The Phantom Tollbooth - Central Idea

The Phantom Tollbooth - Central Idea
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The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Lesson Plans by Elizabeth Pedro

The Phantom Tollbooth is a fantasy novel about a young boy named Milo who was always unsettled and unable to find purpose in life. One day, a mysterious tollbooth appears and transports him to a life of magic, adventure, and wonder.


The Phantom Tollbooth

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The Phantom Tollbooth summary Central or main Idea

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  • Hi, I'm Spelling Bee. Welcome W-E-L-C-O-M-E.
  • There is so much to do right here!
  • Milo is extremely bored with life; he is unable to find interest in anything at school or at home until the tollbooth appears in his room.
  • Milo enters The Lands Beyond and partakes in a quest. He meets peculiar characters, and witnesses many mysterious sights.
  • Milo looks out his window and realizes that the real world offers many interesting and equally mysterious sights.
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