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
GenderBoy
OccupationStudent

GenreFiction
Juvenile
Fantasy
Adventure
TopicsMissing persons
Prophecy
Rescue missions
Life changes
Parallel worlds
Creatures
Destiny
Fathers and sons
Brothers and sisters
Rescue missions
SettingNew York