100 Cupboards (100 Cupboards Book 1) (The 100 Cupboards #1) (Paperback)
I chose this for a report at school and really liked it. It's the first of a trilogy. The Chronicles of Narnia
had a wardrobe to another world but this book has 100 cupboards to 100
different worlds! Twelve-year-old Henry is living with his cousin,
Henrietta, and her family until his kidnapped parents are returned. They
live in Henry, Nebraska. Henry grows up a lot in Nebraska because his
parents were overprotective. Add to that the mystery and adventure of
other worlds and he really matures! The book was kind of creepy but the
ending was really exciting. I would recommend this to readers who liked Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia. Book Two is Dandelion Fire and Book Three is The Chestnut King.
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