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The Lightning Thief

by Rick Riordan

Hyperion | June 28, 2005 | Trade Paperback

4.6143 out of 5 rating. 70 Reviews
Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can''t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy''s mom finds out, she knows it''s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he''ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends -- one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena -- Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 1.18 in

Published: June 28, 2005

Publisher: Hyperion

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0786856297

ISBN - 13: 9780786856299

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The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief

by Rick Riordan

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 1.18 in

Published: June 28, 2005

Publisher: Hyperion

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0786856297

ISBN - 13: 9780786856299

From the Publisher

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can''t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy''s mom finds out, she knows it''s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he''ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends -- one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena -- Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

About the Author

Rick Riordan (www.rickriordan.com) is the author of the # 1 New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, as well as the #1 best-selling The Heroes of Olympus series, and The Kane Chronicles series. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons.

From Our Editors

Junior Booklover Contest Winner Aaron, 11 from Surrey, BC This book is sheer brilliance put into a story. The Mythological twist in this story's plot is a quality that gives the story it's difference from normal books. It is something you don't see everyday and it is so well placed in this story that it seems believable. This is a book fit for ten to fifteen year olds because it is a little long and I think the text might be too difficult for eight and nine year olds and too simple for sixteen year olds and up. Perseus "Percy" Jackson is an ordinary boy who has ADHD and dyslexia. But, one day his entire world changes. When Percy and mom went on a trip to a lake without Percy's step dad, "Smelly" Gabe Ugliano they encounter a minautaur, one of the bull-like creatures from Greek mythology. When the minautaur attacked, Percy's mom disappeared and Percy got knocked out. When he came to, people who were trying to help him surrounded him. Soon, he was told that he was at Half-Blood Hill, a place where half-bloods (children who were born of a Greek god and a mortal) trained and found out about their origins. When Percy excels at anything to do with water, eventually it becomes clear who Percy father is; none other than Poseidon, the sea god. This wasn't a good thing though because The three sons of the titan Kronos, Zeus, Poseidon and Heides weren't supposed to have children with mortals because they were too powerful. When alerted, Zeus and Heides were extremely displeased. Then wh
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