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The Lightning Thief
Contributor(s): Riordan, Rick

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ISBN: 0786838655     ISBN-13: 9780786838653
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 2006
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Annotation: 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.

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Mythology, Greek; Juvenile fiction.
Mythology, Greek; Fiction.
Camps; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
- Juvenile Fiction | Legends, Myths, Fables | Greek & Roman
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2006007049
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 7.50" H x 5.25" W x 1.00" (0.60 lbs) 377 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 89885
Reading Level: 4.7   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 13.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q37425
Reading Level: 4.7   Interest Level: Grades 6-8   Point Value: 19.0
 
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Contributor Bio(s): Rick Riordan is the author of the first five books in the New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: The Lightning Thief; The Sea of Monsters; The Titan's Curse; The Battle of the Labyrinth; and The Last Olympian. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2006 April #4)
"Without sacrificing plot or pacing, Riordan integrates a great deal of mythology into this tale and believably places mythical characters into modern times, often with hilarious results," said PW. Ages 8-12. (Apr.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
 
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