Gregor the Overlander (The Underland Chronicles #1)

Author: Suzanne Collins

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545317932

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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This irresistible novel by Suzanne Collins tells the story of a 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.


Author: Rupert Guinness

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1925640116

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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A powerful memoir about an epic bike race across one of the most challenging landscapes in the world Rupert Guinness set out on the trip of a lifetime: to race across Australia in the inaugural Indian Pacific Wheel Race. This was no ordinary bike race. Unlike the Tour de France, which Guinness had made his name reporting on for decades, competitors rode completely unassisted from Fremantle in Western Australia to the Opera House in Sydney on the other side of the country - a gruelling distance of over 5000 kilometres that would not only test riders' physical endurance but their psychological resilience. Dubbed 'The Hunger Games on Wheels', there would be no help, just riders and their bikes crossing one of the most beautiful – and often most inhospitable – places on earth. Rupert’s mission was to test his own grit, physical and emotional, as he followed the trail of the pioneering men and women whose historic rides over the last two centuries unveiled a largely unknown interior. But when a terrible tragedy stopped everyone in their tracks, what he discovered was the extraordinary power of the human spirit. Rupert and his fellow competitors were forced to make some of the toughest decisions they had ever faced.

Gregor the Overlander

Author: Suzanne Collins

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407130625

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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When eleven-year-old Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland, where spiders, rats and giant cockroaches coexist uneasily with humans. This world is on the brink of war, and Gregor's arrival is no accident. Gregor has a vital role to play in the Underland's uncertain future.

One Skin for an Overlander

Author: Robert Denis Whittle


ISBN: 1847533116


Page: 286

View: 1372

This novel is a captivating story of the early conquest and settlement of Australia. The main characters are a pioneering family and an Aboriginal tribe that meet in tense and often brutal circumstances. The story graphically shows the differences and misunderstandings when the new world meets the old. Conflict is never far away from the reader as the story twists and turns among the stark and beautiful backdrop of the Australian bush. The native Australians, known as Aborigines, with their 40,000 years of culture and diversity help to paint a detailed picture of early life in pre-white man days in Australia. The story takes an unusual turn when 7 white men are hanged for killing Aborigines, an almost unheard of event in the 19th century, in a brutal colonial world.

Gregor the Overlander Collection: Books 1-5

Author: Suzanne Collins

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545459079

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 1792

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Read all five books in the New York Times bestselling Gregor: The Underland Chronicles! When Gregor follows his little sister through a grate in the laundry room of their New York apartment building, 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 in this conflict, but again and again, he and his family are drawn into the Underland. Gregor must find his place in the frightening prophecies he encounters, the strength to protect his family, and the courage to defend against an army of giant rats.In this action-packed and masterful series, Suzanne Collins unfolds the fate of the Underland and its great warrior, Gregor the Overlander.

Gregor the Overlander - Literature Kit Gr. 5-6

Author: Rosella Westcott

Publisher: Classroom Complete Press

ISBN: 1771673974

Category: Education

Page: 57

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Fall underground to a magical land where a prophecy is soon to come true. Surpass all expectations with thought-provoking activities. Students give meaning to sentences from the novel. Write the true version of false statements from the book. Determine what a metaphor is and find an example from the story. Recall in detail the complete prophecy as told to Gregor. Choose the definition that matches the underlined vocabulary word from the text. Students explore the concept of betrayal and reflect on a time in which they experienced this. Students create their own Underland and write a short story about how to get there. Compare the Overland and Underland in a graphic organizer. Aligned to your State Standards, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included. About the Novel: Gregor the Overlander is a story of a fantastical world deep beneath the surface of the earth. Gregor is home alone in New York City watching his baby sister and grandmother. After his sister falls through a grate in the basement, Gregor follows her deep underground into a new world. The Underland is filled with humans whose skin is almost see-through, giant bats, rats, mice, and fireflies. A conflict between the human city of Regalia and the rats is creating panic among the inhabitants. It's not until a prophecy is revealed that Gregor finds himself involved in plans to save the Underland. Gregor the Overlander is an epic story of fantasy and destiny.

The Ancestors and Descendants of John Lewis Benson and His Sisters and Brother

Author: Ned Harold Benson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467024422

Category: Reference

Page: 500

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John Lewis Benson, born in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, was an 8th generation descendant of John Benson, who arrived in America at Plymouth Colony on 11 April 1638 on the ship "Confidence." After being reared in Chautauqua County, New York, John Lewis Benson's father, William, took him to Rock Island County, Illinois, following his daughters who had already made the migration. Shortly after reaching his majority, John Lewis Benson went to "Bleeding Kansas" as part of the wave of Abolitionists who sought to "keep Kansas free," which action reflected the devout Puritan Calvinism of his Benson forebears. He enlisted in the 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry two months after the first canon was fired on Fort Sumter, and served until the end of the War of Rebellion, being mustered out on 22 June 1865. He then returned to Kansas where he prospered, married, and fathered 5 children. He lost all his worldly possessions due to drought and the economic collapse following The Panic of 1873, and then moved about Kansas seeking a new start. During this difficult period, his wife died, leaving him a widower with 4 children ages 6 to 11. He soon married a divorcee who brought her 3 children, ages 1 to 3, to the marriage. In his second marriage, John Lewis fathered three more children. After the Unassigned Lands of Oklahoma Territory were opened for settlement in 1899, John Lewis and his blended family moved there and share-cropped 40 acres southeast of Guthrie, Oklahoma, which he eventually bought. He died on this farm on 23 March 1906. This book by one of his great-grandsons tells the story of his life, the lives of his five sisters and one brother, and their ancestry back to 16th century Oxfordshire, England.

Canadian Rockies Trail Guide

Author: Brian Patton,Bart Robinson

Publisher: Summerthought Publishing

ISBN: 9780978237509

Category: Travel

Page: 446

View: 6061

Pamphlets and Politics in the Dutch Republic

Author: Femke Deen,Michel Reinders,David Onnekink

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004191984

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 8613

This volume explores the relationship between politics and pamphleteering in the Dutch Republic. By analyzing the political role of pamphlets and their interplay with other media in public debates, the articles provide a new understanding of Dutch political culture.