Other Books in Series
This is book number 1 in the The 100 Cupboards series.
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
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.
"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