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The Lightning Thief

Written by Rick Riordan & illustrated by John Rocco
Book #1 in the Percy Jackson Series
Published by Disney Press
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Jun 14, 2005
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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.

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Who Wrote The Lightning Thief

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Rick Riordan
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Who Illustrated The Lightning Thief

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John Rocco

John Rocco (www.roccoart.com) studied illustration at Rhode Island School of Design and The School of Visual Arts. In addition to writing and illustrating four of his own picture books, including the Caldecott Honor-winning and <em>New York Times</em> bestselling <em>Blackout</em>, he has created all of the cover art for Rick Riordan’s best-selling Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, and Heroes of Olympus series. He has also illustrated books by Whoopi Goldberg and Katherine Patterson. Before becoming a full-time children’s book creator, he worked as an art director on “Shrek” for Dreamworks, and for Disney Imagineering. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.

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Rick Riordan's Book Dedication

To Haley, who heard the story first

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780786856299
Publication Date:
June 14, 2005
Text Details:
This book is set in 13-pt Centaur MT
Illustration Details:
Cover Art by John Rocco
Word Count:
87223
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2005299400
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
60786141
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0786856297
Lexile® Level:
680L
ATOS® Book Level:
4.7
Accelerated Reader® Points:
13.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
89885
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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