Twelve-year-old Henry York’s parents have been kidnapped.1 That forces him to stay at his aunt’s and uncle’s farm in Kansas. One night, Henry discovers a wall of cupboards hidden in his attic bedroom. Soon he and his cousin Henrietta are caught up mysteries and dangers that threaten Henry, his family, and his newfound friends. With thoughtful narrative voice and emotional honesty, N. D. Wilson’s 100 Cupboards (2007) opens doors to worlds of mystery and adventure. A satisfying ending leaves the plot ajar for two further 100 Cupboards series volumes that readers will be ready to race through.
Best for: Preteen and older fans of fantasy and adventure, plus anyone left wondering about C. S. Lewis’s “wood between the worlds”
Discern: Adult show different parenting styles, a villain’s dark magic harms and threatens innocents, characters experience the consequences of dishonesty and disobedience, frequent arguments, dark scenes that may frighten younger readers.
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