Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One the Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One the Lightning Thief

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The classic first book about Percy Jackson, the troubled boy who discovers he is the son of Poseidon, and his adventures with demigods, monsters, and Greek gods. This classic by #1 New York Times best selling author Rick Riordan has sold millions of copies throughout the worldIt has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for more than 10 yearsRead in classrooms across the USAdapted into a movie, a Broadway musical, and soon, a TV series on Disney+Brings Greek mythology to life for modern readersFeatures beloved characters such as Annabeth Chase and Grover the satyrFunny and fast-pacedPercy 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.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 377 pages
  • 132 x 191 x 28mm | 249g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0786838655
  • 9780786838653
  • 3,174

About Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan, dubbed "storyteller of the gods" by Publishers Weekly, is the author of five #1 New York Times best-selling middle grade series with millions of copies sold throughout the world: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Heroes of Olympus, and the Trials of Apollo, based on Greek and Roman mythology; the Kane Chronicles, based on Ancient Egyptian mythology; and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, based on Norse mythology. Rick collaborated with illustrator John Rocco on two #1 New York Times best-selling collections of Greek myths for the whole family: Percy Jackson's Greek Gods and Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes. Rick is also the publisher of an imprint at Disney-Hyperion, Rick Riordan Presents, dedicated to finding other authors of highly entertaining fiction based on world cultures and mythologies. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. Follow him on Twitter at @RickRiordan.
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Rating details

1,901,399 ratings
4.25 out of 5 stars
5 50% (956,087)
4 30% (578,496)
3 15% (279,601)
2 3% (61,696)
1 1% (25,519)

Our customer reviews

OMG, I loved this story. In the beginning I really needed to put the movie out of my head and I tried to see it a different way. I really like the writing style of Rick Riordan. The story has a lot of plot twists and it gives me a Harry Potter-like feeling (which I love). It's a very fast-paced story and within a 100 pages or so you're entirely inside the story. I liked the main character, Percy(who sometimes reminds me of Harry). He seems to be a very normal kid and is easy to relate to. This book was an amazing read and I really enjoyed the mythological aspects, which make me want to read about myths again. So I just loved this story, everything about it. I give it 5 out of 5 stars!!show more
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