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Suzanne Collins

Full Name: Suzanne Collins
Gender: Female
Hometown: Hartford, Connecticut
Born: 1962-08-10
Number of Works: 16
Suzanne Collins is an American television writer and novelist. Collins' career began in 1991 as a writer for children's television shows. She has worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains it All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. For preschool viewers, she penned multiple stories for the Emmy-nominated Little Bear and Oswald. She also co-wrote the critically acclaimed Rankin/​Bass Christmas special, Santa, Baby! Most recently she was the Head Writer for Scholastic Entertainment’s Clifford’s Puppy Days.

While working on a Kids WB show called Generation O! she met children’s author James Proimos, who talked her into giving children’s books a try.

Thinking one day about Alice in Wonderland, she was struck by how pastoral the setting must seem to kids who, like her own, lived in urban surroundings. In New York City, you’re much more likely to fall down a manhole than a rabbit hole and, if you do, you’re not going to find a tea party. What you might find...? Well, that’s the story of Gregor the Overlander, the first book in her five-part fantasy/​war series, The Underland Chronicles.

At present, Suzanne is hard at work on the third book in her sci-fi series, The Hunger Games.

She currently lives in Connecticut with her family and a pair of feral kittens they adopted from their backyard.

ISBN: 0439023483, 9780439023481
Keywords: games, hunger
Pages: 374
Published: 2008
  • Rating: 100%

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and
ISBN: 0439023491, 9780439023498
Keywords: games, hunger, fire, catching
Pages: 391
Published: 2009
  • Rating: 80%

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark won the annual competition described in Hunger Games, but the aftermath leaves these victors with no sense of triumph. Instead, they have become the poster boys for a rebellion that they never planned to lead. That new, unwanted status puts them in the bull's-eye for merciless revenge by The Capitol... Catching Fire maintains the adrenaline rush of Suzanne Collins's series launch..
ISBN: 0439023513, 9780439023511
Keywords: games, hunger, mockingjay
Pages: 390
Published: 2010
  • Rating: 80%

Young Katniss Everdeen has survived the dreaded Hunger Games not once, but twice, but even now she can find no relief. In fact, the dangers seem to be escalating: President Snow has declared an all-out war on Katniss, her family, her friends, and all the oppressed people of District 12. The thrill-packed final installment of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy will keep young hearts pounding.
ISBN: 0545265355, 9780545265355
Keywords: boxset, trilogy, games, hunger
Pages: Unknown
Published: 2011
  • Rating: 100%

The extraordinary, ground breaking New York Times bestsellers The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, along with the third book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay, are available for the first time ever in a beautiful boxset edition. Stunning, gripping, and powerful. The trilogy is now complete!
ISBN: 0439650763, 9780439650762
Keywords: chronicles, underland, bane, prophecy, gregor
Pages: 309
Published: 2004
  • Rating: 80%

In the months since Gregor first encountered the strange Underland beneath New York City, he's sworn he won't ever go back. But when another prophecy, this time about an ominous white rat known as the Bane, calls for Gregor's help, the Underlanders know the only way they can get his attention is through his little sister, Boots. Now Gregor's quest reunites him with his bat, Ares, the rebellious princess Luxa, and new allies and sends them through the dangerous and deadly Waterway in search of the Bane. Then Gregor must face the possibility of his greatest loss yet, and make life and death choi
ISBN: 0439656249, 9780439656245
Keywords: chronicles, underland, warmbloods, curse, gregor
Pages: 358
Published: 2001
  • Rating: 80%

PRAISE FOR Gregor and the Curse of the WarmbloodsKirkus Reviews Editor's Choice, 2003NY Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing“Gregor's luminous, supremely absorbing quest takes place in a strange underground land of giant cockroaches, rideable bats, and violet-eyed humans.... Creature depictions are soulful and the plot is riveting….Wonderful.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review“Collins does a grand job of world-building, with a fine economy of words…. Unlike Gregor, who cannot wait to leave, readers will likely find [the Underland] to be a fantastically engaging place.”
ISBN: 0545067480, 9780545067485
Keywords: chronicles, underland, overlander, gregor
Pages: Unknown
Published: 2002
  • Rating: 80%

Gregor the Overlander, Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane, Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods, and Gregor and the Marks of Secret.