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Gregor the Overlander: Underland Chronicles #1

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ISBN13: 9780439678131
ISBN10: 0439678137
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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.

Review:

"Collins does a grand job of world-building....In her world, a child singing 'Patty-Cake' can change the course of history and a stoic rat can mourn the fact that although he is able to read, he cannot write because he has no thumb. Unlike Gregor who cannot wait to leave, readers will likely find it to be a fantastically engaging place." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Collin's story is an adventurous read for young children." Children's Literature

Review:

"A refreshing combination of sensitive characters, innovative devices, and an unusual setting make this an appealing purchase for younger fantasy fans." VOYA

Review:

"This is an engrossing adventure for fantasy fans and for those new to the genre." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

The New York Times bestselling author of I Am A Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President reinvents the Excalibur legend—with rats!

When Joey is bitten by an elderly rat, he goes from aspiring seventh-grader to three-inch tall rodent.

At first, Joey is amazed by his new rat self. The city streets call to him at night. Smells that would have repelled him before are suddenly tantalizing. (A chicken bone? Yes! A squashed cockroach? Like perfume!) And wow, the freedom! But when a bout of hunger leads Joey to pull the spork from the scone, he finds himself at the center of a longtime rat prophecy.

Joey has unwittingly unlocked the sword Ratscalibur; and now, it is up to him to protect his new rat friends from the evil crows who seek to destroy their peaceful kingdom. But what does an eleven-year-old know about actual swordplay? And what happens when Joey no longer wants to be a rat?

About the Author

Before her debut as a critically acclaimed author, Suzanne Collins had a successful and prolific career writing for children's television.

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Jo Sigmund, June 7, 2009 (view all comments by Jo Sigmund)
This book is phenomenal, luminous, fantastic & exhilarating. I felt excited & exhilarated. Gregor is hilarious. Gregor is an 11 year old boy from Manhattan who follows his baby sister & falls in a laundry chute & discovers a underground city. He meets all kinds of creature. Not only that he also figures out that he is the only person to save the Underland! Read this book & find out what happens.

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photo_op, December 19, 2006 (view all comments by photo_op)
Gregor is babysitting is little sister boots when he goes into the laundry room. boots falls through a space by a dryer and he falls in after her. he ends up falling for 5 or so minutes. when they land they find themselves in a whole new strange world full of ginormeruos creatures such as cockroaches, rats, spiders. and then theres the people. and the town/ city is beautiful. eventually gregor finds that the prophet "sandwich" has forseen him as the great wariror and he finds his part in the survial of regilia.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780439678131
Author:
Collins, Suzanne
Publisher:
Scholastic
Author:
Lieb, Josh
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Animals - Mice Hamsters Guinea Pigs etc.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Underland Chronicles
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.25 in
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 320 pages Scholastic - English 9780439678131 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Collins does a grand job of world-building....In her world, a child singing 'Patty-Cake' can change the course of history and a stoic rat can mourn the fact that although he is able to read, he cannot write because he has no thumb. Unlike Gregor who cannot wait to leave, readers will likely find it to be a fantastically engaging place." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Collin's story is an adventurous read for young children."
"Review" by , "A refreshing combination of sensitive characters, innovative devices, and an unusual setting make this an appealing purchase for younger fantasy fans."
"Review" by , "This is an engrossing adventure for fantasy fans and for those new to the genre."
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by ,
The New York Times bestselling author of I Am A Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President reinvents the Excalibur legend—with rats!

When Joey is bitten by an elderly rat, he goes from aspiring seventh-grader to three-inch tall rodent.

At first, Joey is amazed by his new rat self. The city streets call to him at night. Smells that would have repelled him before are suddenly tantalizing. (A chicken bone? Yes! A squashed cockroach? Like perfume!) And wow, the freedom! But when a bout of hunger leads Joey to pull the spork from the scone, he finds himself at the center of a longtime rat prophecy.

Joey has unwittingly unlocked the sword Ratscalibur; and now, it is up to him to protect his new rat friends from the evil crows who seek to destroy their peaceful kingdom. But what does an eleven-year-old know about actual swordplay? And what happens when Joey no longer wants to be a rat?

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