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Norton Juster

  • 5 stars across 6 books

    Norton Juster was born in New York State in 1929, just prior to the Great Depression of 1929. There are still a number of people who attribute that catastrophic event directly to his birth. He grew up (carefully) in Brooklyn, studied architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, and spent a year in Liverpool on a Fulbright Scholarship, doing graduate work in urban planning and learning to ride a motorcycle. After spending three years in the US Navy, he practised architecture in New York and Massachusetts before teaching architecture and planning. He began writing seriously while in the Navy. His work includes The Dot and the Line, which was made into an animated film, and a musical adaptation of The Phantom Tollbooth. Between the teaching, architecture and writing his life can sometimes get quite hectic. of the three things he does, Mr Juster enjoys most the two he is not doing at any given time. He is married and lives in Massachusetts. He has one daughter and one granddaughter.


    The Phantom Tollbooth, his most famous book, won the George C. Stone Center for Children's Books Award.

    3rd March 2008

    The Phantom Tollbooth

    Essential Modern Classics are relaunched in gorgeous new covers bringing these timeless story to a new generation. ... More

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    29th March 2012

    Alberic the Wise and Other Journeys

    Three tales of wit and wonder from the children's classic author of `The Phantom Tollbooth'. Unlikely he... More

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    28th October 2010

    Essential Modern Classics Fantasy Collection: The Phantom Tollbooth / Elidor / the Sword in the Stone

    Three best-loved contemporary classics for boys: `Elidor', `The Sword in the Stone' and `The Phantom Tollbooth' in a g... More

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    9th June 2011

    The Phantom Tollbooth

    When Milo finds an enormous package in his bedroom, he's delighted to have something to relieve his boredom with school.... More

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    1st June 2008

    Neville

    Each book in this series features one of Thomas the Tank Engine's very good friends.... More

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