The Boxes

The Boxes

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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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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 15.24mm | 362.87g
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0141308109
  • 9780141308104
  • 1,540,009

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What could it hurt to take just one peek?When Uncle Marco goes on one of his mysterious trips, he leaves Annie in charge of two exotic, sealed boxes on one condition: she must not open either one while he is away. But of course she is tempted ... and soon she has unleashed the unspeakable. The creatures inside the box are crablike and grotesque. And they possess a power Annie could never have imagined....
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Review quote

"Sleator is the master of the creepy-crawly, and his inventiveness is at full power here". -- The Horn Book
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740 ratings
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4 35% (262)
3 27% (202)
2 8% (56)
1 3% (19)
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