The story The Phantom´s Tollbooth is a story in the Pearson textbook.
Milo is in his room when a package arrives for him with a magic tollbooth, some coins and a book of laws.
Milo uses the tollbooth and goes to the Doldrums where nothing happens. Milo meets a dog named, Tock. Milo thinks and gets out of the Doldrums.
Milo and Tock goes to Dictonoplis and meets the king, Azaz. They also meet the Humbug who can help to rescue princesses named Rhyme and Reason. The king gives Milo a box of letters to help with the rescue.
Milo, Tock and the Humbug go the king of Digitopolis, the Mathemagican. He helps by giving Milo a magical pencil to help the rescue.
The group has to get past many demons using the magic pencil. They do but there is a gap and Tock has to fly to get to Rhyme and Reason. Milo makes a door with his letters and gets Rhyme and Reason. The task was impossible unless the group didn´t know that it was impossible.