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  • Published: 31 July 2006
  • ISBN: 9780141924403
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief (Book 1)




Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God.

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is the first bestselling book in Rick Riordan's phenomenally successful Percy Jackson series - now with a new cover look.

Half boy. Half God. ALL Hero.


Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God.

I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. Now I spend my time battling monsters and generally trying to stay alive.



This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I've stolen his lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea.



RICK RIORDAN IS THE MYTHMASTER

The Greek Gods are alive and kicking - go to www.rickriordanmythmaster.co.uk and see for yourself

'It's Buffy meets Artemis Fowl. Thumbs up' Sunday Times

About the author:
Rick Riordan is an award-winning mystery writer. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Rick's first novel featuring the heroic young demigod, was the overall winner of the Red House Children's Book Award in 2006.



Books by Rick Riordan:

The Percy Jackson series:
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters


Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse


Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth


Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian


Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files


The Heroes of Olympus series:
The Lost Hero

The Son Of Neptune


The Mark of Athena

The House of Hades

The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Files


The Kane Chronicles series:
The Red Pyramid

The Throne of Fire


The Serpent's Shadow

%%%Half boy. Half God. All Hero.



Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God.

I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. Now I spend my time battling monsters and generally trying to stay alive.



This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I've stolen his lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea.
%%%Half boy. Half God. All Hero.
Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God.

I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. Now I spend my time battling monsters and generally trying to stay alive.
This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I've stolen his lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea.
%%%Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is the first bestselling book in Rick Riordan's phenomenally successful Percy Jackson series - now with a new cover look.

Half boy. Half God. ALL Hero.

Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God.

I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. Now I spend my time battling monsters and generally trying to stay alive.
This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I've stolen his lightning bolt - and making Z

  • Pub date: 31 July 2006
  • ISBN: 9780141924403
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

About the Author

Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is a teacher and a writer, and has won many awards for his mystery novels for adults. He says that the idea for Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief first came to him while he was teaching Greek mythology at middle school in San Francisco. But rumour has it that Camp Half Blood actually exists, and Rick spends his summers there recording the adventures of young demigods. Some believe that, to avoid a mass panic among the mortal population, he was forced to swear on the River Styx to present Percy Jackson's story as fiction. Rick lives in Texas (apart from his summers on Half Blood Hill) with his wife and two sons.

Visit the author online rickriordan.com

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Awards & Recognition

  • BILBY Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2011 • Older Readers


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