Why did Milo recieve an unusual package?

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In The Phantom Tollbooth, the main character is a young boy by the name of Milo. Milo's perennially bored and doesn't find anything in life remotely interesting. He especially hates learning; he thinks that seeking knowledge is the biggest waste of time there is.

All that changes, however, when Milo receives a mysterious package one day. Next to the package is a bright blue envelope, which reads "FOR MILO, WHO HAS PLENTY OF TIME." Inside the package, of course, is the phantom tollbooth of the book's title. Once he's assembled the tollbooth, Milo's going to rev up his toy car and drive straight through it down the highway to Dictionopolis. Milo's received the package—we don't know exactly who sent it—because someone in a strange, far away land has decided that he needs to be shown the way to the Kingdom of Wisdom. And we might readily agree that someone who finds seeking knowledge a waste of time is desperately in need of whatever wisdom this distant land can bestow.

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