The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson & the Olympians #1) (Paperback)

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Percy Jackson’s had a difficult life: he attracts trouble like a magnet, his ADHD and dyslexia make school tough, and he’s never met his biological father. When he turns 12, he learns all his problems are down to one thing: his father is a Greek God, so his brain’s actually hardwired for sword-and-spear battles and reading Ancient Greek, and disguised monsters are drawn to the smell of his half-human, half-god blood. Learning his true parentage throws Percy into a brilliant and deadly world of gods, monsters, and half-blood kids just trying to stay alive in an age where demigods don’t last long. This series is perfect for action- and fantasy-loving kids who are still a little young for the last three Harry Potter books, and mythology-savvy parents will love the updated antics of Olympus’ gods and goddesses. Your whole family will devour the adventures of the kids from Camp Half-Blood. And when you’ve finished PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS, check out the sequel series THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS! This follow-up series is even better than the first, with even more gods, even higher stakes, and even more half-blood kids ready to save the world. Catch up with books 1-4 before the final book, THE BLOOD OF OLYMPUS, comes in October!

— From Liz's Kids Book Recommendations


Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: Lightning Thief, The

About the Author

Rick Riordan is the author of the first five books in the New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series The Lightning Thief; The Sea of Monsters; The Titan's Curse; The Battle of the Labyrinth; and The Last Olympian. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780786838653
ISBN-10: 0786838655
Publisher: Hyperion Kids
Publication Date: March 1st, 2006
Pages: 377
Language: English
Series: Percy Jackson & the Olympians