Caroline Carlson

The Door at the End of the World

HarperCollins Children's Books (April 2019)
ISBN-10: 0062368303 | ISBN-13: 978-0062368300
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Cover artwork by Poly Bernatene

“Filled with clever, endearing characters and packed with action, this solid fantasy provides a sweeping mystery that will keep readers guessing… This empowering adventure emphasizes bravery and the joy of taking a bold leap.” Booklist, starred review

“With its low-key comedy and grace notes such as bees that communicate by spelling, the book recalls earlier adventures by Diana Wynne Jones and Eva Ibbotson.” Kirkus

What begins as a rather unremarkable Thursday quickly turns to disaster when Lucy, the Gatekeeper’s deputy, discovers that her boss has vanished, the door connecting Lucy’s world to the next world over is broken—and it might all be Lucy’s fault. To save the Gatekeeper and set things right, Lucy must break the rules for the first time ever and journey with an otherworldly boy, a suspiciously sneaky girl, and a crew of magical bees into the seven worlds beyond her own.

But Lucy isn’t the only one breaking the rules. As curiosities and dangers gather around her, she learns she’s up against a sinister force that’s playing with the delicate fabric of time and space, no matter what the deadly costs or consequences. Lucy’s never had to save the world before—and now, somehow, she’s got to find a way to save eight of them.