The Lightning Thief

Written by Rick Riordan

Published in

About "The Lightning Thief"

Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found herePercy 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.

  • Fantasy
  • Young Adult
  • Mythology
  • Fiction
  • Middle Grade
  • Adventure
  • Childrens
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Greek Mythology
  • Magic
  • Young Readers' Choice Award (2008)
  • Books I Loved Best Yearly (BILBY) Awards for Older Readers (2011)
  • South Carolina Book Award for Junior Book Award (2008)
  • Grand Canyon Reader Award for Tween Book (2008)
  • Nene Award (2008)
  • Massachusetts Children's Book Award (2008)
  • Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award for Grades 6-8 (2008)
  • Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominee (2007)
  • Sunshine State Young Readers Award for Grades 6-8 (2007)
  • Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award for Intermediate (2008)
  • Iowa Teen Award (2009)
  • Lincoln Award Nominee (2009)
  • Oklahoma Sequoyah Award for YA (2008)
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award (2009)
ISBN9780786838653pages375publisherDisney Hyperion BooksseriesPercy Jackson and the Olympians #1settings
  • New York Cit
  • ew York (United States)
  • Montau
  • ew York (United States)
  • New Jersey (United States)
  • St. Loui
  • issouri (United States)
  • Las Vega
  • evada (United States)
  • Long Islan
  • ew York (United States)
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