Norton Juster was an American academic, architect, and writer.
14 Facts About Norton Juster
Norton Juster was best known as an author of children's books, notably for The Phantom Tollbooth and The Dot and the Line.
Norton Juster's father, Samuel Juster, was born in Romania and became an architect through a correspondence course.
Norton Juster went on to study city planning at the University of Liverpool.
Norton Juster enlisted in the Civil Engineer Corps of the United States Navy in 1954, and rose to the rank of lieutenant junior grade.
Still, Norton Juster finished an unpublished satirical fairy tale called "The Passing of Irving".
Approximately six months after meeting Feiffer, Norton Juster received his discharge from the Navy, and worked for a Manhattan architectural firm.
Norton Juster did some part-time teaching and undertook other jobs.
Norton Juster went on to author Alberic the Wise and Other Journeys, Stark Naked: A Paranomastic Odyssey, Otter Nonsense, and As Silly as Knees, as Busy as Bees, among other works.
Norton Juster published A Woman's Place: Yesterday's Women in Rural America in 1996 for an adult audience, based on his personal experience of residing on a farm in Massachusetts.
Norton Juster served as a professor of architecture and environmental design at Hampshire College from 1970 to 1992, when he retired.
Norton Juster co-founded a small architectural firm, Juster Pope Associates, in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, in 1970.
Norton Juster died on March 8,2021, at his home in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Norton Juster was 91, and suffered from complications of a stroke prior to his death.