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Norton Juster

Biography

Norton Juster

Norton Juster was born on June 2, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York, just prior to the Great Depression.  There are still a number of people who attribute that catastrophic event directly to his birth.

He began writing seriously while in the Navy.  His first book, The Phantom Tollbooth, was published in 1961.  Winner of 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.  It was made into a feature film by MGM in 1969 and, more recently, into a musical.

Juster is retired from the practice of architecture and from teaching but continues to write.  He is currently adapting a short story he wrote into ballet and is working on several new books.

Juster is married and lives in Western Massachusetts.  He has a daughter and a granddaughter.

Norton Juster

Books by Norton Juster

written by Norton Juster with illustrations by Jules Feiffer - Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Supernatural

For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. And somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams. 

by Norton Juster

The sequel to the Caldecott Medal winner THE HELLO, GOODBYE WINDOW

Nanna and Poppy’s granddaughter comes to visit --- one minute she’s Sweetie Pie...and the next, she’s Sourpuss.