Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Passages: Norton Juster (1929–2021)

(June 2, 1929 – March 8, 2021)
"Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn?” she inquired. “Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause in a roomful of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re all alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful, if you listen carefully.”  
– The Soundkeeper    
From The Phantom Tollbooth, first published in 1961 by Random House.



  1. I'm going to love this series! (And I think I'm going to have to reread The Phantom Tollbooth!)

  2. “The Soundkeeper” such a fantastic character, as are so many others in this transporting book. Thanks for stirring our imaginations Michelle—Looking forward to more!

  3. This book made SUCH an impression on me. ♥️♥️♥️♥️

  4. I just put a hold on the audiobook version!