The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth

by

Norton Juster

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Canby is a man who greets people when they arrive on Conclusions, an island in the Sea of Knowledge. His personality is always changing, as he’s as courageous as can be, as cowardly as can be, as smart as can be, as happy as can be, as sad as can be, and so on.
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Canby Character Timeline in The Phantom Tollbooth

The timeline below shows where the character Canby appears in The Phantom Tollbooth. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 13. Unfortunate Conclusions
Knowledge, Learning, and the Purpose of Education Theme Icon
Absurdity vs. Reason Theme Icon
...“smart as can be.” The Humbug says it’s simple, and Milo says the man is Canby. Canby is ecstatic. (full context)
Knowledge, Learning, and the Purpose of Education Theme Icon
Absurdity vs. Reason Theme Icon
Tock asks where they are. Canby says this is the Island of Conclusions; they got here by jumping to conclusions (this... (full context)