Gregor the Overlander (Scholastic Gold) (The Underland Chronicles #1) (Paperback)

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"If Alice's Wonderland had existed under New York City instead of the pristine English countryside, Underland is probably the kind of world she would have found.  After following his little sister through a grate in the basement of his apartment building, Gregor discovers a world that only he can save."

— Madeline


This irresistible novel by Suzanne Collins tells the story of a boy who embarks on a dangerous quest in order to fulfill his destiny -- and find his father -- in a strange world beneath New York City.

Gregor the Overlander joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!When Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland, where spiders, rats, cockroaches coexist uneasily with humans. This world is on the brink of war, and Gregor's arrival is no accident. A prophecy foretells that Gregor has a role to play in the Underland's uncertain future. Gregor wants no part of it -- until he realizes it's the only way to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance. Reluctantly, Gregor embarks on a dangerous adventure that will change both him and the Underland forever. This unforgettable novel by Suzanne Collins, the international bestselling author of the Hunger Games series, is rich in suspense and brimming with adventure.

About the Author

Suzanne Collins is the author of the bestselling Underland Chronicles series, which started with Gregor the Overlander. Her groundbreaking young adult novels, The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay, were New York Times bestsellers, received wide praise, and were the basis for four popular films. She returned to the world of Panem with The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Year of the Jungle, her picture book based on the year her father was deployed in Vietnam, was published in 2013 to great critical acclaim. To date, her books have been published in fifty-three languages around the world.

Praise For…

Praise for Gregor the Overlander:"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 review"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 ReviewA NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIESA USA TODAY BESTSELLING SERIESA BOOK SENSE BESTSELLING SERIES

Product Details
ISBN: 9780439678131
ISBN-10: 0439678137
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Publication Date: June 25th, 2013
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: The Underland Chronicles