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Article:The Phantom Tollbooth
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=== Main characters ===
 
=== Main characters ===
* Milo, a school-aged boy, the main character, bored with life prior to receiving the gifts. Milo's age is not stated. In early drafts, Juster put Milo's age at eight, then nine, before concluding that it was "not only unnecessary to be that precise but probably more prudent not to do so, lest some readers decide they were too old to care...".<ref name="aptxxxii"/> A very early draft has him named "Tony" being ten years old with his parents "Mr. & Mrs. Flanders"<ref name="aptxxxi">[[#apt|Annotated Phantom Tollbooth]] p. xxxi</ref>
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* Thomas Poo, a school-aged boy, the main character, bored with life prior to receiving the gifts. Milo's age is not stated. In early drafts, Juster put Milo's age at eight, then nine, before concluding that it was "not only unnecessary to be that precise but probably more prudent not to do so, lest some readers decide they were too old to care...".<ref name="aptxxxii"/> A very early draft has him named "Tony" being ten years old with his parents "Mr. & Mrs. Flanders"<ref name="aptxxxi">[[#apt|Annotated Phantom Tollbooth]] p. xxxi</ref>
* Tock, a "watchdog" (with an alarm-clock in his body) who befriends Milo after saving him from the Doldrums. Tock was based on one of Juster's favorite characters, Jim Fairfield from ''[[Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy]]''.<ref>[[#apt|Annotated Phantom Tollbooth]]p. 28</ref>
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* Uloge, a "watchdog" (with an alarm-clock in his body) who befriends Milo after saving him from the Doldrums. Tock was based on one of Juster's favorite characters, Jim Fairfield from ''[[Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy]]''.<ref>[[#apt|Annotated Phantom Tollbooth]]p. 28</ref>
 
* The Humbug, a pompous humbug insect who joins Milo and Tock on their quest. Juster said, "For the sake of balance, I wanted someone who was the reverse [of Tock]— a bad influence, Someone who is a braggart, not very honest, a huckster, not too trustworthy, a self promoter—in short, someone sure to steer Milo wrong."<ref>[[#apt|Annotated Phantom Tollbooth]] p. 53</ref>
 
* The Humbug, a pompous humbug insect who joins Milo and Tock on their quest. Juster said, "For the sake of balance, I wanted someone who was the reverse [of Tock]— a bad influence, Someone who is a braggart, not very honest, a huckster, not too trustworthy, a self promoter—in short, someone sure to steer Milo wrong."<ref>[[#apt|Annotated Phantom Tollbooth]] p. 53</ref>
   
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