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ISBN13: 9780439678131
ISBN10: 0439678137
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Publisher Comments:

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:

In this fast-paced adventure story, Timothy and Jessamyn are towed through the streets of Manhattan riding in Timothys familys sailboat, on their way to the Long Island shore, when the boat comes unhitched from its truck. The teens “sail” backward down a hill in Upper Manhattan, then fall down a huge construction site hole and into the vast sewer system below.

Thrust into an amazing adventure, the kids navigate waterfalls and rapids as they travel through the rain sewers. They meet a graffiti artist their own age, a homeless person named You, and rats the size of large dogs. They fall into the hands of a gangster who claims the sewers as her kingdom and the homeless as her subjects, and acts as a fence for luxury goods! Will she feed Timothy and Jessamyn to the rats?

Praise for Undertown

"Two suburban teens ride a sailboat into Manhattans storm drains and meet quirky residents aplenty."

Kirkus Reviews

"Its a coming-of-age escapade with a sense of wonder, and Bukiet pays homage to the history and mysteries of NYC with a writing style thats part sentimental, part poetic, and part tongue-in-cheek.”

Publishers Weekly

"This classic heros journey is set against the detailed backdrop of New York City, both above ground and below."

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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:
Bukiet, Melvin Jules
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.
Subject:
People & Places - United States
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:
304
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.25 in
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 304 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 ,
In this fast-paced adventure story, Timothy and Jessamyn are towed through the streets of Manhattan riding in Timothys familys sailboat, on their way to the Long Island shore, when the boat comes unhitched from its truck. The teens “sail” backward down a hill in Upper Manhattan, then fall down a huge construction site hole and into the vast sewer system below.

Thrust into an amazing adventure, the kids navigate waterfalls and rapids as they travel through the rain sewers. They meet a graffiti artist their own age, a homeless person named You, and rats the size of large dogs. They fall into the hands of a gangster who claims the sewers as her kingdom and the homeless as her subjects, and acts as a fence for luxury goods! Will she feed Timothy and Jessamyn to the rats?

Praise for Undertown

"Two suburban teens ride a sailboat into Manhattans storm drains and meet quirky residents aplenty."

Kirkus Reviews

"Its a coming-of-age escapade with a sense of wonder, and Bukiet pays homage to the history and mysteries of NYC with a writing style thats part sentimental, part poetic, and part tongue-in-cheek.”

Publishers Weekly

"This classic heros journey is set against the detailed backdrop of New York City, both above ground and below."

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