Dust from the Book Fairy

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Posted on: 25 June 2008

I’ve just finished The Lightning Thief, and its sequel, Sea of Monsters, and loved them. The basic premise of the story is that the main character, Percy Jackson, discovers that not only do all the ancient Greek gods exist, but he is the son of one of them. (Telling you which one would spoil the first book a bit, so I’m not gonna). He goes to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for heroes–children of gods and mortal parents. The camp director is Dionysus, or Mr. D. On his way, he is attacked by the Minotaur. The adventures get better and better . Lightning Thief book cover

I’ve been teaching a summer enrichment program for rising sixth graders, and I wish I’d discovered these books while planning! They’d be a great introduction to Greek mythology.


1 Response to "The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan"

I just found the Percy Jackson series this summer too. I love it. They’re great adventure stories with a lot of humor mixed in. Thanks for sharing the cool book treailer!

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