Demigods and Monsters: Your Favorite Authors on Rick Riordans Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series

Demigods and Monsters: Your Favorite Authors on Rick Riordans Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series

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Edited by Rick Riordan, With Leah Wilson

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  • Publisher: BENBELLA BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 196 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 18mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 19 March 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Dallas
  • ISBN 10: 1933771836
  • ISBN 13: 9781933771830
  • Sales rank: 40,626

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The #1 "New York Times" bestselling Percy Jackson series--including "The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, " and "The Battle of the Labyrinth"--features a 12-year-old dyslexic boy who discovers he is the son of a Greek god, the target of mythical Greek monsters, and the center of a prophecy that could change the balance of power in the world forever. In "Demigods and Monsters," YA authors take on Greek gods, monsters, and prophecy, to add insight and even more fun to Riordan's page-turner series. The book also includes an introduction by Percy Jackson series author Rick Riordan, that gives further insight into the series and its creation, and a glossary of ancient Greek myth, with plenty of information on the places, monsters, gods, and heroes that appear in the series. "Demigods and Monsters" is a collection of essays on Rick Riordan's wildly popular Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and is not authorized by the author, publisher, or any entity associated with the series.

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Rick Riordan is #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, and the author of the upcoming first installment in the 39 Clues series. For 15 years, Riordan taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. He lives in San Antonio with his wife and two sons.

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By TeensReadToo 23 Sep 2010 4

Love for Percy Jackson is sweeping readers everywhere -- and not just teens. Other authors love him as well, and they have something to say about him! DEMIGODS AND MONSTERS is a book of essays penned by other authors covering all things Percy Jackson.

Jenny Han gives godly parental report cards and asks if you could pick one parent out of the god realm, who would you choose? Rosemary Clement-Moore writes a lesson in recognizing monsters, for beginners, of course. Ellen Steiber attempts to answer why Dionysus isn't a poor choice for the director of Camp Half Blood. Nigel Rodgers writes a glossary of "Who's Who?" in Greek Mythology.

Cameron Dokey, Paul Collins, Carolyn MacCullough, Elizabeth M. Rees, Sarah Beth Hurst, Elizabeth E. Wein, Kathi Appelt, and Sophie Masson also write essays that are humorous, clever, odd, and just plain great.

Percy Jackson fans will love this book.