Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
  

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The first of the Underland Chronicles. When eleven-year-old Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland, where spiders, rats and giant cockroaches coexist uneasily with humans. This world is on the brink of war, and Gregor's arrival is no accident. Gregor has a vital role to play in the Underland's uncertain future but he wants no part of it - until he realises 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 for ever.

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Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

Books in the Underland Chronicles series:

Gregor the Overlander: Book One

Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane: Book Two

Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods: Book Three

Gregor and the Marks of Secret: Book Four

Gregor and the Code of Claw: Book Five

Reviews

“...readers will likely find [the Underland] to be a fantastically engaging place.” --Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

About the Author

Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins has had a successful and prolific career writing for children's television. For preschool viewers, she penned multiple stories for the Emmy-nominated Little Bear and Oswald. She has worked on several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains it All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. She received a Writer's Guild of America nomination for co-writing the critically acclaimed Rankin/Bass Christmas special, Santa, Baby! and most recently she was the head writer for Clifford’s Puppy Days.

Suzanne made her mark in children's literature with the New York Times–bestselling Underland Chronicles, which started with the acclaimed book Gregor the Overlander. In The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins continues to explore the effect of violence on those coming of age. She was inspired to write The Hunger Games when an idea formed whilst she flicked between television channels broadcasting real war coverage and reality television programmes.

The Hunger Games and the sequel Catching Fire have been successfully brought to the big screen.

Suzanne lives with her family in Connecticut.

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Paperback
272 pages

Author

Suzanne Collins
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Scholastic

Publication date

2nd August 2010

ISBN

9781407172583

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