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  • Published: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, c2005.
  • Year Published: 2005
  • Description: 375 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • Lexile: 740

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  • 0786838655
  • 0786856297 :

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Percy Jackson & the Olympians. The lightning thief

by Riordan, Rick.

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Call number: Y Fiction / Riordan, Rick, Y Fiction / Riordan, Rick c.81

Available Copies: Malletts Youth, Pittsfield Youth

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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.

Community Reviews

Hey

!If u think Harry potter is cool well this will blow ur mind away

so good

such a good book to read

Great book and great series

This is the beginning to a great series. You should read this book and the rest of the series.

Great series

I loved, loved, loved this book. Great characters, SUPER fast-paced action, awesome connection to Ancient mythology, and just overall fun.

great

It is a great addicting book that every human should read.

Similar to Harry Potter

People who liked Harry Potter will Like this book.

i liked the book

and the movie

sweet!!!!!!

it was awesome .so cool,read the whole series

awesome

the best

Lightning Thief

It's an easy fantasy read. Entertaining but rather cheesy.

Lighting thief

Great story line, characters so that you wouldn't see in another, all together awesome.

better tha harry potter

awesome

awesome

This book was awesome.

Favorite series

Best books ever. Love percy Jackson

Greek Mythology

Raised by a single mother, Percy struggles with school because of his dyslexia and ADHD. This makes the series one of the few positive portrayals of people with disabilities in science fiction, especially as the dyslexia turns out to be due to his ability to read ancient Greek, and the ADHD an ability to sword fight.
The series is also a great way to get a new generation learning about ancient Greek mythology, including such Gods and Goddesses as Poseidon and Athena.

Great first read in the series

A must read. Great writing pulls in Kids and parents alike.

a great series for 3-6th grade

woo hoo!

I've read this whole series! Both series! You should totally read them!:)
eva petroff age 10

Amazing

This is a great book. If you liked Harry Potter, Eragon, Lord of the Rings, Ranger's Apprentice, or any other fantasy books, you'll like this book. A great start to a great series.

Awesome!

This book was amazing!

Probably one of the best books of our time

Percy Jackson is truly amazing. It is such a fresh, unique idea that it sets itself apart from other books and is truly enjoyable. Move over Harry Potter! Percy Jackson is bent on world domination!

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