The Red Pyramid Chapter Sneak Peek [NOOK Book]

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The creator of Percy Jackson returns with an exciting new mythology-based series.
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Overview

The creator of Percy Jackson returns with an exciting new mythology-based series.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423142508
  • Publisher: Disney Press
  • Publication date: 3/23/2010
  • Series: Kane Chronicles Series
  • Sold by: DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE -EBKS
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 20,338
  • Age range: 9 - 11 Years
  • File size: 339 KB

Meet the Author

Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan is best known for his bestselling YA series Percy Jackson and the Olympians and for a series of award-winning adult mysteries featuring San Antonio P.I. Tres Navarre.

Biography

Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a terrific YA series by former middle school teacher and mystery writer Rick Riordan that revamps Greek mythology in a fun, fresh way kids find enthralling. A trouble-prone teen with attention deficit disorder and dyslexia, Percy is the half-blood son of Poseidon, one of 12 Olympian gods making mischief right here in 21st-century America. Praised by critics, librarians, and teachers, the Percy Jackson books have been honored with numerous awards and appear consistently on The New York Times bestseller list.

The series grew out of a sequence of bedtime stories Riordan invented for his son Haley -- who, at eight, had just been diagnosed with learning disabilities. Although Haley was having trouble in school, he loved the Greek myths and asked his dad to tell him some stories about the gods and heroes. Riordan ran through the standards from mythology, then began to invent new tales featuring some of the same characters and introducing a brave boy hero enough like Haley to make things interesting!

Haley begged his father to write the stories down, and in 2005, The Lightning Thief was published to excellent reviews. It was an instant hit with preteens, who loved the concept of a kid much like themselves -- i.e., embroiled in the everyday problems of school, family, and relationships -- embarking on heroic quests, soothing vengeful gods, and battling monsters.

In addition to Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Riordan also writes books for adults, most notably a series of high-octane Tex-Mex thrillers featuring private investigator Jackson "Tres" Navarre, a complicated loner with an offbeat pedigree. (Tres -- pronounced "Trace" -- is a tai chi master with a Ph.D. in medieval literature who turns to detective work when he is unable to find a teaching job!) The first novel in the series, 1997's Big Red Tequila, scooped the Anthony and Shamus Awards, two of the three most prestigious prizes for Mystery & Crime fiction. Riordan completed the trifecta when his sequel, The Widower's Two-Step, won the coveted Edgar Award in 1999.

Between the two series, Riordan remains incredibly busy. For several years, he balanced writing with teaching English to middle school students. Reluctantly, he has left teaching (a career he thoroughly enjoyed) in order to write full-time, but he still harbors hopes that someday he'll return to the classroom. Meanwhile, he makes frequent visits to schools and enjoys meeting young readers on his book tours.

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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Rick Roiden

    Rick Roidin is one of my most favorite authers!!!! :-) ;-)
    I know u will enjoy this.




    25 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Anonymous

    I don't like egyptian mythology,but rick riordan made it really interesting and i was hooked!:)

    24 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Great book!!!!!!!!!!!!!! By cal$$$

    This book is action packed i lov it. Great book for 10-14

    Love it

    20 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2011

    RED PYRAMID

    It was great!

    16 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 15, 2011

    linguine

    this book is the best book i have ever red and trust me i have red over 100000000000000000000000 books!!!!

    12 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    Awesome

    I really liked this book. I love how Rick Riordan writes his books

    10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    Loved all over

    I bought the book and leme tell ya, my imagination was blown apart with this very visual book. The univere will never be the same, im glad it came, im glad it came...

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Loved it

    5 out of 5 stars

    8 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    I love it

    Its a guy book but a great one!! You' ve gotta admit it!!! Its adverents, fun, cool and lots of drama!! Hope this helps you out a lil.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    Cool

    This book is awesome i cant beleave this. Awesome book i would recomend it to any body

    5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Back and beter than EVER!

    Rickriordan as amazed us again! And is saving some for later.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2012

    It's Only a Sneak Peek

    This is not the entire book. It is only the first chapter so tht you can get a feel for he bok before deciding whether to buy it or not

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2011

    Chep

    Where is the cover?

    4 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Wut up

    Wut up

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Mabel3135

    I did not read it yet but should i read it...?

    3 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Love

    Rickriordan is frekinly awesome if i could i would give him like a milion stars

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2012

    Red Pieramid

    Best book ever

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Pretty Good

    It wasnt as good as percy jackson but it got it got close!!!!

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2012

    Amazimg Carter and Sadie Kane

    In this book Carter and Sadie Kane realized they were not your average kids. They found out when there father was kidnaped by the epyption lord of chaos. It turns out they have the blood and heart of an outstanding adventure.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    The red pyrmaid

    I love this book and i can not belive that he can write such a good book on Egypt

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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