Day Thirteen – Favorite childhood book

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Phantom Tollbooth. I love The Phantom Tollbooth as a fun story, a funny series of metaphors, a well written adventure, and a rallying point for overly thoughtful, intellectual children.

If you missed this one as child, it's a fairy-tale style adventure of a bored little boy who is transported to the Kingdom of Wisdom (containing the major cities of Dictionopolis and Digitopolis) and tasked with rescuing the Princesses of Rhyme and Reason to restore order to the land. It's full of puns and colorful characters, including the Awful Din, the Humbug, the Spelling Bee, and the demons who live in the Mountains of Ignorance.

Honorable Mention: The Prydain Chronicles, The Cat in the Hat

Full schedule of the Reading Meme Here.

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