Gregor Samsa (The Metamorphosis) Gregor is the main character of Franz Kafka’s 1915 novella, The Metamorphosis. The story begins with what is considered one of the greatest first lines in modern literature due to the impact it delivers: “As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous vermin [gigantic insect].” Gregor is a travelling salesman who previously had been the sole provider for his entire family, but this unexpected transformation sends everything into a downward spiral. One of the masterpieces of existentialism (like The Brothers Karamazov, As I Lay Dying and Invisible Man), The Metamorphosis explores the ideas of human existence, individuality and free will.
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Greg's Microscope (Millicent E. Selsam) - Greg makes fascinating discoveries about things he finds at home when he looks at them through his new microscope. ‘An accurate and entertaining book for beginning independent readers’. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Gregory Griggs and Other Nursery Rhyme People (Arnold Lobel) - A collection of thirty-three nursery rhymes about lesser-known but colorful ladies and gentlemen. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Gregory's Shadow (Don Freeman) - Published posthumously by Freeman's estate, this story tells of a shy, unassuming little groundhog whose bravery is bolstered by his shadow. When the two are separated, both suffer. Ultimately, after a long search, they are reunited, and devise a plan so that they can be together, yet not disappoint the farmers who will interpret the appearance of the shadow to mean six more weeks of winter. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Gregory, the Terrible Eater (Mitchell Sharmat) - Gregory isn't like most goats. Instead of indulging in old shoes, boxes, and bottle caps, he prefers fruits, veggies, eggs, and fish. Disgusted, Mother Goat and Father Goat take him to see Dr. Ram, and when Gregory finally develops a taste for flat tires and broken violins, he's not just eating like a goat—he's eating like a pig! Recommended for ages 4-8.
Little Gregory (Melissa A. Bradex) - Little Gregory tells the story of a brother and sister who were taken from their mother and placed in the foster care system. Based on a true story, it shares the siblings' experiences with foster homes and families. They discover how much they meant to each other despite being in different foster homes at times. Little Gregory shows how important foster parents are to children in need of them and how families extend further than biological connections. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Waiting for Gregory (Kimberly Willis Holt) - Iris is anxiously awaiting a cousin’s birth, but when she asks when it will happen, she receives some outlandish answers. Grandpa says the baby will come when the giant stork flies across the sky and drops him over your aunts house. Grandma says he will grow under a cabbage. Mr. Conner says he will come after the nine months it takes to build a ladder to the clouds and get him. Only Momma gives the little girl a bead on the truth. But it still takes a long time, and when Gregory does arrive, Iris must continue to wait to build a snowman with him. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Gregory - Gregory Peck (actor); Gregory Hines (actor/dancer); Greg Lemond (bicycle racer); Gregg Allman (musician); Gregor Mendel (scientist/father of genetics); Greg Maddux (baseball player); Greg Norman (golfer/entrepreneur)
Famous People Who Named Their Son Gregory - Don King (boxing promoter); Ernest Hemmingway (author); Ray Romano (comic/actor)