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May 02, 2016

'Phantom Tollbooth' author to sign books at Rosenbach Museum

Norton Juster and a literature expert will discuss how 'Alice in Wonderland' set the stage for other children's books

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Author Norton Juster Courtesy of Rosenbach Museum/for PhillyVoice

Author Norton Juster wrote the popular children's book "The Phantom Tollbooth."

The Rosenbach Museum is hosting a special literature discussion and author event on Thursday, May 12, in conjunction with the closing of their exhibit "Down the Rabbit Hole: Celebrating 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland," which will end on May 15.

Norton Juster, author of famed children's book "The Phantom Tollbooth," will be in attendance and signing books at the end of the program. If you've misplaced your childhood copy of the whimsical book, there will copies for sale in the Rosenbach shop.

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Author and children’s literature expert Leonard Marcus will start the program with a discussion on how Lewis Carroll’s "Alice in Wonderland" set the stage for future satirical, humorous and whimsical children’s books. Juster will share his thoughts on Carroll's influence.

Tickets for the author event are $15 per person and include museum admission, so attendees can catch the tail end of the "Down the Rabbit Hole" exhibit before it disappears. Members of the Rosenbach Museum can attend for free but must RSVP


Norton Juster and Leonard Marcus: From Wonderland to The Phantom Tollbooth

Thursday, May 12
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. | $15 per person
Rosenbach Museum
2008 Delancey Place
(215) 732-1600

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