Thomasine has spent months living in her great-great-aunt’s dusty, dark house with her father, and her aunt, uncle and cousins. While her father’s siblings bicker about how much the house must be worth, her distant, elderly aunt is upstairs, dying, and her father has disappeared inside himself, still mourning the death of Thomasine’s little brother.
But one day, her youngest cousin makes a discovery: a wardrobe, filled with all the mirrors missing from the big house. And through the mirrors, a different world – one in which you can find not what you most wish for, but perhaps what you most need …
This book is suitable for readers over 10 years old.
A beautiful tale of love, grief and growing up, A House Without Mirrors is an unforgettable adventure into families and the power of love. A haunting, magical tale of enchantment and broken family relationships, that will be loved by anyone who remembers Lucy M. Boston’s Green Knowe books. It includes 20 specially commissioned full-page black & white illustrations by Moa Schulman.
Mårten Sandén was born in Stockholm and spent most of his childhood in the university town of Lund, in southern Sweden. He has been writing, in one way or another, more or less full-time since his early twenties. Starting out as a professional songwriter for music publishers in Europe and the US, Sanden began writing children’s books in the mid-1990s. The Petrini Detectives, a series of mysteries for Middle Readers, was launched in 1999. Since then, he has written around thirty more children’s books, ranging from picture books to novels for Young Adults. His work has been translated into Danish, German, Russian and English. Marten Sanden is a member of The Swedish Academy of Children’s Book Writers and The Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy.