Parents' Guide to

The Cabinet of Earths

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

American kids find magical, creepy adventure in Paris.

Book Anne Nesbet Fantasy 2012
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THE CABINET OF EARTHS gets top marks for skillfully navigating complex emotional territory. It explores the feelings of a girl who has been dealing with her beloved mother's cancer for several years, recognizes that she has no choice but to be a "good sport" and move to Paris because that's what her mom, now healthy, wants, and is still utterly miserable because she misses her dog so much. It also scores for an ingenious, thought-provoking premise and a plot with quite a few surprises. Its weakness lies in the fact that it has to convey a significant amount of newly invented cosmology, as well as historical and scientific information, for the plot to make sense. It all comes together by the end, but it may be confusing for some readers along the way.

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