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 falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building, he hurtles into the... show more
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.
Publish date: August 1st 2004
Publisher: Scholastic Books
Pages no: 311
Edition language: English
Series: Underland Chronicles (#1)
Usually I am not a huge fan of the "child falls into another world" sub-genre of fantasy, but this one was better than most.It took quite a while to get going -- about 25 percent of the book is spent just on worldbuilding and introducing characters and the concept of "The Underland." I got a little ...
Quite elementary, but a fun enough story. Probably targeted for 4th to 8th graders. I'll do a full review when I finish the series.********There must be a lot of Suzanne Collins fans out there reviewing with their hearts, because there's no way the books I just read deserve the glowing reviews the...
Si aggiudica quasi 4 stelle questo "nuovo" romanzo di Suzanne Collins. Gregor era già stato pubblicato in Italia nel 2004 grazie alla Sperling&Kupfer con il titolo Gregor e il regno di Semprebuio, peccato che sia completamente passato inosservato fino a gennaio 2013, quando la Mondadori ha avuto l'i...
This story is like a cross between Alice in Wonderland and Lord of the Rings. When Gregor and his Sister, Boots, fall into the Underland, it will take all their courage and strength to find their way home. With colourful character's including rats and cockroaches, as well as the Underlander's who fl...
Gregor is eleven years old. He lives with his mom, grandmother, and two little sisters, Lizzie, seven, and Boots, who's just two. His dad--a fun, gentle, sax-playing, intellectually inquisitive man--vanished while his mom was pregnant with Boots. It's the beginning of a hot, sticky New York summer, ...