Gregor the Overlander

Gregor the Overlander 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 f

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 ThThis 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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  1. Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.Since 1991, Suzanne Collins has been busy writing for children s television She has worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy nominated hit Clarissa Explains it All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo For preschool viewers, she penned multiple stories for the Emmy nominated Little Bear and Oswald She also co wrote the critically acclaimed Rankin Bass Christmas special, Santa, Baby Most recently she was the Head Writer for Entertainment s Clifford s Puppy Days.While working on a Kids WB show called Generation O she met children s author James Proimos, who talked her into giving children s books a try.Thinking one day about Alice in Wonderland, she was struck by how pastoral the setting must seem to kids who, like her own, lived in urban surroundings In New York City, you re much likely to fall down a manhole than a rabbit hole and, if you do, you re not going to find a tea party What you might find Well, that s the story of Gregor the Overlander, the first book in her five part series, The Underland Chronicles Suzanne also has a rhyming picture book illustrated by Mike Lester entitled When Charlie McButton Lost Power.She currently lives in Connecticut with her family and a pair of feral kittens they adopted from their backyard.The books she is most successful for in teenage eyes are The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay These books have won several awards, including the GA Peach Award.

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  1. I recently went solo dining with the 2nd book in the series and sat down at a counter, speeding through the large font and well spaced text The restaurant started to fill up and another solo diner sat down next to me I glanced over at his magazine and saw that it was a scientific journal open to an article about the brain I casually angled the cover of my published book away from his view and kept reading, very self conscious of the approximately 18 grades of school between our reading materials [...]

  2. so this is how superweak my life is on friday i rushed home from work in the rain to get some homework done whee but then i ended up writing that wuthering heights review, inspired by the rain and the clouds etc and i did some work, but not a ton and i thought to myself, what do i really want to be doing and the answer was put on my pajamas, eat peanut butter pretzels and read unchallenging children s books so i did and you can all suck it, with your parties and balls and galas cuz i had myself [...]

  3. When Gregor falls after his little sister down the laundry shoot he finds himself in a new land He is faced with deciding where to place his loyalties, how to survive and given the opportunity to search for his father who unaccountably disappeared 2 years ago This book has ruined my entire day I have laundry to fold, dinner to cook, breakfast to eat, 3 papers to write and lesson plans to develop Instead, I ve spent my morning snuggled under a down quilt devouring Gregor the Overlander As soon as [...]

  4. Gregor the Overlander Underland Chronicles, 1 , Suzanne CollinsThe Underland Chronicles is a series of five epic fantasy novels by Suzanne Collins, first published between 2003 and 2007 It tells the story of a boy named Gregor and his adventures in the Underland , a subterranean world located under New York City The Underland is inhabited by humans who traveled below hundreds of years ago, along with various giant versions of creatures like bats, cockroaches, and rats According to the author, th [...]

  5. The covers of the Underland Chronicles do them no end of disservice Since my policy is to judge a book by its cover, it took reading The Hunger Games to convince me to pick them up I had always assumed they would be machine generated chapter books with mythical creatures protecting or seeking some ring or sword, or who knows what, that has some symbolic meaning or doesn t Suzanne Collins, however, is in no way machine generated She is Dostoyevski for the young reader crowd While she uses the que [...]

  6. I actually got all teary eyed over the death of an insect Can you believe it A great book, I m glad I gave it a try although I wasn t sure at the beginning if it would be too young for my taste Collins has created a fascinating world with the Underland and the book is full of amazing characters insects and rodents included.On to book two

  7. With a few exceptions, I am not typically a big fan of science fiction fantasy, nor of bugs and rats and dark places Had I not read and loved The Hunger Games, I never would have even considered reading this book And I would have most certainly been missing out.This is Suzanne Collin s first novel, and it is quite a first novel Gregor the Overlander centers around an eleven year old boy and his little sister who fall through a grate in the laundry room of their apartment complex After being hurt [...]

  8. ocuk kitab ym , PEH ocuklar nda okuyabilece i, herkese uygun bir kitap oldu unu s ylemek daha do ru olur Okudu umu d n gibi hat rlad m kitaplardan biri Gregor ve Gri Kehanet Yeni bir k t phane ke fetmi , kayd m yapt rm , stanbul u gezen bir Fatih edas yla raflar n aras nda dola p a z m n sular n tutmaya al rken kal n ciltlerin aras ndan bana g z k rpm t bu kitap Ve ben hi d nmeden onu ekip alm , tabii yan nda iki kitapla birlikte, eve gelip yemeden i meden okumu tum Her bir kelimeyle nefesimi ke [...]

  9. I want to give this book so many than 5 stars It was SO SO FREAKING GOOD I pressed the exclamation mark on my phone really hard then just for extra emphasis Being a book that is intended for younger readers than me, I thought this would just be a fun little read However in all honesty it had me gripped from beginning to end I loved the characters They had so much depth than I expected them to I mean Gregor is an 11 year old kid who has been kind of been forced to be the man of the house after [...]

  10. Even though this book has nothing really to do with Kafka, I can t get it out of my head that somewhere in this series is some of the weird Jew from Prague The cover looks sort of Prague like There is a main character named Gregor, and there are giant fucking cockroaches in it must I swear in every children s review I write There has been no real Kafka in the book though There are some Daddy issues but Kafka doesn t hold the patent on that Besides looking for Kafka though, I found this fun Appar [...]

  11. So, my workplace and a few other firms are a part of this program where we got to a local elementary school to read to kids I was paired up with a fifth grader who loved to read as much as I did She blew through Breadcrumbs, which was amazing, and we had just started on Gregor the Overlander Underland Chronicles, 1 when school was dismissed for summer vacation Me being my usual ADHD self, I left this book unread for months and months while I pursued other books.Now, after reading the entire Unde [...]

  12. 3.5 stars This story was pretty darn cliche and nothing new it s about a boy and his baby sister who discover a new world where there s a prophecy, he s the chosen one, he has a quest to fulfill before he can leave, and he meets a number of fantastical creatures along the way But it s a very good example of this typical middle grade fantasy I really liked the idea of the underground creatures being things like giant bugs and rats it s imaginative, and it creates a unique atmosphere The people ar [...]

  13. Well that was sufficiently fantastic I, naturally, am a HUGE The Hunger Games fan and basically wanted to read this because SUZANNE COLLINS Obviously my brain had a lot of pressure on this book aaaand s very different obviously from THG It s middle grade It s an adventure with prophecies and talking animals And I really enjoyed it The characters were adorable The main character is Gregor DUH and he s a fabulous older brother, but he s not perfect At the same time, though, he didn t make a bucket [...]

  14. Proof that Suzanne Collins can be so much better than that soulless, commercialized dreck known as The Hunger Games Gregor the Overlander is a terrific, mysterious fantasy novel with an elaborate, imaginative underground city world that could rival with Inside the Shadow City.

  15. Oh, dear I ve read another children s book, haven t I Well, if I may be so bold, I liked it a lot than some of the so called classics I m so immature, but at least I enjoy myself Though I ve never really been one for the guy gets sucked into another world kind of genre, this one put a spin on my thoughts I ve not enjoyed a book so much since well, a long time It keeps you in such connection with the characters, despite their being fictional I especially enjoyed how, as the reader, I had to keep [...]

  16. Gregor, O Sobreterrestre Gregor, A Primeira Profecia 2003 o primeiro de uma s rie de cinco livros escritos por Suzanne Collins, actualmente reconhecida a n vel mundial devido a outra personagem Katniss Everdeen Hunger Games, Os Jogos da Fome.Escrito cinco anos antes da trilogia de Everdeen, Gregor partilha alguns tra os da escrita apresentada com a menina do Distrito 12, sendo a linguagem simples e acess vel, marcadamente para um p blico jovem adulto, a sua caracter stica mais bvia.Katniss vs Gr [...]

  17. Recenzia complet palarisme chef carti recenz Oaspe ii puteau s plece, dac voiau Prizonierii trebuiau s evadeze i exact asta inten iona i el s fac Suzanne Collins nu are nevoie de o introducere, dar Gregor este un str in pentru tine Am fost n locul t u, n urm cu pu in timp mi f ceam bagajele i ncercam s aleg ce c r i s iau acas , dup t rgul de carte Gaudeamus, cu inten ia de a renun a la fantasy i la c r ile pentru copii, m car pentru o perioad , urm nd s mi ndrept aten ia spre lecturi serioase , [...]

  18. Before Suzanne Collins became megafamous from writing about The Hunger Games she wrote a wonderful series of children s books called the Underland Chronicles These were books that I read as a child and very much enjoyed because of the fascinating fantasy world and ideas I ve always liked the idea of world beyond our own fingers or underneath our feet and that is what Collins decided to tackle in these novels The basic premise behind this first book is that of Gregor who stumbles down a laundry c [...]

  19. DNF this book was really a children s book I picked it up for obvious reasons SUZANNE COLLINS but I didn t really like it Perhaps I ll give it another shot later, but not now.

  20. I loved everything about this middle grade children s book It is actually Suzanne Collins very first novel, pre Hunger Games It shares a lot with her famous trilogy Fast pacing An ordinary kid forced by extraordinary circumstances into becoming a leader, a hero Good good guys and bad bad guys I already mentioned fast pacing Gregor, an eleven year old boy and his two year old sister Boots get sucked from the laundry room in their NYC apt building into The Underland The Underland has regular ish [...]

  21. Already an immensely huge fan of Collins, outstanding series The Huger Games, I just had to see what her other books were like.Now, I ve never been particular pleased with rats and cockroaches to begin with, so having to read about life sized ones was pretty dame creepy let me tell ya, but never the less, the underground world is fantastically imaginative and unique I really enjoyed all the characters, Gregor is a heart felt kid and wonderfully good hud and Boots was to precious for words.Bottom [...]

  22. My 10 yr old son moped around for days after he finished this series because he was so bummed there were no books left to read I decided I needed to see for myself what all the fuss was about, and I was also intrigued to see Suzanne Collins work prior to The Hunger Games I wasn t disappointed It is geared towards a younger crowd than Hunger Games, but was still enjoyable for me as an adult What I really loved is that it has at its core a functional family Gregor is the hero, but he still has a [...]

  23. aww guys I really liked this book It s a story about adventures on unknown worlds, about family and love.At first was really weird, reading about a place where bats, cockroaches, spiders, rats, and all those creepy disgusting things, are part of the society They think, they talk, they feel well, I m not exactly looking forward to have a giant cockroach in front of me but you ll get used to picture it throughout the book I guess.Gregor is a great main character and I really loved Boots She was so [...]

  24. Brought to you by Suzanne Collins yes the same Suzanne Collins that wrote The Hunger Games, Gregor the Overlander is a fun and entertaining read Geared towards younger audiences, the Gregor books are a kind of Alice in Wonderland for boys.Eleven year old Gregor is stuck babysitting his baby sister Boots They are in the basement of their apartment building where Gregor is doing their laundry when Boots disappears into an air duct Gregor follows Boots and falls into another world They end up in an [...]

  25. I loved this perfect middle grade read It was well paced, the characters were all completely engaging, and the hero is just this ordinary kid from New York Some parts were slightly heavy handed I m looking at you, prophecy , but I finished this one with such a feeling of happiness and hope that I couldn t rate it less than 5 stars A perfect example of what it set out to be.

  26. Come o por agradecer Editorial Presen a, n o s por me ter enviado este livro como presente de anivers rio do blogue, mas principalmente por editar livros t o fant sticos Os livros desta editora est o entre os meus preferidos de sempre Quando soube que a autora da t o consagrada s rie dos Jogos da Fome tinha outra s rie a ser lan ada em Portugal, fiquei completamente em pulgas para a ler N o contava recebe la de presente da editora MUITO OBRIGADA MAIS UMA VEZ Ao contr rio da outra s rie da autora [...]

  27. All 11 year old Gregor wanted to do was to go to Summer Camp His sister Lizzie got to go, but since his mom has to work, and his grandma has been losing her memory, he has to stay home to watch his 2 year old sister Boots Since his father went missing a few months back, Gregor has become the man of the household It is only when him and his sister fall through the grate in their laundry room and end up in an underground wonderland known as the underland that their lives are turned upside down Wil [...]

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