Riddles, mysteries and adventure are the order of the day in the 100 Cupboards series by N.D. Wilson. Take the mysterious wardrobe of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, add a boy hero as brave and true as Harry Potter, then mix in some kid-powered problem-solving on par with the Lemony Snicket series and you’ve got the 100 Cupboards series.
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.
100 Cupboards is the first book of a new fantasy adventure, written in the best world-hopping tradition and reinvented in N. D. Wilson’s inimitable style.
Henry York never dreamed his time in Kansas would open a door to adventure—much less a hundred doors.
But a visit to his aunt and uncle’s farm took an amazing turn when cupboard doors, hidden behind Henry’s bedroom wall, revealed themselves to be portals to other worlds.
Now, with his time at the farm drawing to a close, Henry makes a bold decision—he must go through the cupboards to find the truth about where he’s from and who his parents are. Following that trail will take him from one world to another, and ultimately into direct conflict with the evil of Endor.