“Fantasy was bad for children, because it disoriented them.”

The Phantom Tollbooth is my childhood’s Alice in Wonderland. I didn’t read Alice until age 22, but I read TPT repeatedly as a child. If I re-read it today, I know I’d be shocked at how much has stayed with me. I know that I still think about my emotionally overcast days as entering into the Doldrums. And I know I assume that sound designers around the world keep the words, “Have you ever heard a blindfolded octopus unwrap a cellophane-covered bathtub?” tattooed over their hearts for daily inspiration.

I cannot wait to see this doc. Thanks for pointing it out, School Library Journal.

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