Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles #1)

by Suzanne Collins

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 withhumans.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 326 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.99 out of 5
  • Published May 1st 2005 by Scholastic
  • Original Title: Gregor the Overlander
  • ISBN: 043977134X (ISBN13: 9780439771344)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Series: Underland Chronicles #1
  • Characters: Boots
  • Literary Awards: Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominee (2005)
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award Nominee (2007)
  • Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award for Grades 6-8 (2006)
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Nominee (2005)
  • Bluestem Book Award Nominee (2015)

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.