The Phantom Tollbooth 50th Anniversary
Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn)
2pm (arrive early)
It has been fifty years—and millions of readers—since the world was first introduced to Milo and his adventures in the Lands Beyond with Tock, the Humbug, and the captive princesses Rhyme and Reason. Join BHS for the celebration of The Phantom Tollbooth’s fiftieth-anniversary. Author Norton Juster will be joined by Leonard Marcus, whose book, The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth is being released this October along with the fiftieth anniversary edition of The Phantom Tollbooth, which includes Jules Feiffer’s classic illustrations and features essays from acclaimed children’s writers including Philip Pullman, Suzanne Collins, Jeanne Birdsall, and Mo Willems. Norton Juster wrote The Phantom Tollbooth while living in Brooklyn Heights. The book was published in 1961 and won the George C. Stone Centre for Children’s Books Award. It is recognized as a classic and continues to be treasured by children and adults throughout the world. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis.