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  • Paperback: 161 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin Books; Reprint edition (Oct. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0142302171
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142302170
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 13.1 x 1.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,158,871 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Sleator is the master of the juvenile creepy-crawly, and his inventiveness is at full power here, with strong storytelling . . .'



'A riveting adventure ... Terrifyingly vivid, coupled with a high-flying sense of humour.'


Sleator's science fiction story is compelling on first reading - but stellar on the second ... raises enough questions to keep readers thinking - and wondering - well past the last page. (SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL)

far-out ideas and expert pace [...] there's an added dimension of poignancy in the character of Marco [...] something of an intergalactic Flying Dutchman. (HORN BOOK REVIEW) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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The mind-boggling prequel to THE BOXES - the story of Marco, who discovers an invisible tunnel in their basement that leads to a gateway between millions of different universes. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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By A Customer on 20 May 2002
Format: Paperback
I thought this book was fantastic. I liked it because it was mostly focassed on another world that I know nothing about and it was interesting learning what the other world was like. You could compare to books such as 'Harry Potter' and 'Artemis Fowl' as they are both about other worlds and species of people. The main characters are Marco the explorer and Lilly the pyschic being. The story is about Marco and him going through an entrance to another world in his basement and finding intelligent creatures there who urge him to help them to get a box back from someone who stole it. But he can only do this with the psychic help of his sister Lilly. The book has a rather shocking and upsetting ending that I am not going to tell you about so I don't spoil it if you read it. I think you should all get out there and by a copy from amazon and enjoy the story yourself.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Charlotte: A Feast for the Mind! 4 Dec. 2002
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In "Marco's Millions", by William Sleator, a boy named Marco enters an unnerving parallel universe to aid the creatures living there, and to save his world from destruction by a naked singularity. He is sucked into the singularity, and moves through another world, recovering an artifact that will halt the threat of the singularity. When he reaches his own world again, he is jolted to the present by finding out what has happened to his family while he was gone. This book is unusual because it doesn't have a very happy tale to tell, but it was exciting and gave me the feeling that something dark was behind my back. I liked it especially because it involed travel between universes, and possible space phenomenons, which I find interesting. I would recommend this book to kids who like a good science-fictional scare!
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A good book to read 4 Mar. 2002
By Janice Wong - Published on
Format: Hardcover
The book Marco's Million, by William Sleator, is an excellent book. It has a very interesting plot and have likable characters such as Marco and his sister, Lilly. I also learned some new vocabulary and basic information of astronomy from this book... Anyways, I recommand people to read it. It is a good book.
Loved it 4 Jun. 2013
By Sarah - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I read this book when I was in middle school and it was so amazing I still remember it 10 years later! This book is incredible and I highly recommend young readers to read it.
Awesome 26 Sept. 2011
By MeA&T - Published on
Format: Paperback
One of the best science fiction books I have ever read. It almost seems like the author experienced what's in the book.
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quite astonishing 21 Aug. 2005
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Format: Paperback
This is quite the science fiction book. It is very different from the other sleator book that i have read (the odd balls,a list of memoirs about his bizarre siblings)but good none the less. I have actually never red the sequel the boxes and was intrigued to find out that the boxes was actually written first. This is however not your typical science fiction book. Most scifi books are about aliens invading and robots taking over. Although this book does feature giant insect aliens they are not the main feature of the book. The book is much more focused on the concept of wormholes to other universes and the thought of slowing down time. But i will give a quick synopsis of the book. A girl named Lily discovers a strange tunnel in her basement which only she can see. However lacking bravery Lily asks her ever courageous brother Marco to go through the tunnel. Once there Marco discovers human sized insects who are obsessed with completing a bizarre ritual. Although many have died trying to win the ritual the insects believe marco could win it. This dangerous task is only the first of marco's millions of adventures within this book. I hope you enjoy for I did.
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