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The lightning thief

Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: New York : Miramax Books/Hyperion Books for Children, [2005]. ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Named Person: Poseidon, (Greek deity); Hades, (Greek deity); Zeus, (Greek deity)
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rick Riordan
ISBN: 0786856297 9780786856299 9780786838653 0786838655 9781415662984 1415662983
OCLC Number: 60786141
Description: 377 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: I accidentally vaporize my pre-algebra teacher --
Three old ladies knit the socks of death --
Grover unexpectedly loses his pants --
My mother teaches me bullfighting --
I play pinochle with a horse --
I become supreme lord of the bathroom --
My dinner goes up in smoke --
We capture a flag --
I am offered a quest --
I ruin a perfectly good bus --
We visit the Garden Gnome Emporium --
We get advice from a poodle --
I plunge to my death --
I become a known fugitive --
God buys us cheeseburgers --
We take a zebra to Vegas --
We shop for water beds --
Annabeth does obedience school --
We find out the truth, sort of --
I battle my jerk relative --
I settle my tab --
Prophecy comes true.
Responsibility: Rick Riordan.
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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.

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A Great Book

by Skittles101 (WorldCat user published 2011-09-18) Excellent Permalink

Personal I really love this book, its exciting, entertaining, and always has me laughing. Not to mention that it tells you a lot about greek myth. I would suggest this amazing book to anyone looking for a book with intesting plot, characters, and just a great book to enjoy.

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Book Report for The Lightning Thief

by sdechow (WorldCat user published 2008-06-20) Very Good Permalink

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan is about the everyday life of a demigod.  The story begins when Percy, a twelve year old dyslexic with ADHD, finds his somewhat normal life turned upside down.

Percy becomes suspicious when his...
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Wonderful spectacular superb book!

by BookClub99 (WorldCat user published 2011-11-12) Excellent Permalink

I LOVED this awesome book! it has action at every turn of the page! I would really reccomend this great book and The Kane Chronicals (also writen by Rick Riordan).

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what I think of the Rick Roadin series

by christianc (WorldCat user published 2008-09-17) Excellent Permalink

The Rick Roadin series is the best series I have ever read and I think you will like it to. I"m sure it will inspire

you to read I also think you will like Eragon it is also one of the best novels I have ever read

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