3. April 2012 18:50
A book that has spanned several generations is the much-loved, quirky trip that is the Phantom Tollbooth, written by Norton Juster and illustrated by artist Jules Feiffer in 1962. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the book's publication, Jean Albano Gallery, who represents Mr. Feiffer, is hosting a book signing and conversation this Saturday, April 7 from 12-3pm in River North.
I certainly adored the book when I was young; my middle school even staged a production of the story one year (it's better as a book where you can see Mr. Feiffer's whimsical illustrations and hear the voices of Milo and Tock in your own head...) One afternoon young Milo is bored at home in his room, so his imagination leads him on a journey of wild adventure and quest with his dog Tock, as they enter the toy tollbooth in Milo's bedroom.
Selected art works by Jules Feiffer will be on display, and if you don't have a well-worn copy of the book still handy, a number of copies of the Phantom Tollbooth, as well as some other books, will be available at the gallery, including his highly acclaimed memoir Backing into Forward, newly released in paperback, and No Go Sleep!
Limited edition prints are also available:
"Milo and Tock"
from The Phantom Tollbooth
limited hand-signed edition of 350
12 x 15 inches
$275 (Special Introductory Price $225)
To reserve, contact Jean Albano Gallery at 312.440.0770 or email@example.com
Book Signing and Conversation with Jules Feiffer
Saturday, April 7, 12 - 3 pm
Jean Albano Gallery | 215 W Superior | Chicago, IL 60654