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Percy Jackson and the Olympians #01: The Lightning Thief

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Here was a surprise find: a modern-day story set in New York but heavy in Greek mythology. Percy Jackson, who is diagnosed ADHD and always having trouble in school, discovers that his teachers aren't quite who they seem to be... and soon discovers that, when you're the son of a Greek god, ADHD isn't really a handicap after all. Get the book and read this madcap adventure.
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Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school . . . again. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to stay out of trouble. But can he really be expected to stand by and watch while a bully picks on his scrawny best friend? Or not defend himself against his pre-algebra teacher when she turns into a monster and tries to kill him? Of course, no one believes Percy about the monster incident; he's not even sure he believes himself.

Until the Minotaur chases him to summer camp.

Suddenly, mythical creatures seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. The gods of Mount Olympus, he's coming to realize, are very much alive in the twenty-first century. And worse, he's angered a few of them: Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy has just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property, and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. On a daring road trip from their summer camp in New York to the gates of the Underworld in Los Angeles, Percy and his friends-one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena-will face a host of enemies determined to stop them. To succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of failure and betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

Synopsis:

Enjoy the complete Percy Jackson and the Olympians series performed by Jessie Bronstein.  The collection includes:

The Lightning Thief

The Sea of Monsters

The Titan's Curse

The Battle of the Labyrinth

The Last Olympian

About the Author

Rick Riordan is the author of six previous Tres Navarre novels—Big Red Tequila, winner of the Shamus and Anthony Awards; The Widowers Two-Step, winner of the Edgar Award; The Last King of Texas; The Devil Went Down to Austin; Southtown; and Mission Road. He is also the author of the acclaimed thriller Cold Springs and the young adult novel The Lightning Thief. Rick Riordan lives with his family in San Antonio, Texas.

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the code 8, March 2, 2008 (view all comments by the code 8)
i tbink this was the great book i ever and i read a lot of book i thing better the harry potter and i read them all and my teachers read it to use and ever day i could not wait to go to school and lison to a new chapter!!!!!!
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muhammadjalal, May 1, 2007 (view all comments by muhammadjalal)
If you like greek mytology, I highly recommend this book for you. It has several exciting parts, and it's action-paced. I loved it!I guarantee you will love this book. Don't just sit there, go to the nearest bookstore and read it!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307245304
Read:
Bernstein, Jesse
Publisher:
Listening Library
Read by:
Bernstein, Jesse
Read:
Bernstein, Jesse
Author:
Riordan, Rick
Author:
Various
Author:
Bernstein, Jesse
Subject:
General
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Childrens classics
Edition Description:
Eight CD
Series:
Percy Jackson & the Olympians
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Dimensions:
1.32 x 5.37 in
Media Run Time:
612
Age Level:
from 10

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Product details pages Listening Library - English 9780307245304 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Here was a surprise find: a modern-day story set in New York but heavy in Greek mythology. Percy Jackson, who is diagnosed ADHD and always having trouble in school, discovers that his teachers aren't quite who they seem to be... and soon discovers that, when you're the son of a Greek god, ADHD isn't really a handicap after all. Get the book and read this madcap adventure.

"Synopsis" by , Enjoy the complete Percy Jackson and the Olympians series performed by Jessie Bronstein.  The collection includes:

The Lightning Thief

The Sea of Monsters

The Titan's Curse

The Battle of the Labyrinth

The Last Olympian

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