Cover image for The casket of time / Andri Snaer Magnason ; translated from the Icelandic by Björg Árnadóttir and Andrew Cauthery.
Title:
The casket of time / Andri Snaer Magnason ; translated from the Icelandic by Björg Árnadóttir and Andrew Cauthery.
ISBN:
9781632062055
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Edition:
First Restless Books hardcover edition
Publication Information:
New York : Yonder Restless Books for Young Readers, 2019.
Physical Description:
259 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Translated from the Icelandic.

Translation of: Tímakistan.
Summary:
Teenage Sigrun is sick of all the apocalyptic news about the "situation" and, worse, her parents' obsession with it. Sigrun's family--along with everyone else--decides to hibernate in their TimeBoxes, hoping for someone else to fix the world's problems. But when Sigrun's TimeBox opens too early, she discovers an abandoned city overrun by wilderness and joins a band of kids who are helping a researcher named Grace solve the "situation." The world, according to Grace, is under an ancient curse. There once was a princess named Obsidiana, who was trapped in time by the greedy king of Pangea. To protect Obsidiana from dark and gloomy days, the king put her in a crystal casket made of spider silk woven so tightly that time itself couldn't penetrate. The king's greed for power doomed his kingdom and the trapped princess. Sigrun sees eerie parallels between the tale of Obsidiana and the present-day crisis, and realizes it's up to her and her friends to break the ancient curse and fix the world.
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