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Series: Percy Jackson (1)
Publication Date: 4 Jul 2013
Subject: Children's novels
Suitable for: Primary (Year 6)
AR: 4.5 MY
|Paperback||14 Dec 2009||
Percy Jackson and the lightning thief
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An American teenager discovers he is half human, half Greek god, and sets about trying to avert a war among the Olympians
Does six schools in six years count as troubled? Does finding out that the Greek gods are alive and living in America count as troubled? Does the fact that some of them are trying to kill you count as troubled? And does discovering that you're the only half-blood alive who can stop a war of the gods count as troubled? It does.
Because if Olympus does exist, then so must the Underworld. And if Percy (or whoever he really is) doesn't complete his quest by Summer Solstice, never mind trouble - there's going to be Hades to pay...
First title in the series
NOTE : Winner of the Red House Children's Book Award for older readers and the overall winner 2006.
p1 I accidentally vaporize my maths teacher
p16 Three old ladies knit the socks of death
p29 Grover unexpectedly loses his trousers
p44 My mother teaches me bullfighting
p57 I play pinochle with a horse
p75 I become supreme lord of the bathroom
p93 My dinner goes up in smoke
p107 We capture a flag
p127 I am offered a quest
p149 I ruin a perfectly good bus
p168 We visit the garden gnome emporium
p188 We get advice from a poodle
p197 I plunge to my death