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The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book Two (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #02)

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When Thalia's tree is mysteriously poisoned, the magical borders of Camp Half-Blood begin to fail. Now Percy and his friends have just days to find the only magic item powerful to save the camp before it is overrun by monsters. The catch: they must sail into the Sea of Monsters to find it. Along the way, Percy must stage a daring rescue operation to save his old friend Grover, and he learns a terrible secret about his own family, which makes him question whether being the son of Poseidon is an honor or a curse.

Review:

"In a feat worthy of his heroic subjects, Riordan crafts a sequel stronger than his compelling debut in this second adventure in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. After a group of Laistrygonians (giant cannibals) infiltrate the dodgeball game at Percy's alternative Manhattan school, and his friend Annabeth (a daughter of Athena, introduced in the first book) comes to the rescue, the two take the homeless scholarship student Tyson with them to Camp Half-Blood, where trouble is brewing. Percy soon realizes that Tyson is a Cyclops (meaning they're half-brothers and possibly enemies — both sons of Poseidon) and learns that someone poisoned the sacred Thalia's tree, which protects the 'magic borders' of the demigod camp. Riordan catches readers up seamlessly on this world in which gods still reign; he builds on existing subplots and rivalries, and introduces harrowing new challenges as Percy and Annabeth set off across the Sea of Monsters on a quest to find the Golden Fleece, which will heal Thalia's tree. Percy's relationship with Tyson and their battle against the Cyclops guarding the Fleece (Polyphemus) brings up probing questions about shame, family and loyalty. With humor, intelligence and expert pacing, the author uses this tale of believable teens and their high-stakes struggle to bring the mythical lore up to date (e.g., Hermes, appropriately, invented the Internet). A cliffhanger imparts new meaning to the prophesy (mentioned in the first book) and leaves no question that Percy's high-stakes battle for Western Civilization will continue to surprise even himself. Ages 10-up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"In a feat worthy of his heroic subjects, Riordan crafts a sequel stronger than his compelling debut. With humor, intelligence and expert pacing, the author uses this tale of believable teens and their high-stakes struggle to bring the mythical lore up to date." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Review:

"[A] fast and funny tale, full of action, wisecracks, and superhuman powers. It's an entertaining retelling of Greek myths and a good bet for adventure and fantasy fans as well as reluctant readers." KLIATT

Review:

"Percy's sardonic narration and derring-do will keep the pages turning." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Riordan settles into the classical world he's created, introducing new monsters and the Odyssean ruses to defeat them, and balancing intensity with humor throughout the cleverly constructed adventure." Hornbook

Review:

"Witty and fun, with unique twists that emanate directly from the world of myths. Best of all for young fans, there's a cliffhanger ending that should whet the appetite for more." Dallas Morning News

Review:

"Rick Riordan is at the top of his game as he creates a fresh, funny, reader-friendly fantasy." Wisconsin State Journal

Review:

"Adventure follows chaotic adventure at a rapid pace, and readers with even a passing acquaintance with the Odyssey will enjoy this fresh use of familiar stories." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson finds his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet. But things don't stay quiet for long. Percy soon discovers that the magical borders which protect Half-Blood Hill have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and the only safe haven for demigods is on the verge of being overrun by mythological monsters.

To save the camp, Percy needs the help of his best friend, Grover, who has been taken prisoner on an island somewhere in the Sea of Monsters, the dangerous waters Greek heroes have sailed for millennia. But rescuing Grover isn't the only only monumental task that Percy, Annabeth, and Tyson must tackle: if they don't retrieve the Golden Fleece from the Island of the Cyclopes by the end of the summer, Camp Half-Blood will be destroyed.

It's a race against time--and monsters--in the thrilling, action-packed, and mystery-uncovering second book in the Percy Jackson series, now with cover art from the major motion picture.

Synopsis:

After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson finds his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet. His biggest problem is dealing with his new friend, Tyson-a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless kid who follows Percy everywhere, making it hard for Percy to have any "normal" friends.

But things don't stay quiet for long. Percy soon discovers there is trouble at Camp Half-Blood: the magical borders which protect Half-Blood Hill have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and the only safe haven for demigods is on the verge of being overrun by mythological monsters. To save the camp, Percy needs the help of his best friend, Grover, who has been taken prisoner by the Cyclops Polyphemus on an island somewhere in the Sea of Monsters, the dangerous waters Greek heroes have sailed for millennia-only today, the Sea of Monsters goes by a new name the Bermuda Triangle.

Now Percy and his friends-Grover, Annabeth, and Tyson-must retrieve the Golden Fleece from the Island of the Cyclopes by the end of the summer or Camp Half-Blood will be destroyed. But first, Percy will learn a stunning new secret about his family-one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or simply a cruel joke.

About the Author

Rick Riordan is the author of The Lightning Thief, as well as the hugely popular Tres Navarre mysteries, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. For the past fifteen years, Rick has taught in middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. He lives in San Antonio with his wife and two sons.

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Kristina Jones , November 13, 2013 (view all comments by Kristina Jones )
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan is an excellent adventure-filled sequel to The Lightning Thief; filled with adventure, challenges, and mystery. The main character Percy Jackson faces even more challenges in his demigod life. Percy comes to find his only safe haven, Camp Half Blood, to be no longer safe, what else could go wrong?
Rick Riordan was very creative in this novel. Creating places such as The Sea of Monsters and giving a vivid description of the setting. He does an excellent job in characterization. I actually felt like I knew the hardships Percy was going through myself. Adding multiple plot points in his writing making it almost impossible to put the book down. Although the book drags towards the end this adventurous novel kept me reading.
The Sea of Monsters is an excellent read for those who crave thrill and adventure.
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the code 8, March 2, 2008 (view all comments by the code 8)
i want to read this book really bad i loved the frist one i think it better then the harry potter books and more people need to read the frist book and they will love it and want to read the rest the books too.
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deiondrae, January 11, 2008 (view all comments by deiondrae)
couldn't wait to read it after finishing book two . keep writing your percy and the olympians books
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780786856862
Author:
Riordan, Rick
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Author:
Rick
Author:
Riordan
Subject:
General
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
April 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 15.52 oz
Age Level:
09-12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In a feat worthy of his heroic subjects, Riordan crafts a sequel stronger than his compelling debut in this second adventure in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. After a group of Laistrygonians (giant cannibals) infiltrate the dodgeball game at Percy's alternative Manhattan school, and his friend Annabeth (a daughter of Athena, introduced in the first book) comes to the rescue, the two take the homeless scholarship student Tyson with them to Camp Half-Blood, where trouble is brewing. Percy soon realizes that Tyson is a Cyclops (meaning they're half-brothers and possibly enemies — both sons of Poseidon) and learns that someone poisoned the sacred Thalia's tree, which protects the 'magic borders' of the demigod camp. Riordan catches readers up seamlessly on this world in which gods still reign; he builds on existing subplots and rivalries, and introduces harrowing new challenges as Percy and Annabeth set off across the Sea of Monsters on a quest to find the Golden Fleece, which will heal Thalia's tree. Percy's relationship with Tyson and their battle against the Cyclops guarding the Fleece (Polyphemus) brings up probing questions about shame, family and loyalty. With humor, intelligence and expert pacing, the author uses this tale of believable teens and their high-stakes struggle to bring the mythical lore up to date (e.g., Hermes, appropriately, invented the Internet). A cliffhanger imparts new meaning to the prophesy (mentioned in the first book) and leaves no question that Percy's high-stakes battle for Western Civilization will continue to surprise even himself. Ages 10-up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "In a feat worthy of his heroic subjects, Riordan crafts a sequel stronger than his compelling debut. With humor, intelligence and expert pacing, the author uses this tale of believable teens and their high-stakes struggle to bring the mythical lore up to date."
"Review" by , "[A] fast and funny tale, full of action, wisecracks, and superhuman powers. It's an entertaining retelling of Greek myths and a good bet for adventure and fantasy fans as well as reluctant readers."
"Review" by , "Percy's sardonic narration and derring-do will keep the pages turning."
"Review" by , "Riordan settles into the classical world he's created, introducing new monsters and the Odyssean ruses to defeat them, and balancing intensity with humor throughout the cleverly constructed adventure."
"Review" by , "Witty and fun, with unique twists that emanate directly from the world of myths. Best of all for young fans, there's a cliffhanger ending that should whet the appetite for more."
"Review" by , "Rick Riordan is at the top of his game as he creates a fresh, funny, reader-friendly fantasy."
"Review" by , "Adventure follows chaotic adventure at a rapid pace, and readers with even a passing acquaintance with the Odyssey will enjoy this fresh use of familiar stories."
"Synopsis" by ,
After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson finds his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet. But things don't stay quiet for long. Percy soon discovers that the magical borders which protect Half-Blood Hill have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and the only safe haven for demigods is on the verge of being overrun by mythological monsters.

To save the camp, Percy needs the help of his best friend, Grover, who has been taken prisoner on an island somewhere in the Sea of Monsters, the dangerous waters Greek heroes have sailed for millennia. But rescuing Grover isn't the only only monumental task that Percy, Annabeth, and Tyson must tackle: if they don't retrieve the Golden Fleece from the Island of the Cyclopes by the end of the summer, Camp Half-Blood will be destroyed.

It's a race against time--and monsters--in the thrilling, action-packed, and mystery-uncovering second book in the Percy Jackson series, now with cover art from the major motion picture.

"Synopsis" by , After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson finds his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet. His biggest problem is dealing with his new friend, Tyson-a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless kid who follows Percy everywhere, making it hard for Percy to have any "normal" friends.

But things don't stay quiet for long. Percy soon discovers there is trouble at Camp Half-Blood: the magical borders which protect Half-Blood Hill have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and the only safe haven for demigods is on the verge of being overrun by mythological monsters. To save the camp, Percy needs the help of his best friend, Grover, who has been taken prisoner by the Cyclops Polyphemus on an island somewhere in the Sea of Monsters, the dangerous waters Greek heroes have sailed for millennia-only today, the Sea of Monsters goes by a new name the Bermuda Triangle.

Now Percy and his friends-Grover, Annabeth, and Tyson-must retrieve the Golden Fleece from the Island of the Cyclopes by the end of the summer or Camp Half-Blood will be destroyed. But first, Percy will learn a stunning new secret about his family-one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or simply a cruel joke.

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