The Lightning Thief

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The Lightning Thief

By Rick Riordan

Miramax Books, Hardcover, 9780786856299, 377pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2005

Description

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, dubbed "Storyteller of the Gods" by "Publishers Weekly," is the author of three #1 "New York Times" best-selling middle grade series with 45 million copies sold throughout the world: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, based on Greek mythology; the Kane Chronicles, based on Ancient Egyptian mythology; and the Heroes of Olympus, based on Greek and Roman mythology. Rick collaborated with illustrator John Rocco on two best-selling collections of Greek myths for the whole family: " Percy Jackson's Greek Gods "and" Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes." The first book in his Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy based on Norse mythology, "The Sword of Summer," also debuted at #1 on the "New York Times" list. Rick lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. Follow him on Twitter at @camphalfblood.

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