HomeGroupsTalkExploreZeitgeist
Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Loading...

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)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations / Mentions
24,4151166112 (4.08)1 / 665
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.
  1. 252
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling (alexiscartwheel, krizia_lazaro)
  2. 174
    Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (alcottacre, Jozzey07)
    Jozzey07: Both these books have an amazing blend of, action and comedy.
  3. 51
    The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (aps3644)
    aps3644: More of Riordan's magic in a different local.
  4. 51
    The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud (foggidawn)
  5. 30
    Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz (caroljeanr)
  6. 31
    The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (alcottacre)
  7. 32
    The Alchemyst by Michael Scott (deslivres5)
    deslivres5: Start of series with teenagers vs. supernatural forces from European folklore
  8. 10
    Nobody's Princess by Esther M. Friesner (legxleg)
    legxleg: Although it is set in Ancient Greece, not modern times, Nobody's Princess and its sequel Nobody's Prize take a similarly fun and irreverent view of Greek mythology.
  9. 10
    The Hound of Rowan by Henry H. Neff (al.vick)
  10. 21
    Gods of Manhattan by Scott Mebus (foggidawn)
  11. 10
    The Akhenaten Adventure by P. B. Kerr (al.vick)
  12. 10
    Slayers by C. J. Hill (kaledrina)
  13. 10
    Hero by Mike Lupica (elbakerone)
    elbakerone: Both books deal with young boys coming to terms with a supernatural inheritance from their fathers and entwine action/adventure with friendship and family.
  14. 21
    Iris, Messenger by Sarah Deming (infiniteletters)
  15. 00
    Goddess Boot Camp by Tera Lynn Childs (Runa)
  16. 00
    Summer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe Garcia McCall (rarm)
  17. 00
    Frostborn by Lou Anders (FFortuna)
  18. 11
    The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp by Rick Yancey (megan003)
    megan003: Another boy who discovers his father has left him a unique legacy that involves fantastical threats against his life.
  19. 00
    The Blood Guard by Carter Roy (foggidawn)
  20. 00
    Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon (shawnawegner)
    shawnawegner: Magic and Fantasy, a darker look into the paranormal.

(see all 34 recommendations)

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

» See also 665 mentions

English (1,144)  Spanish (3)  French (3)  Portuguese (Portugal) (2)  German (1)  Dutch (1)  Italian (1)  Portuguese (Brazil) (1)  All languages (1,156)
Showing 1-5 of 1144 (next | show all)
I really enjoyed this book. I had been avoiding it for about 2 years because I knew it was about Greek Gods and mythology and I figured I'd be lost. Even after many people said, "No, you'd enjoy it even if you know nothing about mythology," I still didn't read it. Then Riley read it and she devoured it. This is not her typical reading, so I gave it a try. I highly recommend it for the 4th grade and up crowd. Reagan was a little scared by it yet, so not a read aloud for him. That's alright, there is always Gregor! ( )
  BarbF410 | May 22, 2022 |
9 to 12 years old
680L
  kposs | May 5, 2022 |
Traditional Lit - Myth or Legend
Age Range: 9+
  ashleighbell | May 5, 2022 |
Independent Reading Levels - Grades 4-5
Awards: Best Books for Young Adults (2006), Mark Twain Award for The Lightning Thief (2008), Rebecca Caudill Award for The Lightning Thief (2009)
  fwitherow | May 3, 2022 |
Excellent fun! ( )
  fuzzipueo | Apr 24, 2022 |
Showing 1-5 of 1144 (next | show all)
"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.
added by khuggard | editBooklist, Chris Sherman
 

» Add other authors (56 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Riordan, Rickprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bernstein, JesseNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bollinger, PeterCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lee, Ellice M.Cover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rekiaro, IlkkaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
To Haley,
who heard the story first
First words
Look, I didn’t want to be a half-blood.
Quotations
"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.
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
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.
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (4)

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.

No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Popular covers

Quick Links

Rating

Average: (4.08)
0.5 3
1 50
1.5 8
2 239
2.5 45
3 1120
3.5 255
4 2307
4.5 265
5 2370

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

Penguin Australia

3 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141319135, 0141329998, 0141330007

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 170,166,031 books! | Top bar: Always visible