Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (Book 1), by Rick RiordanMore than 69 million copies of the books have been sold in more than 35 countries. An adaptation of the second book, titled Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters , was released in When Rick Riordan ran out of myths, his son suggested that he would make up new stories using existing mythological characters and new ones. This led Riordan to create the fictional character of Percy Jackson and create the story of how he travels across the United States to recover Zeus ' lightning-bolt. Haley suggested that he should turn that story into a book, and Riordan wrote the book over the next year despite being busy at that time. Leaving his manuscript with his agent and editor for review, Rick Jordan presented the book to a group of 6th , 7th , and 8th graders to read and critique. He gained their approval, and with their help, came up with the name of the book and created the way Percy's sword works.
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Together with his satyr friend Grover and Annabeth, the demigod daughter of Athena, Percy follows the clues. Disney Publishing participates in affiliate commission programs, including with Amazon, which means that we may earn advertising fees from purchases you make from the links on this page. Percy Jackson is having a decent time on his school field trip until his math teacher turns into a bat-winged hag and tries to kill him. Wheelchair-bound Mr. Brunner comes to his rescue and throws him.
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The Lightning Thief is an American fantasy-adventure novel based on Greek mythology, the first young adult novel written by Rick Riordan in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. The manuscript was sold in an auction to Miramax Books, an imprint of.
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The novel charts the adventures of modern-day twelve-year-old Percy Jackson as he discovers he is a demigod , the son of a mortal woman and the Greek god Poseidon. Percy and his friends Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood go on a quest to find Zeus 's stolen lightning bolt and prevent a war among the gods Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades., Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is on the most dangerous quest of his life.
The book was adapted into a motion picture and a graphic novel in This book tells of the main character, Percy Jackson , as he discovers a world much bigger than he has ever imagined but is immediately handed a quest to redeem himself from a crime he never commited. Percy Jackson is a twelve-year-old boy diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia , and he has been expelled from every school he has ever attended. While he is in sixth grade on a field trip,  a classmate of his, Nancy Bobofit , bullies his best friend Grover Underwood. Percy is outraged, and suddenly, water from a nearby fountain drenches Nancy in a very unnatural way but the Mist makes it look like Percy pushed her. Their pre-algebra teacher, Mrs. Dodds , takes Percy for a private talk, presumably to scold him.