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Gregor the Overlander

Format:  Paperback,

311 pages

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

Publish Date: Jul 2004

ISBN-13: 9780439678131

ISBN-10: 0439678137

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In the irresistible first novel by the author of The Hunger Games, a boy embarks on a dangerous quest in order to fulfill his destiny -- and find his father. New cover art coming July 1st
In the first novel of the New York Times bestselling series by Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games, young Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building and hurtles into the dark Underland. This strange 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. Gregor embarks on a dangerous adventure that will change both him and the Underland forever.

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Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Publish Date: Jul 2004
ISBN-13: 9780439678131
ISBN-10: 0439678137
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 311
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.5
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.25 x 7.5 x 0.75
Walmart No.: 439678137

About the author

Biography of Collins, Suzanne

Suzanne Collins was born on August 10, 1962. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut and graduated from Indiana University with a double major in Drama and Telecommunications. Collins went on to receive an M.F.A. from New York University in dramatic writing. Since 1991, she has been a writer for children's television shows. She has worked on the staffs of several shows including Clarissa Explains it All, The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, Little Bear and Oswald.

She also co-wrote the Rankin/Bass Christmas special, Santa, Baby! and was the head writer for Scholastic Entertainment's Clifford's Puppy Days. Her books include When Charlie McButton Lost Power, The Underland Chronicles, and the Hunger Games Trilogy. Book one of this trilogy, The Hunger Games, became a major motion picture in 2012 with Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence portraying the main character of Katniss Everdeen.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Young Reader's Choice Award, 2006 (United States)
  • Garden State Children's Book Awards, 2006 (United States)
  • Sunshine State Young Reader's Book Award, 2006 (United States)
  • Virginia Reader's Choice Awards, 2006 (United States)
  • Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 2006 (United States)
  • SCASL Book Award (South Carolina), 2007 (United States)
  • Volunteer State Book Award, 2007 (United States)
  • Sequoyah Book Award, 2006 (United States)
  • West Virginia Children's Choice Book Award, 2007 (United States)
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award, 2007 (United States)
  • Nutmeg Children's Book Award, 2006 (United States)
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 2005 (United States)
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award, 2006 (United States)
  • Nene Award, 2007 (United States)
  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award, 2006 (United States)
  • Sasquatch Reading Award, 2006 (United States)
  • Rhode Island Children's Book Award, 2006 (United States)
  • Great Stone Face Children's Book Award, 2005 (United States)
  • North Carolina Children's Book Award, 2007 (United States)
  • Golden Sower Award, 2007 (United States)
  • Flicker Tale Children's Book Award, 2007 (United States)
  • Bluebonnet Award, 2006 (United States)
  • Beehive Children's Fictional Book Award, 2005 (United States)
  • Maud Hart Lovelace Award, 2007 (United States)
  • Young Hoosier Book Award, 2007 (United States)

Book description

In the irresistible first novel by the author of The Hunger Games, a boy embarks on a dangerous quest in order to fulfill his destiny -- and find his father. New cover art coming July 1st!

In the first novel of the New York Times bestselling series by Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games, young Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building and hurtles into the dark Underland. This strange 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. Gregor embarks on a dangerous adventure that will change both him and the Underland forever.

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5★ by 2reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 this book is great i would recomend this book for ages 10-100because it has some disturbing content but over all great book has a series. I've read the whole serieshas love,action,adventure,fighting and is just a great book. 11/30/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by GREAT!!! This is the first book in the series (The Underland Chronicles). I decided to get this series for my 10 year old son for summer reading this year!!! I think he will enjoy it. This series is written by the author of the popular Hunger Games series!!! 05/19/2011
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