100 Cupboards (The 100 Cupboards, #1)
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... show more
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.From the Hardcover edition.
Publish date: 2011
Pages no: 296
Edition language: English
Series: 100 Cupboards (#1)
Mini-review here: Slow, clunky beginning eventually became a fun book to read. Alas, it took half the book to get there and I'm not sure how many readers will have the patience to wait until the book actually gets interesting.Even I was tempted to stop during the first chapter (which is really quite...
First off I was annoyed the childs name was the same as the town. I don't know why it bothered me so much but it did. The story had great potential but fell flat. Everything seemed so nonchalant and vague at times. This first book should have been the set up to the worlds in the cupboards and gave y...
Book 1 in the '100 Cupboards Trilogy': This is another story that eventually leads to 'we aren't in Kansas anymore'! It starts off slow, but midway through the book, it picks up steam and never slacks. There are elements of the 2006 movie, 'The Lake House' and of the books: 'Indian In The Cupboard',...
I'm not sure. I felt it had a good premise...but it didn't do anything for me. I felt parts of was fantastic...such as the creepy "thing" that was trying to get Henry and Henrietta...and the "thing" that had actually caused Henry to even take notice to find the 100 cupboards...but other than that it...
First off: ages 9-12? The writing is way to complicated and the book is too gory for this age group . . .I'm usually a sucker for beautiful, lyrical writing. But sometimes, I feel like authors try too hard to attain this. N.D. Wilson writes as though he's trying to make every sentence a masterpie...
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