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The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief

by Rick Riordan

Classic Greek mythology is mixed with modern adventure in this brand-new, action-packed series. Twelve-year-old Percy is always in trouble, and it doesn't help that he's started seeing monsters everywhere! Things become clearer when Percy discovers he is the son of Poseidon, God of the Sea. Percy is sent to a summer camp on Long Island, but trouble starts all over again when Percy is sent on a quest to prevent war on Mount Olympus.

11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 4 - 8
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Number of Pages
Adventure, Legends and Myths, Fables, Folk Tales and Myths

About the Author

Rick Riordan Author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, and The 39 Clues series. His books have won many accolades including a mention on the 2005 New York Times Notable list for "The Lightning Thief". Rick lives with his family in San Antonio, Texas.

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