Memories of Milo


Here’s something you might not know: The Phantom Tollbooth, the beloved classic you probably read 50 times as a kid, was conceived and created in Brooklyn. The delightfully bizarre story of a little boy named Milo and his adventures beyond the titular tollbooth was dreamed up by author Norman Juster and illustrator Jules Feiffer after they met in the Brooklyn Heights building where they both lived. The Brooklyn Historical Society is celebrating the book’s 50th anniversary on Sunday at 2pm, when Juster, now 82 years old, will sit down with Leonard Marcus, author of the recently released Annotated Phantom Tollbooth. The talk is free and seating is first come, first served.

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