Publication Date: 1961
Reading Level: Lexile Measure 1000L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level W
Interest Level: Grades 5 - 8
Major Awards: Top 100 Children’s Novels #21 from School Library Journal
Number of Pages: 274 pages
Approximate Word Count: 82,960 words -- The average reader will spend 5 hours and 31 minutes reading The Phantom Tollbooth at 250 words per minute.*
Audible Book Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
Book Themes: Language, Time, Viewpoints, Freedom and Confinement, Cleverness, Bersions of Reality, Exploration
Genre: Children's literature, Fantasy, Quest, Allegory
Setting: Early 1960's - Fictional Place - The Land Beyond - the Doldrums, the city of Dictionopolis, the Forest of Sight, the Valley of Sound, the island of Conclusions, and the city of Digitopolis.
So many things are possible just as long as you don't know they're impossible.
First Line: There was once a boy named Milo who didn't know what to do with himself—not just sometimes, but always.
Point of View: Third Person (Omniscient)
*Estimate from Reading Length