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Lightning Thief, The (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) by [Rick Riordan]

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Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel
Also by #1 New York Times best-selling author Rick Riordan, author of The Percy Jackson series: The best-selling author of Percy Jackson and the Olympians takes on ancient Egypt in the first book of a trilogy that offers a modern-day portal into a rich fantastical world of ancient myth. The world’s foremost expert in bringing ancient stories to life for modern young readers through fast-paced, hilarious, and high-stakes adventure quests turns to Norse mythology for the first time. Rick Riordan, the best-selling author of the Percy Jackson series, pumps up the action and suspense in The Lost Hero, the first book in The Heroes of Olympus series. Favorite Greek and Roman demigods return in a five-book adventure quest with a fresh twist: they’re helping Apollo regain his immortal status. Book One in the #1 New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series gets the graphic novel treatment from three big names in the comic book industry.

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"Packed with humorous allusions to Greek mythology . . . along with rip-snorting action sequences, [this] book really shines."―Horn Book

"Perfectly paced, with electrifying moments chasing each other like heartbeats."―
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*"A riotously-paced quest tale of heroism."―
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*"An adventure quest with a hip edge."―
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About the Author

Rick Riordan, dubbed “storyteller of the gods” by Publishers Weekly, is the author of five #1 New York Times best-selling middle grade series with millions of copies sold throughout the world: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Heroes of Olympus, and the Trials of Apollo, based on Greek and Roman mythology; the Kane Chronicles, based on Ancient Egyptian mythology; and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, based on Norse mythology. Rick collaborated with illustrator John Rocco on two #1 New York Times best-selling collections of Greek myths for the whole family: Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods and Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes. His most recent book is Daughter of the Deep, a modern take on Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Rick is also the publisher of an imprint at Disney-Hyperion, Rick Riordan Presents, dedicated to finding other authors of highly entertaining fiction based on world cultures and mythologies. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. Follow him on Twitter at @RickRiordan.

Victo Ngai is a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree, Society of Illustrator New York Gold Medalist, and Hugo and World Fantasy Award finalist. Originally from Hong Kong, she graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and is now based in Los Angeles. She illustrates for newspapers and magazines, creates storyboards and art for animation, provides book cover art, and works on packaging and advertisement campaigns. Victo has also taught at the School of Visual Art in New York and frequently gives guest lectures at universities and workshops at conferences. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @victongai. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00280LYIC
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Disney Hyperion; 1st edition (May 2, 2009)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 2, 2009
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 8983 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 396 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Kane Chronicles, and the Heroes of Olympus. He is also the author of the multi-award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults.

For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. In 2002, Saint Mary's Hall honored him with the school's first Master Teacher Award.

While teaching full time, Riordan began writing mystery novels for grownups. His Tres Navarre series went on to win the top three national awards in the mystery genre - the Edgar, the Anthony and the Shamus. Riordan turned to children's fiction when he started The Lightning Thief as a bedtime story for his oldest son.

Today over 35 million copies of his Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, and Heroes of Olympus books are in print in the United States, and rights have been sold into more than 35 countries. Rick is also the author of The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones, another #1 New York Times bestseller.

Rick Riordan now writes full-time. He lives in Boston with his wife and two sons.

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A great modern twist on old Greek Mythology! I enjoyed this YA novel and had to keep reminding myself that the main character is 11 years old, so I had to be understanding in his thought process and decisions. Overall, I enjoyed the book and I'm an older guy. I was looking for a quick, easy and fun adventure book to read over the weekend in the hammock and that is exactly what I got. Loved the chapter on his encounter with Medusa and his adventure on the St. Louis Arch. I might read the next ones in the series, but not yet. I really wish that these books were around when I was in 5th-7th grade! They would have been great supplements to sparking my imagination. Go Perseus!
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