One day, Henry uncovers one hundred cupboards that they lead to a hundred different worlds. But what lies inside those worlds?
Twelve-year-old Henry York wakes up one night to find bits of plaster in his hair. Two knobs have broken through the wall above his bed and one of them is slowly turning . . .Henry scrapes the plaster off the wall and discovers cupboards of all different sizes and shapes. Through one he can hear the sound of falling rain. Through another he sees a glowing room–with a man pacing back and forth! Henry soon understands that these are not just cupboards, but portals to other worlds.
What People Are Saying:
"Well crafted and gratifying." -School Library Journal
"A highly imaginative tale." -Kirkus Reviews
"This is my favorite kind of fantasy, combining the secret and the ordinary." -Tamora Pierce, New York Times bestselling author
"One of the most fascinating new fantasy worlds grown on American soil since Oz." -MuggleNet.com
"Highly appealing characters whom readers will want to encounter again." -The Horn Book Magazine
"Henry becomes a stronger and more resourceful kid as he tests his mettle against the creatures in the cupboards." -The Bulletin
"The story is chilling, but the creepy quotient never exceeds the book’s target audience." -Booklist
Nathan Wilson lives and writes in the top of a tall, skinny house only one block from where he was born. But his bestselling novels, including the highly acclaimed 100 Cupboards series, have traveled far and wide and have been translated into dozens of languages. He and his wife have five young storytellers of their own, along with an unreasonable number of pets. You can visit him online at ndwilson.com.
AUTHOR: Nathan Wilson
PUBLISHER: Random House
PAGE COUNT: 310 pages
ISBN 10: 0-375838-82-8
RELEASE DATE: December 23, 2008
More Books from this Series:
Dandelion Fire (Book Two): Henry enters the world of the hundred cupboards, and finds himself in conflict with the witch he sent there.
The Chestnut King (Book Three): Henry finally stops running away from his enemy and from death and faces off against the witch with the help of the Chestnut king.
The Door Before: This is the exciting prequel to the 100 Cupboards series, which also ties it to the all-new Ashtown Burials. Don't miss this one!