Rich in suspense and brimming with adventure, the New York Times-bestselling Underland Chronicles unfold the fate of the Underland and the great warrior, Gregor. Suzanne Collins is also the author of the bestselling Hunger Games trilogy.
When eleven-year-old Gregor follows his little sister through a grate in the laundry room of their New York apartment, he hurtles into the dark Underland beneath the city. There, humans live uneasily beside giant spiders, bats, cockroaches, and rats--but the fragile peace is about to fall apart.
Gregor wants no part of a conflict between these creepy creatures. He just wants to find his way home. But when he discovers that a strange prophecy foretells a role for him in the Underland's uncertain future, he realizes it might be the only way to solve the biggest mystery of his life. Little does he know his quest will change him and the Underland forever.
Rich in suspense and brimming with adventure, Suzanne Collin's debut marked a thrilling new talent, and introduced a character no young reader will ever forget.
Best known for The Hunger Games Trilogy, author, Suzanne Collins, from Hartford, Connecticut has risen to star status in the literary field. Her works have sold more than 87 million copies worldwide.
Influenced by her college history teaching father, Suzanne learned about history, and especially war history, at a very early age. He was always very open to his children about his military career, including his time deployed to Vietnam Nam. She felt that her father had a sort of urgency to teach them, so they spent many family outings at one battlefield or another. Those tours were quite extensive and very comprehensive, giving her a learned sense of the meaning of war.
Suzanne began her career after graduation from graduate school at New York University. She started with children's television programs on Nickelodeon and the children's WB. It was with the WB'S James Proimos, who suggested she write books. Her first attempt was successful in The Underland Chronicles, and then followed by her hugely successful, The Hunger Games. By late spring of 2011, the first in the trilogy was adapted to film. Due to the immense popularity of her books, she was named one of Time Magazine's most influential people in 2010. The list is long and prestigious of the awards given to Suzanne Collins.
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