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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 142313494X
ISBN-13: 9781423134947
Sku: 211826104
Publish Date: 1/5/2010
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.25H x 5L x 0.75T
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Featuring cover art from 20th Century Fox''s feature film adaptation, opening in theaters on February 12 and starring Uma Thurman and Pierce Brosnan, the first novel in the bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series is a non-stop thrill-ride and a classic of mythic proportions.
Greek mythology, ADHD, and perilous adventures are just a few of the ingredients in this fast-paced middle-grade novel about 12-year-old half-blood (part human, part god) Percy Jackson. A longtime sufferer of ADHD, Percy discovers that these are actually side effects from his Olympian heritage, and after being expelled from boarding school, he is sent to a demigod haven, Camp Half Blood. Soon, he's wrongly accused of stealing Zeus's sacred thunder bolt, and a cross-country hunt for the real perpetrator ensues, with Annabeth, the daughter of Athena, and Grover, a satyr, in tow. A New York Times Notable Book of 2005.


"The sardonic tone of the narrator's voice lends a refreshing air of realism to this riotously paced quest tale of heroism that questions the realities of our world, family, friendship and loyalty." 06/15/2005

"[P]erfectly paced, with electrifying moments chasing each other like heartbeats, and mysteries opening out in sequence. The action never feels gratuitous; it draws its depth from the myth at its source." - Polly Shulman 11/13/2005

"Riordan's fast-paced adventure is fresh, dangerous, and funny. Percy is an appealing, but reluctant hero, the modernized gods are hilarious, and the parallels to Harry Potter are frequent and obvious. " - Chris Sherman 09/15/2005

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