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ISBN13: 9780439435369
ISBN10: 0439435366
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This irresistible first novel tells the story of a quiet 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.

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.

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Kafka's Metamorphosis meets Gregor the Overlander in this supernatural literary drama wherein Evan is slowly turning into a wuftoom, large wormlike creatures who can speak and have their own civilization underground. In fact, many creatures we would think of as insects have dark civilizations below, and as Evan discovers more of their struggles, wars, and desires, he realizes he must give up everything he once held dear.

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Everyone thinks Evan is sick . . . Everyone thinks science will find a cure. But Evan knows he is not sick; he is transforming. Evans metamorphosis has him confined to his bed, constantly terrified, and completely alone. Alone except for his visits from the Wuftoom, a wormlike creature that tells him he is becoming one of them.

     Clinging to his humanity and desperate to help his overworked single mother, Evan makes a bargain with the Vitflies, the sworn enemies of the Wuftoom. But when the bargain becomes blackmail and the Vitflies prepare for war, whom can Evan trust? Is saving his humanity worth destroying an entire species, and the only family he has left?

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When Gregor falls through a grate in his apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland, where spiders, rats, and cockroaches coexist uneasily with humans. This world is on the brink of war and Gregor's arrival is no accident.

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Xander B-Boy-at-Large, June 3, 2007 (view all comments by Xander B-Boy-at-Large)
The Gregor the Overlander series are some of my favorite books ever. They are all terrific fantasy books. A boy named Gregor and his baby sister, Boots find a secret land, under New York City, The Underland. The Underland is home to giant cockroaches, bats, mice, and evil rats. Humans live down there too. Gregor is an 11-year old boy who is a "warrior" and he has to fight for the Underland humans. He is heroic, strong, and brave. Boots is sweet, loving, funny and brave. I have read all the books in the series and I love them all. I have recommended them to my car pool friends, my classmates and to the older kids at my school (I am 8)--and they all love the books too! Even my mother loves these stories and she never likes anything with cockroaches or rats in it! I read it myself but then my whole family read the books together----they are great books. You wont' be disappointed!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780439435369
Publisher:
Clarion Books
Location:
New York
Author:
Collins, Suzanne
Author:
Thompson, Mary G.
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Animals - Insects Spiders etc.
Subject:
wuftoom;science;illness;disease;transformation;family;teen;suspense;adventure;fa
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Underland Chronicles
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20120508
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 256 pages Scholastic Press - English 9780439435369 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Kafka's Metamorphosis meets Gregor the Overlander in this supernatural literary drama wherein Evan is slowly turning into a wuftoom, large wormlike creatures who can speak and have their own civilization underground. In fact, many creatures we would think of as insects have dark civilizations below, and as Evan discovers more of their struggles, wars, and desires, he realizes he must give up everything he once held dear.
"Synopsis" by ,

Everyone thinks Evan is sick . . . Everyone thinks science will find a cure. But Evan knows he is not sick; he is transforming. Evans metamorphosis has him confined to his bed, constantly terrified, and completely alone. Alone except for his visits from the Wuftoom, a wormlike creature that tells him he is becoming one of them.

     Clinging to his humanity and desperate to help his overworked single mother, Evan makes a bargain with the Vitflies, the sworn enemies of the Wuftoom. But when the bargain becomes blackmail and the Vitflies prepare for war, whom can Evan trust? Is saving his humanity worth destroying an entire species, and the only family he has left?

"Synopsis" by , When Gregor falls through a grate in his apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland, where spiders, rats, and cockroaches coexist uneasily with humans. This world is on the brink of war and Gregor's arrival is no accident.
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