The Keys to the Kingdom #1: Mister Monday
Strange things begin happening after Arthur Pengaligon dreams of a strange figure who hands him a key shaped like a minute hand. A winged man-dog tries to invade his house. A sleeping sickness falls over the city. And then there's the weird new house that only Arthur can see. . .
Before long, Arthur realizes he's stumbled into a strange new universe of moving staircases and gigantic clocks – and it's up to him to set things right in a literal race against time.
Full of adventure and mystery, Mister Monday is the first book of seven in the Keys to the Kingdom series.
From the Cassette edition.