WOW! Can you believe that the Percy Jackson series is celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary?! I remember when we first read the series as a family. It was Brian, Gabriel, and myself and it was the second series Gabriel had ever read all the way through. We were all members of Camp Half-Blood in our hearts. To coincide with the anniversary our ENTIRE family is re-reading The series starting with The Lightning Thief. In fact, this will be Isabella’s first time reading the series. The Lightning Thief also just so happens to be her required reading material for the summer. Perfect timing all the way around!
ABOUT THE SERIES
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.
CELEBRATE PERCY’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY with The Lightning Thief, the book that started the internationally best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.
THE LIGHTNING THIEF has sold millions of copies worldwide, appears on school reading lists nationwide, and inspired a major motion picture. Accolades include:
· Included in Time Magazine’s 2014 List of 100 best Young-Adult Books of All Times
· A New York Times Notable Book of 20015
· A Child Magazine Best Book of the Year
· A School Library Journal Best Book of 2005
· More than 6 year on the New York Times Best Sellers List (and counting!)
BARNES & NOBLE COLLECTOR’S EDITION
The perfect gift for new and faithful Percy fans: Barnes & Noble offers customers an exclusive Collector’s Edition of The Lightning Thief to celebrate the 10th anniversary. This version includes extra content from both author and illustrator as well as a specially designed jacket and endpapers. Purchase here.
10TH ANNIVERSARY ACTIVITY KIT
Available starting June 12th, visit ReadRiordan.com to download a special 10th anniversary Percy Pack Activity Kit which includes Fun Printables, Games, Ideas for a PArty and MORE!
MAGNUS CHASE SNEAK PEEK ON RICKRIORDAN.COM
Catch a sneak peek of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book One: The Sword of Summer available online at ReadRiordan.com!
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