‘Under the Mountain’ was written by the accomplished New Zealand author Maurice Gee in the 1970s. It is a fantastic science fiction story that will be the main focus for my science fiction theme in term three this year along with The Day of the Triffids and possibly A Wrinkle in Time. I road tested it about 3 years ago and it was a hit. A movie version of it has been released since then which was faithful to the book. I hope you enjoy using the unit and sharing the book with your students.