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100 Cupboards (100 Cupboards, Bk 1) (edition 2008)

by N. D. Wilson

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Title:100 Cupboards (100 Cupboards, Bk 1)
Authors:N. D. Wilson
Info:Bluefire (2008), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 320 pages
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This was a super book. I am so glad it is a series. I can't wait to read the next one. ( )
  annabw | Feb 21, 2017 |
What a fantastic read!! I've tired of children's fantasy, where the main character discovers himself magic. I love the tension and suspense the Wilson creates by authoring a character unsure of himself, uncertain to act, and full of instincts he might not want to follow. The thumping that led Henry to pry off the plaster in his room, finding cupboard after cupboard is downright spooky, but intriguing. Each is locked of course in its own special way. Why were they plastered over? Who would do such a thing? Some are beautifully made and bright, others dark and foreboding. Henry has a physical reaction to one in particular. Another, once opened allows cold air to rush into his room, bring the scent of pine, cedar and rain into his hot, Kansas attic bedroom. It's worrying that this door comes open again during the night and it rains into his room, leaving a puddle and worms on his floor. Does that mean that the cupboards can be opened from the other side as well, leaving something or someone to travel through to his bedroom?!?!? A must read! The first in a series that I hope continues in the same delightful entertaining vein.... ( )
  jkrnomad | Jul 1, 2016 |
I really liked this book! It was a quick, easy read with an interesting story. I liked the characters, the intrigue, the suspense, and the writing style. I will be reading the rest of the series soon. ( )
  Krild13 | Jun 10, 2016 |
100 Cupboards is the second novel by N.D. Wilson and I must say that it is many, many things: deliciously dark, insightful, suspenseful, and filled with magic.

Henry York's parents have been kidnapped biking in South America, and so he is sent off to live with his aunt, uncle, and three girl cousins on their farm in Kansas. Henry is not a farm child; for that matter he's like no other child as he's never had a soda, thrown a baseball, owned a ball glove, or used a pocket knife, among many other things.

All the characters are delightfully odd, from his overprotective Aunt Dotty to his Uncle Frank, who was charmingly excentiric; he sells tumbleweeds for $700.00 a pop on the internet, and on the other hand, shows Henry a better way to live, to love soda, baseball, and knives and ride in the back of a pick-up truck.. The three cousins, Anastasia, Henrietta, and Penelope, reminded me very strongly of the interactions between the girls in Little Women.

The novel takes its time setting up the situation and slowly but surely revealing the mystery of the cupboards, all of which is magically fun. The mystery builds for close to a hundred pages before Henry really starts working with the cupboards, but there is never a boring moment. Even though the book is written for 10-12 year olds', it is a delightfully light and fun read. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
Fantasy story along the lines of Narnia, but with more action taking place on earth (so far). Well-written, engaging story about Henry and the cupboards he finds in his room while staying with his uncle and aunt. ( )
  memlhd | Jan 23, 2016 |
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For my grandfathers: Lt. Col. Lawrence Aubrey Greensides, USAF (Ret.), and Lt. James Irwin Wilson, USN (Ret.), who tilled the soil of my imagination.
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Henry, Kansas, is a hot town.
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Henry bliver vækket af en sær bankelyd fra væggen over hans seng. Et øjeblik efter falder små stykker puds ned over ham, og to runde greb kommer til syne. Det ene af dem drejer langsomt rundt. Henry er netop flyttet ind på loftsværelset hos sin onkel, tante og tre kusiner langt ude på landet i Kansas. Væggen ved hans seng vender ud mod enorme marker – rent faktisk burde der ikke være noget som helst på den anden side. Men da han og kusine Henrietta går i gang med at pille mere puds ned, finder de en masse små låger. Og de fører ikke ud til markerne. Gennem en af dem kan man høre silende regn og vindens susen i træerne. Og gennem en anden kan de se et oplyst rum og en mand, der fordeler post. Bag en tredje låge fornemmer Henry en sær og lurende ondskab, der bare venter på at blive sat fri. Pludselig dumper der et brev ind til ham…
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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.

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After his parents are kidnapped, timid twelve-year-old Henry York leaves his sheltered Boston life and moves to small-town Kansas, where he and his cousin Henrietta discover and explore hidden doors in his attic room that seem to open onto other worlds.… (more)

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