The Boxes

The Boxes

  • Publish Date: 2000-08-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: William Sleator

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Annie's Uncle Marco goes on one of his mysterious trips, leaving her in charge of two sealed boxes on one condition: she must not open either one while he is away. But she is tempted...and soon she has unleashed the unspeakable. The creatures inside the box are crab-like and grotesque. And they possess a power Annie could never have imagined: the power to transmute time. Sleator is the master of the creepy-crawly, and his inventiveness is at full power here. --The Horn Book

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