The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One

By Riordan, Rick

Publishers Summary:
After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.

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ISBN
978-0-78685-629-9
Publisher
Miramax Hyperion


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2005

Gr 5-9 An adventure-quest with a hip edge. At first glance, Perseus Jackson seems like a loser (readers meet him at a boarding school for troubled youth), but he's really the son of Poseidon and a mortal woman. As he discovers his heritage, he also loses that mother and falls into mortal danger. The gods (still very active in the 21st-century world) are about to go to war over a lost thunderbolt, so Percy and sidekicks Grover (a young satyr) and Annabeth (daughter of Athena) set out to retrieve it. Many close calls and monster-attacks later, th...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2005

Percy Jackson, living with ADHD and expelled from many a private school, finds meaning behind his difficulties at last—he's really a half-blood offspring of Poseidon. His nerves are wired for hero-monster combat, not for sitting in a classroom; his dyslexic eyes are attuned to ancient Greek instead of English. His Latin teacher is the centaur Chiron in disguise, and Furies are out for his blood. After...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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