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A fantasy adventure written in the best world-hopping tradition

Twelve-year-old Henry York is going to sleep one night when he hears a bump on the attic wall above his head.It's an unfamiliar house - Henry is staying with his aunt, uncle and three cousins - so he tries to ignore it. But the next night he wakes up with bits of plaster in his hair. Henry scrapes the plaster off the wall and discovers doors - ninety-nine 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 strolling back and forth! Henry and his cousin Henrietta soon understand that these are not just cupboards. They are, in fact, portals to other worlds.
Author Biog
Nathan D. Wilson holds a Master's degree in Liberal Arts from Saint John's College in Annapolis, Maryland. He served as a part-time Lecturer at New Saint Andrews from 2001-2004, and was promoted to Fellow of Literature inthe fall of 2004. He still teaches part-time. Fairly fresh out of graduate school, he wrote two novella-length satires of evangelical apocalyptic fiction but has left such misbehavior behind him. Heis currently focusing on several children's projects, rolling on the floor with his own children, and working on his house.

Reviews

‘This is my favourite kind of fantasy, combining the secret and the ordinary, featuring heroes grounded in the everyday.’ Tamora Pierce

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    9781742743424

    March 1, 2011

    Random House Australia

    304 pages

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