"The ultimate compliment for a children's writer is when the kids like it." When Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief, his first young readers book, was published in 2005, he could not have anticipated how much kids would relish his storytelling. Today, more than forty million copies of his Percy Jackson & The Olympians and other children's series are in print. To honor this auspicious occasion, Barnes & Noble offers this exclusive 10th anniversary edition, complete with extra content from both the author and illustrator; and graced by a specially designed jacket and endpapers.
The Lightning Thief: 10th Anniversary Edition (B&N Exclusive Collector's Edition) (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #1)by Rick Riordan
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/b>
This Collector's Edition of a classic, exclusive to Barnes & Noble customers, includes extra content from both author and illustrator as well as a specially designed jacket and endpapers.
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.
In addition to a fast-paced and funny action adventure, this specially designed collector's edition—published just in time to celebrate the book's 10th anniversary—offers never-before-published notes from Rick Riordan and John Rocco about how the book and jacket were created.
Meet the Author
Rick Riordan (www.rickriordan.com) is the author of three # 1 New York Times best-selling series with millions of copies sold throughout the world: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, the Kane Chronicles, and the Heroes of Olympus. His Greek myth collection, Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, was a #1 New York Times bestseller as well. 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 Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons.
- San Antonio, TX
- Date of Birth:
- June 5, 1964
- Place of Birth:
- San Antonio, TX
- B.A. in English and History, University of Texas
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I love this book so much. I finished the whole series just in 2 weeks 'cause the books are just really that good. Read it guys! Then after it, read the heroes of olympus series.
11 year son loves this series.