The Phantom Tollbooth Author Norton Juster Has Died at 91

Norton Juster, architect and author of the beloved children's book The Phantom Tollbooth, has passed away. Here is the legacy he has left. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2021-03-10 16:54:56 UTC ]
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Norton Juster, who conjured worlds of wordplay in ‘Phantom Tollbooth,’ dies at 91

His best-selling 1961 children’s book, about a bored and bewildered boy named Milo, was considered an instant classic. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Elaine Kendall, author and former L.A. Times book critic, dies at 91

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Author J.P. Donleavy, who met scorn and then celebration with 'The Ginger Man,' dies at 91

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Patricia Reilly Giff, popular and prolific children’s author, dies at 86

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