The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Norton Juster

Milo is a bored, bored young man who can't see the point to anything. He’s knocked out of his glum humdrum by the sudden appearance of a tollbooth in his bedroom. What ensues is a journey of mythic proportions, during which Milo encounters countless odd characters who are anything but dull.