A mysterious black box found on his grandfather's farm may just lead Harry on the adventure he craves. Eleven-year old Harry Mulligan hasn't had much to be excited about since his mother moved his family to rural Alabama to care for his aged grandfather. Harry is frustrated by his stuttering, as well as from the constant pestering from his older sister Janie. The family can't pay their bills and Harry is frozen in fear by his grandfather who resides behind closed doors, unable to talk, unable to interact, chaining the family to live in this relic of a place by his very presence. Can the contents of the box be the key to solving the family's problems and help Harry solve the mystery of the mistakes in Mulligan's mouth?