Gregor the Overlander

By Collins, Suzanne

Publishers Summary:
When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.

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ISBN
978-0-43943-536-9
Publisher
Scholastic


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on November 1, 2003

Gr 4-8 In this accessible, almost-cinematic fantasy, Gregor and his two-year-old sister fall into an amazing underground world. Taken in by people who have lived beneath the earth for centuries, the 11-year-old learns about the giant-sized talking creatures that also reside there, including bats, cockroaches, and vicious rats. Gregor just wants to get home, but a prophecy hints that he may be the "overlander" destined to save the humans from the warlike rodents. He is reluctant until he lea...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2003

Embarking on a quest of epic proportions is the last thing eleven-year-old Gregor imagines as he faces a long, hot New York City summer watching his little sister Boots and their sometimes-senile grandmother. Trying to repress thoughts about his father (missing for more than two years) and worrying about his hard-working mother—those are the matters weighing heaviest on Gregor's mind at the start of this fantasy adventure. Collins doesn't leave him to this drudgery and sadness for long: soon a terrified Gregor and a conveniently fearless Boots are ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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