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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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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
  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 |
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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, Rickprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bernstein, JesseNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bollinger, PeterCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lee, Ellice M.Cover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rekiaro, IlkkaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Look, I didn’t want to be a half-blood.
"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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