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the book

The Phantom Tollbooth

by Norton Juster

A Journey to the Lands Beyond...For Milo, everything's a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he's got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the island of Conclusions...

A Journey to the Lands Beyond...

For Milo, everything's a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he's got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason! Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it's exciting beyond his wildest dreams...

Paperback - 272 pages - in English - $7.99
ISBN: 0394820371 (ISBN13: 9780394820378)
Published Oct 12, 1988 by Yearling
First published 1961

requested by

Ms. Moshtagh (Math Teacher & Freshman Advisory Lead)

at East Palo Alto Academy, East Palo Alto, CA

Here since Jan 20, 2016

Books received - 18

As a teacher and advisor to EPA students, I'm one of the only adults in their lives who pushes them to succeed. My advisees often refer to me as their "school mom," and I strive to fulfill that role in many ways, including providing them with the materials necessary for them to learn and grow. As a math teacher, I teach using many manipulatives and tangible, real-world concepts to promote critical, creative, and analytic thinking skills; I want to foster a love for learning, which is something that many students lose during high school, especially when they have little-to-no support at home.

the class

Class of 2019 Advisory class; many of my students are not proficient readers, and don't have much access to quality books within their reading levels. My class...

Class of 2019 Advisory class; many of my students are not proficient readers, and don't have much access to quality books within their reading levels. My class has a HUGE personality, which can be wonderful at times, and at others, a major challenge for me. I've witnessed each of my advisees demonstrate that they are capable of greatness, but they often don't trust their own abilities, and often fall behind. Whenever they are able to invest in some content or assignment, they are able to see themselves the way I see them, and begin to believe that they can continue to achieve more and more.

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