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The Demigod Files (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series)

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by Rick Riordan
     
 

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How do you handle an encounter with Medusa on the New Jersey interstate? What's the best way to take down a minotaur? Become an expert on everything in Percy's world with this must-have guide to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Complete with interviews, puzzles, games, and original short stories by Rick Riordan.

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How do you handle an encounter with Medusa on the New Jersey interstate? What's the best way to take down a minotaur? Become an expert on everything in Percy's world with this must-have guide to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Complete with interviews, puzzles, games, and original short stories by Rick Riordan.

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This slim volume is clearly intended as a stop-gap product to tide eager readers over until the final volume of the series is released. In addition to three previously unreleased short stories about Percy and his companions, it also includes such filler as interviews with the same, along with word games, portraits of some of the Gods and their half-blood offspring, and the inevitable sneak preview of Book 5. The short stories are the meat of this book, and are filled with Riordan's trademark anachronistic humor. The first one puts Percy and his enemy Clarisse, the daughter of Ares, on the same team as she tries to retrieve her father's chariot, which has been hijacked as a prank by her two immortal brothers. The second story relates an incident that occurred during one of Camp Half-Blood's infamous Capture the Flag games, when Charlie Beckendorf, the camp counselor for Hephaestus, is captured by a horde of giant, poisonous ants, and has to be rescued with the help of a mechanical dragon. The final story brings Percy, Thalia, and Nico, the son of Hades, together at the request of Persephone to help retrieve Hades's stolen sword, the loss of which could be deadly to the Gods, and the resolution of which forms a lead-up to the probable events of Book 5. Despite the fact that this is more of a marketing package than anything else, the quality of and interest in the three stories likely justifies its purchase.—SLJ
Publishers Weekly

Billed as a manual for newbies entering Camp Half-Blood, this miscellany of all things Percy Jackson may satisfy readers eagerly awaiting the final installment in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, due in May. Three previously unpublished stories in which the son of Poseidon narrowly escapes death while cracking jokes read like scenes cut from previous novels-which is a compliment. Spliced between stories two and three are brief, comic "interviews" with Grover, Clarissa and other campers. Bland illustrations depicting the contents of Annabeth's trunk, a map of Camp Half-Blood and a short "sneak peek" at The Last Olympian pad the contents (barely) to book length; the inclusion of a crossword puzzle and a word search makes the book difficult to share. Not a must-read-but try telling that to rabid fans. Ages 10-up. (Feb.)

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Judith A. Hayn
This companion book to the series Percy Jackson & The Olympians, set in the modern United States and based on Greek mythology, is set up as a field guide for avid fans. Percy Jackson, the 12-year-old son of Poseidon, continues his adventures with the Olympians in 3 short stories, accompanied by interviews with Camp Half-Blood (hence, the demigod designation) residents, his sidekick Annabeth's trunk, a camp map, plus puzzles and games for those who await the publication of the fifth and final volume in the series. Percy uses his wits, an arsenal of special powers, and his engaging personality to conquer dragons, monsters, and other challenges that lurk in and around 21st century New York City. The clever illustrations and captions add to the fan's appreciation of this clever, action-packed fantasy series and is a must-have for Riordan's many admirers. A preview of the upcoming series closer is included. Reviewer: Judith A. Hayn
School Library Journal

Gr 5-9

This slim volume is clearly intended as a stop-gap product to tide eager readers over until the final volume of the series is released. In addition to three previously unreleased short stories about Percy and his companions, it also includes such filler as interviews with the same, along with word games, portraits of some of the Gods and their half-blood offspring, and the inevitable sneak preview of Book 5. The short stories are the meat of this book, and are filled with Riordan's trademark anachronistic humor. The first one puts Percy and his enemy Clarisse, the daughter of Ares, on the same team as she tries to retrieve her father's chariot, which has been hijacked as a prank by her two immortal brothers. The second story relates an incident that occurred during one of Camp Half-Blood's infamous Capture the Flag games, when Charlie Beckendorf, the camp counselor for Hephaestus, is captured by a horde of giant, poisonous ants, and has to be rescued with the help of a mechanical dragon. The final story brings Percy, Thalia, and Nico, the son of Hades, together at the request of Persephone to help retrieve Hades's stolen sword, the loss of which could be deadly to the Gods, and the resolution of which forms a lead-up to the probable events of Book 5. Despite the fact that this is more of a marketing package than anything else, the quality of and interest in the three stories likely justifies its purchase.-Tim Wadham, St. Louis County Library, MO

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423121664
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Publication date:
02/10/2009
Series:
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
27,381
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
630L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Rick Riordan is the author of the previous books in the New York Times #1 best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: The Lightning Thief; The Sea of Monsters; The Titan's Curse; and The Battle of the Labyrinth. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
San Antonio, TX
Date of Birth:
June 5, 1964
Place of Birth:
San Antonio, TX
Education:
B.A. in English and History, University of Texas

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The Demigod Files (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1476 reviews.
Amajorbibliophile More than 1 year ago
"The Demigod Files," by Rick Riordan, is a handbook that goes along with the majorly acclaimed "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series. Featuring three short stories which take place in between books, interviews with many characters, a map of Camp Half Blood, a crossword puzzle, word search, and many other fun things, this book is an essential read for any Percy Jackson fan!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great quick read. The book is set up in a short story format, with each story being a mini-adventure. Recommended for anyone who enjoys the Percy Jackson series.
The_Shadow412 More than 1 year ago
i love the series! in this book are three extra great stories, pics of some of the characters, crossword, word jumble, and interviews with the characters. if you like greek myth this is the book for you.
MomReader More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my teenage son and he loved it. It is true fantasy. His appreciation for the book has gotten me reading all Rick Riordan books too. It's a great story for a parent to share with a son, maybe a daughter too?!
Balina More than 1 year ago
I couldn't wait to read this and I must say I was not disappointed. Can only recommend
-Bridge More than 1 year ago
I love the percy jackson and the olympians series and when this came out I was really happ cuz it has a bit of everything. Action, fun, thrill, and just a HINT of romance ;) Its a great addition to the series and every fan should read it, no questions asked :)
Beary_Potter More than 1 year ago
This is a great addition to the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. It is best read after books 1 - 3, then there's no confusion on the characters. I really enjoyed it. Several of my 5th grade students have purchased it on their own after I read them parts of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great to get you ready and up to date before reading the last book....
ILoveBooks94 More than 1 year ago
This book isn't brilliant, but it's got a few good side stories and the illustrations are really cool. The writing isn't Rick Riordan's best, but it's still pretty good. Basically, if you're reading the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, then you should read this in between book 4 and book 5. It explains a few things that will help with the plot. Overall, a four-star book.
NICOKN More than 1 year ago
I have a 9 yr old girl & 11 yr old boy -- they BOTH love the Percy Jackson series! Comical, yet educational (greek mythology meet modern day) Very cleverly written!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the book! Right when I started reading I couldn't stop! It's the best!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is good for kids who like myth stories. It is good also for people who likes adventures. This book can make you imagine the pictures for some people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoughht it shoulld Have been longer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the other books and they have all been great and I'm waiting on the 5th book to come out but this book looks pretty good too
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome! It has interviews with connor , travis , percy , annabeth , grover and clarisse. Youshould read this book after the 4 th and before the 5th book. It is soooooooooooo not awaste of money!!!!!!!!! Buy it ! now ! ; - )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rick Riodan has done it again with his newest companion to Percey Jackson and the Olmpians. This all new short story collect is a great read for anyone who loves an adventure of for those who don't like lenthy books.
Bob_Bobason More than 1 year ago
It has many, I guess, side ideas wanted to be added into books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i have read all the percy jackson books expet the last olympian and demigod files i am realy looking fored to them i know there going to be great i can't wait to find out what happens.

the lightning thef was pure gold i loved it.
the sea of monsters more or less it was good buy not eadg of your set good
the titans cures LOVE IT best job yet
and the battle of the laybrth it was awsome great storry line and all
the last olympian if it is inproving like the others did it should be the beast book i've ever read.
the demigod files not so shure about it but hey gotta try right.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really really really super really awesome
EMK_333 More than 1 year ago
In the demigod files Rick Riordan shares about three of Percy Jackson's never before read quests. The first adventure talks about Percy and Clarisse actually working together to find Ares chariot. The second adventure is when, Percy and Beckendorf find something amazing during capture the flag. And the last adventure is when Thalia, Nico, and Percy do a small, but important quest in the Underworld. The book also gives extra imformation about the gods. You get to read about interviews with Pery, Clarisse, and more demigods. You also get to see a map of Camp Half-blood and Annabeth's suitcase for Camp Half-Blood. One of the best parts is that there are puzzles for you to complete about the whole series except The Last Olympian. I think that even though the catagory for the series is grades 3-6, adults would be interested in the series/book. The book is thrilling, exciting , but has a very fun, mysterious twist to it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Part 4. Part three demigod diaries, part one red pyramid, next one is in lost hero. If you want to be in my story, type sweavgf and type what you want to be in the review section. Explain a lot! Okay......I was confused. "Camp? What camp? I thought I was in prison!" "Well, you were not in jail because I caught you and dragged you hear before you were caught." So yeah, I thanked the girl, even though I had a bajilion questions in my head. What camp, and how did you not get hit even if you were dragging me? Anyways, we took down the tent, which turned into a football, and went off. We went to the streets of New York, got a taxi, and was off to the camp. "What is the camp's name?" "Camp Half-Blood. It is for training heros who are sons of daughters of gods and godness. The word half blood means half mortal, half god." We pulled up to a hill with a pine tree on the top. Then I looked up and gasped. On the pine tree, there was a golden pelt and a dragon. "Is that the real Golden Fleace, and is that a dragon?" Aubrey rolled her eyes and said, "Nooo, it is sooo not a dragon. It is a golden..of course it is a dragon! And yes, it is really the Golden Fleace." When we walked to the top, a girl ran up to meet them. She was small, had straight, light brown hair, and bright green eyes. She had a dagger on her waist, had a celestial bronze sword, and a bow with a quiver of arrows on her back. Aubrey said,"Glen, this is Anonymous Charge, daughter of Iris. Anonymous, this is Glen, son of Hecate. Will you please take him to his cabin and give him a tour because I have to talk to someone." And with that, she was off. Anonymous showed me the strawberries, the Big House, and some other things. Then she showed me the cabins. One had a owl on it. Another one was black with torches in the front. The cabins were cool, but I saw one that struck me the most. The cabin was made with stone that has magical writing on it. It was his mother, Hecate's cabin. "So this is your cabin. My cabin is over there, and Aubrey's cabin is over there." Then she left me with my cabin mates. Were these really my half brother, sisters? There was three guy(not including myself) and two girls. I checked my pockets, bsb was still there, and so was my staff, but they were both in the same pocket, so what was in the other? I asked one of sibilings where was the bathrooms at. He pointed that way, and I ran. When I was in the restroom, I checked my other pocket. I took out two things. One was a red bottle that said infinity hot sauce, extra hot x10, and a water gun with the red stuff in it. It was a gift from mom. Lol.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will Be Your friend I am Daughter of Posidon talk to me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. If you love action books you will love this book.so why dont you you give this book a chance
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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