Title Profile & Character Information

Gregor the Overlander

Annotation
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.


Awards
2006  Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award

Characters
NameGregor
GendersBoy
 Boy
OccupationsStudent
 Student

GenreFiction
Juvenile
Adventure
Fantasy
TopicsRats
Rescue missions
Brothers and sisters
Bats
Parallel worlds
Power struggles
Kidnapping
Prophecy
Rats
Rescue missions
Brothers and sisters
Bats
Parallel worlds
Power struggles
Kidnapping
Prophecy
SettingNew York
New York