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The Lightning Thief (2006)

by Rick Riordan

Other authors: See the other authors section.

Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians (1), Camp Half-Blood (1), Riordan's Demi-Gods (1.1)

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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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This was cute. Not fine or deep, but very cute and GREAT fun for people who think mythology is entertaining. ( )
  KittyCunningham | Apr 26, 2021 |
Rick Riordan has a Harry Potter feel, but through the lens of Greek Mythology. The historical context for children who love history, astronomy, and philosophy, but are not really into reading regular novels, can easily find something in this book which grabs their attention.

Author Provided Materials for Teaching The Lightning Thief https://rickriordan.com/content/uploads/2016/04/Lightning_Thief_TG.pdf ( )
  KylerJones | Apr 24, 2021 |
Loved it! adventure and mythology are my favourite and this book definitely delivers ( )
  Jessica_Scott | Apr 21, 2021 |
This was an engaging YA read. I really enjoy Greek mythology and this book involves many of the big names, as well as some of the less common. ( )
  quinton.baran | Mar 29, 2021 |
My son is not very interested in reading, but enjoys the stories. I've gotten him interested in listening to audio books, and it's been a great bonding thing for us. The Lightning Thief had a very interesting story that engaged him (and even me), and we enjoyed listening to the story. We are looking forward to listening to the rest of the series. ( )
  ktomp17 | Mar 21, 2021 |
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"The Lightning Thief" is perfectly 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 myths at its source.
 
Riordan's fast-paced adventure is fresh, dangerous, and funny.
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Riordan, RickAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bernstein, JesseNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rekiaro, IlkkaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To Haley,
who heard the story first
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Look, I didn’t want to be a half-blood.
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"Remarkable, really, the lengths to which humans will go to fit things into their version of reality." Chiron p. 155
He looked like a tuskless walrus in thrift-store clothes.
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This LT work is the first volume (of five) in Rick Riordan's series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Please do not combine it with any other individual title or collection of titles from the series. Thank you.
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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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Penguin Australia

3 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141319135, 0141329998, 0141330007

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