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The Phantom Toll Booth - have you read this childhood classic?

by Lydia C. Lee (follow)
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Phantom Toll Booth Book

I didn't read this book until I had children of my own, but I remember it being popular with kids when I was a kid.

Recently, I wrote a piece about expectations, quoting the book, and was surprised that no one had read it, or seemed to have heard of it.

Have you read it? Do you love it?

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No, that is one I have not heard of so therefore, have not read.
Although I collect old children's books, I would assume that this one is not a vintage book, and that is possibly why I have not seen it?
by Finy
First published in 1961, so not sure if that's vintage or not...
Yes I would call that vintage however have not heard of it -a lot of mine were first published around 1920 so perhaps that is why I have not heard of it
by Finy
I read it for the first time a couple of years ago (as an adult). It's a terrific book, one that I think most kids should read. I was actually sad I didn't read it as a kid, as I know it would have been an instant favourite with me. Even as an adult though I loved it.
I read it as a kid and I know I liked it but I don't remember much about it. Thanks for reminding me about it. My daughter is about the right age now.
I haven't read the book, but I recognise the style of the illustration.
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