"Sometimes you are a whisper away from magic without even realizing it."
Nine is an orphan pickpocket determined to escape her life in the Nest of a Thousand Treasures. When she steals a house-shaped ornament from a mysterious womans purse, she knocks on its tiny door and watches it grow into a huge, higgledy-piggeldy house. Inside she finds a host of magical and brilliantly funny characters, including Flabberghast a young wizard whos particularly competitive at hopscotch and a hideous troll housekeeper whos emotionally attached to his feather duster. They have been placed under an extraordinary spell, which they are desperate for Nine to break and if she can, maybe they can offer her a new life in return