The Phantom Tollbooth turns 50

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I am so excited to talk today about the documentary film The Phantom Tollbooth Turns 50!

from the website: The Phantom Tollbooth turns 50 this year, and we’ve joined Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer, Milo and Tock, and a host of authors, critics, teachers and kids – to celebrate the classic 1961 children’s book, by making the definitive documentary about this beloved work of the American imagination.

They have just launched a kickstarter campaign to help fund the project, and I was so excited to be asked to be a part of it.

25 backers can get a very special mini-tock plush (similar to the one I made for Norton Juster a few years ago…seen above) and 2 backers can get their very own handmade plush character from the book–backer’s choice! There are so many characters that would be fun for me to make :)

I hope you’ll consider supporting this project!

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3 Responses to The Phantom Tollbooth turns 50

  1. P says:

    How awesome! My brother and I used to play Phantom Tollbooth when we were kids. Dodecahedron!

  2. rae says:

    i have never read that book. i need to find a copy!

  3. Tiffany says:

    That is one of my favorite books! Love this bunny! This story ended up in the English book I was using while a volunteer teacher in Russia – it was hard enough explaining to the kids what a toll booth was, let alone half the other crazy things in this book :)