Synopses & Reviews
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
When Annie's Uncle Marco goes on one of his mysterious trips, he leaves her in charge of two sealed boxes she is forbidden to open. But temptation gets the better of her. And soon she is surrounded by grotesque creates with the power to transmute time.