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Gregor and the Marks of Secret by Suzanne Collins - the author of the blockbusting Hunger Games – is the story of a perilous fantasy adventure for young Gregor and his talkative little sister Boots, in their bid to save the Underland. It's only a few months since Gregor and Boots returned from the Underland, leaving their mother behind to heal from the plague. Though Gregor's family receives frequent updates on her condition, they all know Gregor must return to fulfill his role as the warrior who is key to the Underlanders' survival.
This could be the answer for parents with teens and younger siblings. if your teens are mad keen on Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games and you're being badgered by younger siblings to read it too, then give them Suzanne's Gregor series instead. It's a wonderful adventure.
This is Book Four in the Underland Chronicles series. The others are:
Gregor and the Code of Claw: Book Five (to be published in the UK August 2012)
Accompanied by his now-talkative little sister Boots, still considered the honorary princess, Gregor joins forces with another princess - 12-year-old Luxa - and Ripred the rat to defend the Underlanders and the vulnerable Nibblers, or mice, from the rat army.
"Fantastically engaging." - Publishers' Weekly
Praise for The Underland Chronicles series:
'The cliffhanger ending will leave readers gasping as Gregor goes chasing another prophecy, the direst yet." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Collins keeps the tension and the stakes high; vivid description, expert pacing, and subtle character development all enhance this gripping fantasy adventure." -The Horn Book Magazine
"The breathless pace, intense drama, and extraordinary challenges will leave fans clamoring for the conclusion of this fine series." - School Library Journal
|Publication date:||2nd February 2012|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Fantasy / Magical|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, eBooks|
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, ...More About Suzanne Collins