Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer Talk The Phantom Tollbooth's 50th Anniversary

Posted on October 3, 2011

The Phantom Tollbooth

2011 is the 50th anniversary of The Phantom Tollbooth. The book's creators, writer Norton Juster and illustrator Jules Feiffer. talk about the creation of their classic novel fifty years ago. Juster says the character was based on him and the way he felt. Feiffer says Juster would read passages from the book to him and one day he started to write sketches for the book. The two authors - who both rented apartments in the same building - disagree about how exactly they met. Take a look:

Photo: Simon & Schuster

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