Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane by Suzanne Collins

Book title: Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane

Author: Suzanne Collins

Bibliographic entry Collins, S. (2004). Underland Chronicles: Gregor and the prophecy of bane. New York, NY: Scholastic.
Description In this 2nd book of the Underland Chronicles series Gregor reunites with his bat, Ares, and together they must overcome a new quest together.  Gregor is more greatly accepted by the Underlanders but this new alliance puts him in even greater danger.
Reaction Collins is a master storyteller.  This junior fantasy fiction series manages to be both heartwarming and suspenseful.  The roaches in particular are characterized so well since they have very little verbal communication yet their behaviour speaks volumes.
Recommended age level Junior/Intermediate
Subjects/themes Identity quest, family, friendship
Curriculum connections English: identify several different characteristics of literary, informational, and graphic text forms and explain how they help communicate meaning
Awards 2005 CONNECTICUT BOOK AWARD FINALIST–CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
Miscellaneous The Underland Chronicles series has five books in it.  Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane is the second.

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