Gregor the Overlander: Book One in the Underland Chronicles (Box Set Books 1-5)

Paperback | September 1, 2009

bySuzanne Collins

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The complete box set of the five books in the New York Times bestselling series The Underland Chronicles - now with all-new cover art!

When Gregor follows his little sister through a grate in the laundry room of their New York apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland beneath the city. There, a conflict is brewing between the humans and the giant creatures that live below. Gregor must find his place in the frightening prophecies he encounters, the strength to protect his family, and the courage to stand up against an army of giant rats.

This is an action-packed and masterful series by bestselling author Suzanne Collins.

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The complete box set of the five books in the New York Times bestselling series The Underland Chronicles - now with all-new cover art!When Gregor follows his little sister through a grate in the laundry room of their New York apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland beneath the city. There, a conflict is brewing between t...

SUZANNE COLLINS is the author of the groundbreaking Hunger Games trilogy for young adults: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay. She is also the author of an upcoming picture book, Year of the Jungle, and the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles series for middle grade readers, which started with Gregor the Over...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:8 × 6 × 4.3 inPublished:September 1, 2009Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545166810

ISBN - 13:9780545166812

Appropriate for ages: 8

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An amazing series!!!!! A wonderful book series full of suspense and surprises! Adventure, laughter and tears and even some romance, a series for everyone(who can deal with sadness). Suzanne wrote very detailed books, and you'll feel like you're apart of each one!
Date published: 2016-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! A must read!! These books are so real. When someone is sad you actually feel their pain, because you have gotten to know them so well. After all of the books you actually feel connected to the characters, and think that they are somewhere out there, living their lives just like we are. There are not many books that can make you feel like you are going through the same thing as them, and that you are right there beside them. They also have a undying friendship that can be made with animals that live in the Underland if only you accept them and learn to trust them. I would highly recommend these books to anyone because they have wonder, action, adventure, death, love, hope, and most of all, the power of friendship, all in these heart felt books. It is amazing how falling down a laundry room vent can impact one boy's life and a city's existence.
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From the Author

Thinking one day about Alice in Wonderland, author Suzanne Collins was struck by how rural the setting must seem to kids who, like her own, lived in the city. In New York City, you're much more 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...? Collins's musings led to the creation of The Underland Chronicles. "I liked the fact that this world was teeming under New York City and nobody was aware of it. That you could be going along preoccupied with your own problems and then whoosh! You take a wrong turn in your laundry room and suddenly a giant cockroach is right in your face. No magic, no space or time travel, there's just a ticket to another world behind your clothes dryer," Collins says.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Underland ChroniclesA New York Times Bestselling SeriesA USA Today Bestselling SeriesA Book Sense Bestselling Series*"Gregor's luminous, supremely absorbing quest takes place in a strange underground land. . . . Creature depictions are soulful and the plot is riveting. Wonderful." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review*"Collins does a grand job of world-building, with a fine economy of words. Unlike Gregor who cannot wait to leave, readers will likely find [the Underland] to be a fantastically engaging place." -Publishers Weekly, starred review*"[An] exceptional debut novel, a well-written, fast-moving, action-packed fantasy. [S]ure to be a solid hit with young fantasy fans." -Booklist, starred review