The Cabinet of Earths, Anne Nesbet’s debut novel for tweens, blends fantasy, science, and horror into an irresistible story in the vein of the classic His Dark Materials series. <br />Twelve-year-old Maya is miserable when she has to move from California to Paris. Not speaking French at a school full of snobby French girls is bad enough, but Maya believes there is something sinister going on in her new city. Maya and her little brother, James, find themselves caught up in some very old magic. Houses with bronze salamanders for door handles, statues that look too much like Maya's own worried face, a man wearing sunglasses to hide his radiant purple eyes who follows them . . . nothing is what it seems. Alao, an eerie cabinet filled with mysterious colored bottles calls to her. — the magical Cabinet of Earths chooses her as its next Keeper,<br />When James becomes the target of dark forces, Maya decides she must answer the call of the Cabinet of Earths, despite the danger.