Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel: Bk. 1
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Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel: Bk. 1

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Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God. I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. That's when things started really going wrong. Now I spend my time fighting with swords, battling monsters with my friends, and generally trying to stay alive. This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I've stolen his lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea. Can Percy find the lightning bolt before a fully-fledged war of the Gods erupts?show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 6mm | 320g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PUFFIN
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • chiefly col. Illustrations
  • 0141335394
  • 9780141335391
  • 10,518

About Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is an award-winning mystery writer. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Rick's first novel featuring the heroic young demigod, was the overall winner of the Red House Children's Book Award in 2006 and is now a blockbuster film franchise, starring Logan Lerman. Rick lives in Boston with his wife and two sons.show more

Our customer reviews

Reason for Reading: This was a Cybils '10 nominee and I've just now been able to get a copy to read. This is a graphic adaptation of the novel of the same name and even though this is the first in the series I think it will be most enjoyed by those who have read the book. As a standalone, without knowledge of the book, the graphic novel isn't really that exciting of a story. It's been some years since I read the book and this is the only one in the series I've read, and I haven't seen the movie, so my mind wasn't fresh on the events but I do remember more happening that what happened in the graphic novel. For example, I specifically remembered a scene in the book with Medusa, which never occurred in this adaptation. It felt like explanations were missing and gaps were left in the flow of the story. I'm not that crazy with the artwork either; the faces have unnatural expressions. Overall, it's still the same story, so not a bad read, but I'm not overly impressed with this graphic adaptation.show more
by Nicola Mansfield
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