, and the significance of the characters to the plot.


The Phantom Tollbooth Characters included in this character map:

  • Milo
    The young protagonist

  • Tock
    A "watchdog"

  • Humbug
    A boastful individual who looks a bit like a beetle

  • Rhyme & Reason
    Two sisters imprisoned in the Castle in the Air

  • Faintly Macabre
    A "which"

  • King Azaz
    Ruler of Dictionopolis

  • Mathemagician
    Brother of Azaz, and ruler of Digitopolis

  • Alec Bings
    A boy who sees through things and grows down rather than up


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Create a character map for the major characters.


  1. Identify the major characters inThe Phantom Tollbooth and type their names into the different title boxes.
  2. Choose a Storyboard That character to represent each of the literary characters.
    • Select colors and a pose appropriate to story and character traits.
  3. Choose a scene or background that makes sense for the character.
  4. Fill in the Textables for Physical Traits, Character's Actions, Change After Dictionopolis, and Important Quote.
  5. Save and submit the assignment.
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