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'Phantom Tollbooth' Author Appears Tonight At Agnes Scott College

Norton Juster wrote the children's classic which was chosen for the citywide reading project.

If you don’t have a ticket to the Friday night appearance by Norton Juster, author of "The Phantom Tollbooth," don’t give up.

You still have a chance of finding a seat in Presser Hall at .

According to the Little Shop of Stories blog, all tickets have been distributed but there’s “a considerable likelihood that some people with tickets will not be able to come to the event.”

The event starts at 7 p.m., and at 6:50 p.m. empty seats will be given to people without tickets.

This is the 50th anniversary of the publication of the book, which tells the adventures of a bored boy named Milo who drives through a tollbooth one day and finds himself in a magical and mysterious land.

Leonard Marcus, author of “The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth,” will interview Juster at Presser Hall and then they’ll take questions from the audience. Both men will autograph books.

has coordinated events in the reading project.

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