Norton Juster
Norton Juster

Celebrity Profile

Name: Norton Juster
Occupation: Children's Author
Gender: Male
Birth Day: June 2, 1929
Age: 93
Birth Place: Brooklyn, United States
Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Social Accounts

Height: in centimeters - N/A
Weight: in kg - N/A
Eye Color: N/A
Hair Color: N/A
Blood Type N/A
Tattoo(s) N/A

Norton Juster

Norton Juster was born on June 2, 1929 in Brooklyn, United States (93 years old). Norton Juster is a Children's Author, zodiac sign: Gemini. Find out Norton Justernet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


His children's works make frequent use of puns and wordplay. Critics thought such literary devices would not be understandable to children; however, Juster's book sales did not seem to suffer.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020


Salary 2020

Not known

Before Fame

During the 1950s, he served in the U.S. Navy's Civil Engineer Corps. He later graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in architecture; in 1970, he co-founded a Massachusetts architectural firm.

Biography Timeline


Juster was born on June 2, 1929, in New York City. His father, Samuel Juster, was Jewish and born in Romania, and became an architect through a correspondence course. His mother, Minnie Silberman, came from a Polish Jewish background. His brother, Howard, became an architect as well. He studied architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.


In 1954, Juster enlisted in the Civil Engineer Corps of the United States Navy, and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade. During one tour, to combat boredom, he began to write and illustrate a story for children, but the commanding officer later reprimanded him for it. Still, Juster also finished an unpublished satirical fairy tale called "The Passing of Irving".


Juster's children's novel, The Phantom Tollbooth, was published in 1961, with Feiffer doing the drawings. Although he enjoyed writing, his architectural career remained his primary emphasis. He served as a professor of architecture and environmental design at Hampshire College from its first trimester in 1970 until his retirement in 1992.


Juster co-founded a small architectural firm, Juster Pope Associates, in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, in 1970. The firm was renamed Juster Pope Frazier after Jack Frazier joined the firm in 1978.


Juster lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. His wife, Jeanne, died in October 2018. Although he has retired from architecture, he still writes. His book The Hello, Goodbye Window, published May 15, 2005, won the Caldecott Medal for Chris Raschka's illustration in 2006. The sequel, Sourpuss and Sweetie Pie, was published in 2008.

Family Life

Norton was born in New York City to a Jewish family of Romanian and Polish descent. Both his father and his brother were also architects. Norton eventually settled in Amherst, Massachusetts with his wife, Jeanne.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Norton Juster is 93 years, 9 months and 27 days old. Norton Juster will celebrate 94th birthday on a Friday 2nd of June 2023. Below we countdown to Norton Juster upcoming birthday.


Recent Birthday Highlights

90th birthday - Sunday, June 2, 2019

9 Life lessons to learn from The Phantom Tollbooth on Norton Juster’s 90th birthday

88th birthday - Friday, June 2, 2017

Goodreads - Happy 88th birthday, Norton Juster! The author... | Facebook

Happy 88th birthday, Norton Juster! The author and architect met his neighbor, Jules Feiffer, when he was taking out the trash. That serendipitous meeting led to The Phantom Tollbooth, with Juster's...

Norton Juster 88th birthday timeline
86th birthday - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Happy Birthday, Norton Juster! « A Brave Writer’s Life in Brief

85th birthday - Monday, June 2, 2014


Happy 85th birthday to Norton Juster!

Norton Juster 85th birthday timeline

Norton Juster trends


  1. Who is Norton Juster ?
  2. How rich is Norton Juster ?
  3. What is Norton Juster 's salary?
  4. When is Norton Juster 's birthday?
  5. When and how did Norton Juster became famous?
  6. How tall is Norton Juster ?
  7. Who is Norton Juster 's girlfriend?
  8. List of Norton Juster 's family members?

You might intereintereststed in

  1. Top 20 Children's Author celebrities in Australia
  2. Top 20 Children's Author celebrities in Canada
  3. Top 20 Children's Author celebrities in England
  4. Top 20 Children's Author celebrities in United States