Through the Hidden Door

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Through the Hidden Door is a young adult novel by Rosemary Wells. This book was a runner-up for a 1988 Edgar Allan Poe Award.[1] The book details the story of Barney Penniman, an awkward eighth-grader with a lisp who is attending a boarding school. Barney deals with bullies and a headmaster who dislikes him, but finds friendship with a younger, also socially awkward student named Snowy Cobb. The two boys unearth an amazing archeological find and secretly work to dig it up.

This book was published by Puffin in 1987.[2]


  1. ^ "Rosemary Wells". Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  2. ^ "Rosemary Wells (1943-) Biography - Personal, Career, Honors Awards, Writings, Adaptations, Sidelights". Retrieved 2010-04-25.