Posted on 03/09/2021 at 09:40 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Norton Juster, best known for writing The Phantom Tollbooth, has died at the age of ninety-one.
Mo Willems broke the news on Twitter, saying, “My lunch partner, Norton Juster, ran out of stories & passed peacefully last night,” and Penguin Random House confirmed it.
Among his other beloved works were The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics, Stark Naked: A Paranomastic Odyssey, and Neville.
The Guardian, NPR, the New York Times, Tor, Deadline, and Rolling Stone have obituaries; you can also revisit a 2011 interview Juster did for NPR on how he came up with the idea for The Phantom Tollbooth.
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