100 Cupboards (100 Cupboards Book 1) (Paperback)

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The town of Henry, Kansas is not a place where things go, but it is a place where things end up. Henry York is one of those things, sent to live with his rather eccentric family. There are many things unfamiliar to Henry - riding in a truck with no seat belt, playing baseball, owning a knife - but the wall of cupboards in his attic bedroom is just bizarre. Henry and his cousin quickly set out to discover how the cupboards work, setting in motion an unpredictable chain of events and uncovering secrets which, perhaps, ought to have stayed buried.

Wilson is a masterful storyteller, seamlessly tying together the magic of rural Kansas with the magic of other worlds in a way that will make you nostalgic for both.

-Recommended by Megan

— From July 2017 Staff Picks

Description


Readers who love Percy Jackson, the Unwanteds, and Beyonders will discover that 100 cupboards mean 100 opportunities for adventure The bestselling and highly acclaimed 100 Cupboards series starts here.

What dangers are locked behind the cupboard doors? Henry isn't brave, but when he hears a thumping and scratching on the other side of his bedroom wall, he can't ignore it. He scrapes off the plaster and discovers mysterious doors--cupboards of all different shapes and sizes. Through one he sees a glowing room and a man strolling back and forth. Through another he sees only darkness and feels the cold sense that something isn't right. When his cousin Henrietta boldly travels into the worlds beyond the cupboards, it's up to Henry to follow her. Now that he's opened the doors, can he keep the evil inside from coming through?

"A must-read series." --The Washington Post

About the Author


N. D. 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. From the Hardcover edition.

Praise For…


“Well crafted and gratifying.”—School Library Journal

“A highly imaginative tale.”—Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375838828
ISBN-10: 0375838821
Publisher: Yearling Books
Publication Date: December 23rd, 2008
Pages: 289
Language: English
Series: 100 Cupboards