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!
Norton Juster is an architect and the author of other highly acclaimed children’s books, including <i>The Dot and the Line</i>, <i>The Hello, Goodbye Window</i>, illustrated by Chris Raschka, which received the Caldecott Medal, and <i>The Odious Ogre</i>, also illustrated by Jules Feiffer.