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After getting expelled from yet another school for yet another clash with mythological monsters only he can see, twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is taken to Camp Half-Blood, where he finally learns the truth about his unique abilities: He is a demigod, half human, half immortal. Even more stunning: His father is the Greek god Poseidon, ruler of the sea, making Percy one of the most powerful demigods alive. There's little time to process this news. All too soon, a cryptic prophecy from the Oracle sends Percy on his first quest, a mission to the Underworld to prevent a war among the gods of Olympus.
This first installment of Rick Riordan's best-selling series is a non-stop thrill-ride and a classic of mythic proportions.
A Note for Amazon Customers from Illustrator John Rocco
Dear Readers,When I was about eight years old I had the great luck of stumbling upon my father’s collection of Classics Illustrated comic books. I instantly fell in love with the stories of Robert Louis Stevenson, Mark Twain, H.G. Wells, and James Fenimore Cooper. Many years later, when I became interested in illustration, I discovered the beautiful hardbound editions of these stories featuring the arresting artwork of incredible artists like N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, and Maxfield Parrish. What I love about their paintings is not just the beautiful draftsmanship, color and composition, but their ability to capture a moment that held the promise of swashbuckling adventure. That promise let me know that if I read the words surrounding that picture, I could unlock the adventure. That promise is what I tried to achieve when creating the pictures for this incredible series. My approach has never been just to describe a scene from the book, but to create an illustration that offers tension and mystery--an image that provides just enough information to leave the viewer wanting to know more. When I was asked to create images for the Deluxe Edition of Rick Riordan’s The Lightning Thief it was a dream come true. It was my chance to illustrate what I consider to be a new classic. The Lightning Thief has so many wonderful moments it was difficult to choose what to paint, but I knew I wanted to create a balance of dramatic scenes and quiet moments and to capture the spirit of Rick’s unforgettable characters. It has been my own great adventure to help bring this book to life in a new way, in color, on the page. I hope you enjoy this Deluxe Edition of The Lightning Thief. Yours, John
Illustrations from Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Deluxe Edition(Click to Enlarge)
|Percy and a Nereid||Percy and Annabelle on their way to Las Vegas||Percy at the Entrance to Mount Olympus|
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If you read the book first, then watch the movie you will be disappointed. If you watch the movie, then read the book you will be pleasantly surprised.Published 1 hour ago by Luis santos-mcleod
I loved the book it was an amazing book Percy really um... how do you say it ? is a funny narrator and Grover is my favorite!Published 1 day ago by Samantha Leo
This was great book I think it should be for 2 to 3 year olds year olds and it was a great book poop mke dumb of even everyone everything even etcPublished 1 day ago by Mindy Satsky
This is the best book I have ever read. I hope you consider reading this book Rick has an amazing way of writing.Published 1 day ago by Jaeger
Rick Riordan really has pulled a great trick out of his hat because, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” is a novel you just can’t put down. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Nick
A great book ,stores great magic and the beauty of a simple child's 're built life, you must read it .remember to enjoy each step of the story!!!Published 3 days ago by Aanya
The Lightning Thief-In this first book we get to know Percy and he is such a funny and likable kid. He is described as a regular kid, with difficulty to learn and nothing goes... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Nel Mad
A great book that explains every deatail. I recommend you read it!Published 4 days ago by Rebecca & Jessica Smith
It is a great book...my students have enjoyed it and learned so much.Published 4 days ago by Carolyn Valentine