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The Lightning Thief ( Percy Jackson and the Olympians) (Paperback) by Rick Riordan

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Specifications

Dimensions (Overall): 7.5 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inches (W) x 1.1 Inches (D)

Weight: .55 Pounds

Number of Pages: 377

Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Juvenile Fiction, Science Fiction + Fantasy

Sub-Genre: Science Fiction + Fantasy

Series Title: Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Disney Pr

Author: Rick Riordan

Age Range: 9-12 Years

Language: English

Street Date: April 1, 2006
TCIN: 11327183
UPC: 9780786838653
Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-0196
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

Description



About the Book



Now in paperback--the first novel of a new series that mixes classic Greek mythology with modern adventure. After learning he is a demigod, Percy Jackson is sent to a summer camp on Long Island, where he meets the father he never knew--Poseidon, god of the sea.



Book Synopsis



The classic first book about Percy Jackson, the troubled boy who discovers he is the son of Poseidon, and his adventures with demigods, monsters, and Greek gods.
  • This classic by #1 New York Times best selling author Rick Riordan has sold millions of copies throughout the world
  • It has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for more than 10 years
  • Read in classrooms across the US
  • Adapted into a movie, a Broadway musical, and soon, a TV series on Disney+
  • Brings Greek mythology to life for modern readers
  • Features beloved characters such as Annabeth Chase and Grover the satyr
  • Funny and fast-paced
Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse--Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him.
When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, god of the sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends--one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena--Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.



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. 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.
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Estimated ship dimensions: 7.5 inches length x 5.25 inches width x 1 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.6 pounds
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