When 11-year-old Gregor follows his little sister Boots through a grate in the laundry room of their New York apartment building, he discovers a vast, dark Underland beneath the city. It's a gloomy yet strangely beautiful place where humans have learned to live without the sun, and giant cockroaches, bats, and rats have learned to speak. The humans are influenced by the prophecies of their ancestral leader, Bartholomew of Sandwich, whose words foretell the coming of a Warrior from above who will save the Underland from a variety of perilous situations. Is Gregor that Warrior? And does he care enough about the Underland to risk his life for it?
Fall into the world of the Underland! Looking for information on a particular book in the series? Want to play fun Underland games? Can’t keep all those creepy creatures straight? Whether you want to look into a prophecy or check out the back story on a character, find the information you need to be an Underland Chronicles expert and play the games to prove it!
“Exceptional . . . a well-written, fast-moving, action-packed fantasy.”
“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.”
“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.”
New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Collins has created a deeply moving autobiographical picture book about a father who must go off to the war in Vietnam -- and the daughter who stays behind.
When young Suzy's father leaves for Vietnam, she struggles to understand what this means for her and her family. What is the jungle like? Will her father be safe? When will he return? The months slip by, marked by the passing of the familiar holidays and the postcards that her father sends. With each one, he feels more and more distant, until Suzy isn't sure she'd even recognize her father anymore.
This heartfelt and accessible picture book by Suzanne Collins, the New York Times bestselling author of The Hunger Games series, is accompanied by James Proimos's sweet and funny illustrations. This picture book will speak to any child who has had to spend time away from a parent.
Illustration © 2008 SCHOLASTIC INC. from THE HUNGER GAMES written by Suzanne Collins.