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The Phantom Tollbooth

Norton Juster


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Who is the first person Milo meets in the Lands Beyond?

How does Milo get out of the Doldrums?

Who sent Milo the tollbooth?

Why did Azaz and the Mathemagician banish Rhyme and Reason?

Who keeps Dynne in a bottle?

What sort of music does Chroma's orchestra play?

Why does the Soundkeeper lock all the sounds up in her vault?

What does the Mathemagician give Milo as a gift?

Why does Milo mistake the Gelatinous Giant for a mountain?

How many years is Milo's prison sentence from Officer Shrift?

How do Milo, Tock, and the Humbug get off the island of Conclusions?

Why does the Humbug accompany Milo and Tock on their quest to save Rhyme and Reason?

How did Faintly Macabre end up in prison?

Why does Alec Bings float?

Where does Milo meet Tock?

How does Milo get a sound out of the Soundkeeper's fortress?

How do Milo, Tock, and the Humbug escape the Terrible Trivium?

What is the one thing the Senses Taker can't get from Milo?

How is it that Tock can fly?

How much times passes in the real world while Milo is off in the Lands Beyond?

Why didn't Azaz tell Milo his mission was impossible?

When does Milo plan to make his second trip to the Lands Beyond?

What is the biggest number the Mathemagician has?

How does Milo overcome his fear of the Demon of Insincerity?

What gift does the Soundkeeper give Milo?

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by anon_2223138318, January 04, 2015

Go to spark notes and check for plot over view for the book to help you


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How Much Time Has Passed

by Pastel_Rose_Love, October 25, 2015

In The Lands Beyond, time passes differently. In Milo's adventures weeks were passing, but, when he got back home only 1 hour actually passed.

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