In one of the first portal fantasies, Diamond eventually lets the North Wind into his bedroom through a hole in his loft. The North Wind lets him ride on her back as they seek adventure. Originally published in book form in 1871 (1909 edition shown), soon after Alice.
In one of the most popular portal fantasies, Meg Murry, her brother Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe pass through the universe using a tesseract portal, a folding of the fabric of space and time. Well-known for winning the 1963 Newbery Medal, this novel also won a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1964.