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Gregor the Overlander :  Gregor the Overlander - Suzanne Collins

Gregor the Overlander

Gregor the Overlander

Paperback

Published: August 2004
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
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This 2003 "Kirkus Reviews" Editor's Choice is now in paperback. When Gregor falls through a grate in his apartment building, he's hurtled into the dark Underland, a world that is on the brink of war. But his arrival is no accident--a prophecy foretells that Gregor has a role to play in the Underland's uncertain future.

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A Memorable Adventure

4

Given the (mild) violence and creepy villains, it might not be the best choice for sensitive readers, but if you (or your child) enjoy vivid battles with giant bugs and rats, this is sure to please. High stakes and a likeable protagonist make it a page-turner.

Sunshine Coast, AU

Entertaining, exciting and interesting

4

Bought it for my son 10 and we both (mum) enjoyed it so much so we bought the whole series. Fast pace story with engaging characters. I think you could use it as a bed time story for reluctant readers or for a kid that likes to read.

Melbourne

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"Kids who love adventure books will find this one . . . hard to put down." --The Boston Globe
"Luminous, supremely absorbing." --Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
"Collins creates a fascinating, vivid, highly original world and a superb story to go along with it, and Gregor is endearing as a caring, responsible big brother who rises triumphantly to every challenge. This is sure to be a solid hit with young fantasy fans." --Booklist
"In this accessible, almost-cinematic fantasy, Gregor and his two-year-old sister fall into an amazing underground world. . . . This is an engrossing adventure for fantasy fans and for those new to the genre." --School Library Journal
"Collins does a grand job of world-building . . . Unlike Gregor who cannot wait to leave, readers will likely find [the Underland] to be a fantastically engaging place." -- Publishers Weekly, STARRED
"Cliffhanger chapter endings propel the story forward to its inevitable but nevertheless immensely satisfying conclusion, which, happily for readers, hints at more heart-pounding journeys to the center of the earth." --The Horn Book
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES
A USA TODAY BESTSELLING SERIES
A BOOK SENSE BESTSELLING SERIES

Suzanne Collins

Since 1991, Suzanne Collins has been busy writing for children's television. She has worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains it All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. For preschool viewers, she penned multiple stories for the Emmy-nominated Little Bear and Oswald. She also co-wrote the critically acclaimed Rankin/Bass Christmas special, Santa, Baby! Most recently she was the Head Writer for Scholastic Entertainments Clifford's Puppy Days, and a freelancer on Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!

While working on a Kids WB show called Generation O! she met childrenâ??s author James Proimos, who talked her into giving children's books a try.

Thinking one day about Alice in Wonderland, she was struck by how pastoral the setting must seem to kids who, like her own, lived in urban surroundings. In New York City, you're much more likely to fall down a manhole than a rabbit hole and, if you do, you're not going to find a tea party. What you might find...? Well, that's the story of Gregor the Overlander, the first book in her five-part fantasy/war series, The Underland Chronicles.

Her next series, The Hunger Games Trilogy, is an international bestseller.

At present, Suzanne is at work on a picture book with James Proimos.

She currently lives in Connecticut with her family and a pair of feral kittens they adopted from their backyard.

Visit Suzanne Collins's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9780439678131
ISBN-10: 0439678137
Series: Underland Chronicles
Audience: Primary / High School
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 311
Published: August 2004
Publisher: Scholastic US
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.23