The Lightning Thief
The Lightning Thief
Goodreads4.3 / 5

The Lightning Thief

Written by Rick Riordan & illustrated by John Rocco
Book #1 in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series
Published by Disney Press
Prices as of Aug 12

What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

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.

What Kind of Book is The Lightning Thief

Primarily about

Reviews

    Book Lists That Include This Book

    The Creatives Behind the Book

    What Has Rick Riordan Said About This Book

    Nothing yet! You should let Rick Riordan know that you want to hear from them about their book.

    What Has John Rocco Said About This Book

    Nothing yet! You should let John Rocco know that you want to hear from them about their book.

    Discover All the Books in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series

      The Sea of Monsters
      #2 in Series
      The Sea of Monsters
      The Titan's Curse
      #3 in Series
      The Titan's Curse
      The Battle of the Labyrinth
      #4 in Series
      The Battle of the Labyrinth
      The Last Olympian
      #5 in Series
      The Last Olympian
      View more

    Other Books You Might Enjoy If You Liked This Book

      The Girl Who Speaks Bear
      The Girl Who Drank the Moon
      6.3
      Kelly Barnhill
      Peter and the Starcatchers
      6.0
      #1 in Series
      Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Greg Call
      If the Magic Fits
      #1 in Series
      The Frame-Up
      Wendy Mcleod MacKnight, Ian Schoenherr
      The Polar Bear Explorers' Club
      #1 in Series
      Alex Bell
      Muse Squad: The Cassandra Curse
      Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
      7.0
      #1 in Series
      J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
      Half Upon a Time
      6.0
      #1 in Series
      James Riley
      The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
      5.8
      #1 in Series
      Mark Twain

    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
    Page Count
    377
    Words Per Page
    231
    Audience
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    9 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2005299400
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    60786141
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0786856297
    Lexile® Level
    680L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~P
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.7
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    13
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    89885
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG
    1

    Contribute to this page

    Core Score - 85%

    So, SO close to perfection!

    Depth Score - 15%

    Just the barebones.

    Improve this page

    Are you the author or illustrator? Claim your book.

    Top Contributors
    01
    @kathyellendavis
    45
    02
    @elainer
    40
    03
    @iheartbooks
    10

    Bookroo

    Book Clubs

    Follow Bookroo