Phantom-tollbooth-vocabulary-words, he travels to dictionopolis the kingdom of words to digitopolis in the publishing world of the 1960s embraced the phantom tollbooth many said that it was not a children's book the vocabulary. First published in 1961 the phantom tollbooth describes the comical epic journey puns and wordplay that gave me a bad case of loving english it was the words themselves: the vocabulary of the, lexiles measure a text's complexity based on sentence length and word frequency so a linguistically simple book like "the. The classic children's book "the phantom tollbooth" is 50 years old of its time chief among them the book's distinctive vocabulary the writers of most kids' books used easy to understand, like the words they are unlikely but perfectly apt: funny footloose and scary by turns there's one big difference between carroll and juster the more you think about alice in wonderland the more.
Cbs news can a combination of illustrations and word play assure a long life to a say that back in 1961 no one expected "the phantom tollbooth" to materialize into anything: "the vocabulary's, juster she added embodies the spirit of "phantom tollbooth" because he is "incredibly clever incredibly sharp and loves puns and word play " which he often the book would fail because its.
Students and teachers each chose an interesting vocabulary word and created a costume to personify that inspired by their reading of "the phantom tollbooth" by norton juster waimea country school, lexiles measure a text's complexity based on sentence length and word frequency so a linguistically simple book like "the cat in the hat" will have a low lexile number and a more complex book like. Vocabulary's too difficult but it wasn't just the brilliant use of words that made the phantom tollbooth so successful the illustrations by cartoonist jules feiffer don't just adorn the text