1919 The Boston Red Sox sell Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees. And with that act, the Curseand the lives of the Cursed Creaturesbegins. Oscar Egg believes he is cursed, just like his favorite team, the Boston Red Sox.
Oscars real parents didnt want him, and now his adopted mom has dumped him off to live with her estranged husbandOscars strange and sickly adoptive father. But Oscars dad has a secret. He lives deep below Fenway Park, and is one of a number of strange magical souls called the Cursed Creatures, a group that has been doomed to live out their existence below Fenway until the Curse is broken.
What no one could have predicted is that Oscar is the key to breaking the curse. But someone wants Oscar to failand the Curse to remain. Forever.