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GREGOR THE OVERLANDER:
BOOK ONE IN THE UNDERLAND CHRONICLES

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES

 

USA TODAY BESTSELLER

 

A BOOK SENSE BESTSELLING SERIES

 

KIRKUS REVIEWS EDITOR'S CHOICE, 2003

 

NY PUBLIC LIBRARY 100 TITLES FOR READING AND SHARING

 

A BOOK SENSE CHILDREN'S PICK

 

A CCBC BOOK OF THE WEEK

 

2004 NAIBA CHILDREN'S NOVEL AWARD

 

2006 ALSC NOTABLE CHILDREN'S RECORDING (audio version)
Read by Paul Boehmer

"Gregor's luminous, supremely absorbing quest takes place in a strange underground land of giant cockroaches, rideable bats, and violet-eyed humans... 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

 

"A refreshing combination of sensitive characters, innovative devices, and an unusual setting make this an appealing purchase for younger fantasy fans."

--VOYA

 

"This is an engrossing adventure for fantasy fans and for those new to the genre."

--School Library Journal

 

"The fast-paced, detailed narrative features vivid battle scenes (complete with gore), dangerous alliances, some frighteningly close calls, and the sobering death of comrades-in-arms. Cliffhanger chapter endings propel the story forward to its inevitable but nevertheless immensely satisfying conclusion, which, happily for readers, hints at more heart-pounding journeys to the center of the earth."."

--The Horn Book Magazine

 

Gregor the Overlander was chosen by the wonderful librarian/author Nancy Pearl for the NPR piece Adventures to Read All Through the Summer. You can click on the NPR link and listen to the interview.