Author: Norton Juster
F/P Level: W
AR Level: 6.7
Length: 256 pages
I classified this novel as both a fantasy and a myth because it contains many elements of each genre: nonsensical characters and situations, and events that attempt to explain how the world works. The surface plot involves an always-bored boy name Milo traveling through time and space to lands beyond. During his journey, Milo meets many unusual and ironic characters as he tries to free Rhyme and Reason from their prison in the sky. If you enjoy words, puns, idioms, or are just a fan of logic and reason, you will thoroughly enjoy this witty book. But beware: be aware. Just as Milo learns in his travels, not everything is as it seems to be. Watch for lots of symbolism.
Similar books: Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Resources: Lands Beyond Map, Phantom Tollbooth Text