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The Lightning Thief (Hardcover)

Author:  Rick Riordan
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0756966035
ISBN-13: 9780756966034
Sku: 209849859
Publish Date: 10/6/2008
Pages:  377
Age Range:  14 to College
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Now in paperback--the first novel of a new series that mixes classic Greek mythology with modern adventure. After learning he is a demigod, Percy Jackson is sent to a summer camp on Long Island, where he meets the father he never knew--Poseidon, god of the sea. *Author: Riordan, Rick *Series Title: Percy Jackson & the Olympians (Pb) *Series Number: 1 *Binding Type: Prebound *Number of Pages: 377 *Publication Date: 2006/03/01 *Age Level: 10 - 13 *Language: English *Dimensions: 7.60 x 5.00 x 1.20 inches
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.


"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

"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

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   10
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0377
Product attributePublisher:   Perfection Learning Pre Bind
Product attributeSeries Part:   01
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