Nina Kiriki HoffmanMaya never imagined that moving to a new town would open up new worlds — but that’s just what happens when she learns that the kids in the apartment building next door do magic, and their basement is full of portals! Imagine the family in Ingrid Law’s Savvy seen through the eyes of a young Ray Bradbury, and you have the world of the acclaimed Nina Kiriki Hoffman!
When Maya Andersen and her family moved to Spores Ferry, Oregon, they didn’t know there’d be magic right next door. Their new neighbors in the Janus House Apartments all have unusual powers, and the basement is a Grand Central Station to other worlds. Maya and her alien companion, Rimi, are learning how to live together and how to keep their secret-which becomes a lot harder as they help the Janus Housers track down the Krithi, the race who snatched Rimi from her home planet in an attempt to rule the universe.
Maya’s family has just moved from Idaho to Spores Ferry, Oregon. She?s nervous about starting middle school and making new friends, but soon that’s the last thing on her mind. First, a fairy flies into her room. Then it turns out that the kids in the apartment building next door do magic, and their basement is full of portals to other worlds. She’s bursting with new experiences and delight . . . and secrets, because she can’t breathe a word to her family, not even when she winds up taking care of an alien!Imagine the family in Ingrid Law’s Savvy seen through the eyes of a young Ray Bradbury. Cross the Threshold!