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Title:
La caseta mágica
Author:
Juster, Norton, 1929-
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Phantom tollbooth. Spanish
Publication Information:
New York : SeaStar Books, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
250 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Juvenile.
Language:
Spanish
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.7 7.0 130.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781587171086

9781587171093
Format :
Book

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Central Library J SPA FICTION Juvenile Fiction Childrens Area-Foreign Language
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Summary

Norton Juster's timeless, best-selling novel will reach an even wider readership with this outstanding Spanish translation.Milo thinks that just about everything is a big waste of time -- when he even bothers to think at all. But he starts to see life in a whole new way after a mysterious gift transports him to the Lands Beyond. Accompanied by the ticking watchdog Tock and the boastful Humbug, Milo embarks on an unforgettable quest to rescue Princesses Rhyme and Reason and restore common sense to the Kingdom of Wisdom.


Summary

Norton Juster's timeless, bestselling novel will reach an even wider readership with this outstanding Spanish translation. The tale of ten-year-old Milo and his experiences in the Lands Beyond has become a modern-day children's classic.


Author Notes

Jules Feiffer was born on January 26, 1929. While working as a cartoonist, his work appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, Playboy, The Nation, and The New York Times. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his editorial cartooning in The Village Voice in 1986. His other awards include a George Polk Award for his cartoons; an Obie Award for the play Little Murders; an Oscar for the anti-military short subject animation, Munro; and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Writers Guild of America and the National Cartoonist Society.

He is currently focusing on writing and illustrating books for children and young adults including The Man in the Ceiling, A Room with a Zoo and Bark, George! He has been a professor at the Yale School of Drama, Northwestern University, Dartmouth, and Stony Brook Southampton College.

Feiffer has been honored with major retrospectives at the New York Historical Society, the Library of Congress and The School of Visual Arts.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Jules Feiffer was born on January 26, 1929. While working as a cartoonist, his work appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, Playboy, The Nation, and The New York Times. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his editorial cartooning in The Village Voice in 1986. His other awards include a George Polk Award for his cartoons; an Obie Award for the play Little Murders; an Oscar for the anti-military short subject animation, Munro; and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Writers Guild of America and the National Cartoonist Society.

He is currently focusing on writing and illustrating books for children and young adults including The Man in the Ceiling, A Room with a Zoo and Bark, George! He has been a professor at the Yale School of Drama, Northwestern University, Dartmouth, and Stony Brook Southampton College.

Feiffer has been honored with major retrospectives at the New York Historical Society, the Library of Congress and The School of Visual Arts.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 4

Booklist Review

Gr. 4-7. Using plays on words, Juster creates a curious world in which bored Milo embarks on a trip "mas allade Las Expectativas," visits "Diccionopolis," tours "El Valle Silencioso," and returns with princesses "Rima y Razon" in a book that is faithful to both the magical story and the Spanish language. The freewheeling illustrations catch the whimsy of Milo's fantastic adventure.


Publisher's Weekly Review

Norton Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth, first published in 1961, is now available in a Spanish language edition, La caseta m gica, illus. by Jules Feiffer, trans. by Alberto Jim?nez Rioja. This classic story of a boy's life transformed by the appearance of a mysterious portal in his bedroom is illustrated with wry pen-and-inks, Feiffer's first children's book. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Booklist Review

Gr. 4-7. Using plays on words, Juster creates a curious world in which bored Milo embarks on a trip "mas allade Las Expectativas," visits "Diccionopolis," tours "El Valle Silencioso," and returns with princesses "Rima y Razon" in a book that is faithful to both the magical story and the Spanish language. The freewheeling illustrations catch the whimsy of Milo's fantastic adventure.


Publisher's Weekly Review

Norton Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth, first published in 1961, is now available in a Spanish language edition, La caseta m gica, illus. by Jules Feiffer, trans. by Alberto Jim?nez Rioja. This classic story of a boy's life transformed by the appearance of a mysterious portal in his bedroom is illustrated with wry pen-and-inks, Feiffer's first children's book. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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