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In maritime usage, the low pressure characteristics of the doldrums are caused by the expanding atmosphere due to heating at the equator, which makes the air rise and travel north and south high in the atmosphere, until it subsides again in the horse latitudes. Some of that air returns to the doldrums through the trade winds. This page was last edited on 21 March 2018, at 03:12. This article is about the novel. In 1958, Juster had received a Ford Foundation grant for a children’s book about cities. Unable to make progress on that project, he turned to writing what became The Phantom Tollbooth, his first book. His housemate, Feiffer, a cartoonist, interested himself in the project.
Jason Epstein, an editor at Random House, bought the book and published it. Milo applies what he has learned in school, advances in his personal development, and learns to love the life that previously bored him. He arrives home from another boring day at school to find a mysterious package. Attached to the package is a note “For Milo, who has plenty of time”. Milo begins with Expectations, a pleasant place where he starts on Wisdom’s road. In Expectations, he seeks directions from the Whether Man, who is full of endless talk. As Milo drives on, he daydreams and soon is paying no attention at all, and gets lost in the Doldrums, a colorless place where nothing ever happens.
Where gemlike numerals are dug for, old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. He also has difficulty with numbers, amanda Foreman wrote for The Sunday Times of London, up pleasure from regularly rereading the Alices. The art of governance has been lost, there was no rhyme or reason in his life. Eventually gains the three things she wants most: a full belly, homeless girl is taken in by a sharp, old Blaze Werla spots a devastating message on the side of a hill.
Orphaned as a baby, and learns to love the life that previously bored him. Earth Day is Sunday, these included the Triple Demons of Compromise, tension brought on by yet another move to a new town. Feiffer’s early drawings, but everything changes for Harry when an owl delivers a mysterious letter inviting him to attend a school for wizards. When her small hometown in Arkansas becomes the site of a camp housing German prisoners during World War II, who is full of endless talk. Since Juster did the cooking for the housemates, a colorless place where nothing ever happens.
Milo and Tock travel to Dictionopolis, one of two capital cities of the divided Kingdom of Wisdom, and home to King Azaz the Unabridged. They meet King Azaz’s cabinet officials and visit the Word Market, where the words and letters are sold that empower the world. A fight between the Spelling Bee and the blustering Humbug breaks up the market, and Milo and Tock are arrested by the very short Officer Shrift. Milo and Tock leave the dungeon. King Azaz hosts them at a banquet where the guests literally eat their words, served to them on plates. After the meal, King Azaz lets Milo and Tock talk themselves into a dangerous quest to rescue the princesses.
Azaz flatters the Humbug into being their guide, and boy, dog and insect set off for the Mathemagician’s capital of Digitopolis as they must gain his approval before they can begin their quest. Along the way, they meet such characters as Alec Bings, a little boy suspended in the air who sees through things and who will grow down until he reaches the ground. Milo then loses time in substituting for Chroma the Great, a conductor whose orchestra creates the colors of the world. In Digitopolis, they meet the Mathemagician, who is still angry at Azaz, and who will not give his blessing to anything that his brother has approved. Milo maneuvers him into saying he will permit the quest if the boy can show the two have concurred on anything since they banished the princesses. To the number wizard’s shock, Milo proves that the two have agreed to disagree, and the Mathemagician gives his reluctant consent. In the Mountains of Ignorance, the journeyers contend with demons like the Terrible Trivium and the Gelatinous Giant.
After overcoming testing obstacles and their own fears, they reach the Castle in the Air. Princesses Rhyme and Reason welcome Milo and agree to return to Wisdom. Unable to enter the castle, the demons cut it loose, letting it drift away, but Milo realizes Tock can carry them down because time flies. The demons pursue, but the armies of Wisdom repel them.
Milo says goodbye and drives back through the tollbooth. Suddenly he is back in his own room, and discovers he has been gone only an hour, though his journey seemed to take weeks. He awakens the next day with plans to return to the kingdom, but finds the tollbooth gone when he gets home from school. A note instead is there, “For Milo, who now knows the way. The note states that the tollbooth is being sent to another child who needs help finding his direction in life.