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Percy Jackson & the Olympians : Book 1, the lightning thief

Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView 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: Fiction
Juvenile works
Fantasy fiction
Juvenile fiction
Named Person: Hades, (Greek deity); Zeus, (Greek deity)
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rick Riordan
ISBN: 0786856297 9780786856299
OCLC Number: 57584983
Description: 384 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Lightning thief
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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