Norton Juster interview


Just found this link from way back. I’m sure I’m not the only one here who has fond childhood memories of The Phantom Tollbooth - and slightly later ones of The Dot and the Line. Nice to discover he seems exactly as I always imagined he would be.


Not watched it yet, joe, but I shall, and thank you for posting it.


Oooh, thank you, Joe!

I was given The Phantom Tolbooth when is came out and have loved it ever since. It seems somehow right that he wrote it while he was meant to be doing something else, and also I think he was very lucky that his room-mate at the time was Jules Feiffer, because the illustrations are important too.

Well, of course for a child there are no difficult words, just ones you haven’t met before! What a sensible man.

That saying a thing over and over – try it when you are a child who is unsure whether it is sall-mun or sammuhn, some time! I now have no idea which it ought to be until I think about it, but I don’t think it matters too much.


I remember seeing a joint interview with Juster and Feiffer somewhere. Will try and track it down…



oooh, ta.