Lin Oliver

Author Lin Oliver recommends The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer. “The Phantom Tollbooth is a masterpiece, full of hilarious word play, unforgettable characters, humor, fantasy, adventure, and great themes both big and small. I read it every year, and find something new in it each time—a little treasure, a delicious morsel, that I can keep in my head until I read it again. It’s like a chocolate layer cake, which gets sweeter and sweeter the more you dig down into it. It changed my life and it will change yours.”

The Phantom Tollbooth (Alfred A. Knopf, 1961) is recommended for ages 8-12.

Be sure to check out Oliver’s Here’s Hank series, co-authored with Henry Winkler (Grosset and Dunlap, 2014); and Little Poems for Tiny Ears, illustrated by Tomie de Paola (Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of The Penguin Group, 2014).

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