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Seventh grade has been surprisingly quiet for Percy Jackson. Not a single monster has set foot on his New York prep-school campus. But when an innocent game of dodgeball among Percy and his classmates turns into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, things get...well, ugly. And the unexpected arrival of his friend Annabeth brings more bad news: the magical borders that protect Camp Half-Blood have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and unless a cure is found, the only safe haven for demigods ...
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The Sea of Monsters: The Graphic Novel

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Overview

Seventh grade has been surprisingly quiet for Percy Jackson. Not a single monster has set foot on his New York prep-school campus. But when an innocent game of dodgeball among Percy and his classmates turns into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, things get...well, ugly. And the unexpected arrival of his friend Annabeth brings more bad news: the magical borders that protect Camp Half-Blood have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and unless a cure is found, the only safe haven for demigods will be destroyed. In the follow-up to the wildly popular The Lightning Thief, The Graphic Novel, Percy and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their camp. But first, Percy will discover a stunning new secret about his family--one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or simply a cruel joke. Featuring a faithful adaptation by Robert Venditti, stunning artwork by Attila Futaki, and sumptuous colors by newcomer Tamas Gaspar, Rick Riordan's blockbuster book comes to life in The Sea of Monsters, The Graphic Novel.
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Gr 4-8 In this adaptation of Riordan's novel (Hyperion, 2006), Camp Half-Blood's borders have been poisoned, and Percy is off on a quest to find the healing Golden Fleece. The detailed, realistic art in full, rich color will appeal to fans of superhero comics: it is perfectly suited to the story's many action and fight scenes, none of which depict graphic violence. Fans of George O'Connor's "Olympians" series (First Second) may enjoy this similarly irreverent, action-packed view of Greek mythology. The text is succinct and witty, and there are many wordless scenes, including a few stunning pages in which Percy's friend Annabeth encounters the Sirens. Both high in quality and sure to be popular, this is a first purchase. Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library, NY—SLJ
Children's Literature - Joella Peterson
This is a graphic novel retelling of the second book in the "Percy Jackson & The Olympians" series by Rick Riordan. The story starts out with Percy Jackson and his "friend" Tyson on the last day of school where some monsters attack them. After the attack they head to Camp Half Blood where they learn that the camp's main defense (the large tree on the boarder) has been poisoned and the campers are being attacked somewhat continuously. When Clarisse is sent on a quest to find the Golden Fleece, Percy takes Annabeth and Tyson to go after her (as well as to save Grover). Although shorter than the original, this retelling is fairly consistent with Riordan's novel. The illustrations are great at combining the realistic with the fantastical. However, there are quite a few panels on each page—most of which are simple box-shaped panels—that just seem to be squished in. Perhaps this allows the story to be on fewer pages, but it also means that there is a lot to look at and read on each page (which hopefully will not deter those reluctant readers that sometimes gravitate toward graphic novels). Overall, this is a good retelling of a very popular novel and will be enjoyed by many. Reviewer: Joella Peterson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423194514
  • Publisher: Disney Publishing Worldwide
  • Publication date: 7/2/2013
  • Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series
  • Sold by: DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE -EBKS
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 52,895
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 98 MB
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Meet the Author

Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan (www.rickriordan.com) is the author of the New York Times #1 best-selling The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero and Book Two: The Son of Nepture; the New York Times #1 best-selling The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid, The Throne of Fire, and The Serpent's Shadow; as well as the five books in the New York Times #1 best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.

Robert Venditti (www.robertvenditti.com) is the author of the New York Times best-selling graphic novels The Homeland Directive, The Surrogates and its prequel, The Surrogates: Flesh and Bone. He adapted The Lightning Thief, The Graphic Novel, also a New York Times best-seller. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Attila Futaki (www.attilafutaki.blogspot.com) provided the pencils and inks for the New York Times best-selling The Lightning Thief, The Graphic Novel. He also illustrated and colored the graphic novels Spiral and Severed (by Scott Snyder and Scott Taft). He lives in Budapest, Hungary.

Tamas Gaspar (www.gaspartamas.blogspot.com) makes his children's publishing debut with The Sea of Monsters, The Graphic Novel. His work has appeared in Men's Health and in advertisements throughout Europe. He also lives in Budapest, Hungary.

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 August 2, 2013

    To Barnes and Noble

    THEY NEED MORE PAGES FOR THE FREE SAMPLE!!!!!!!!!

    23 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2013

    Goooood

    Pretty nice

    15 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    Not yet

    Hope its good

    9 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    Stupid

    Stupid

    6 out of 46 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    I thought that this book was really good overall. In my opinion

    I thought that this book was really good overall. In my opinion, it was missing some of the zest and detail of the original novel--however, nothing really important was cut out and it was still funny, entertaining, and interesting. The illustrations were really good. It just seemed really short--like it didn't take long to read.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    Great

    Great book btw if u play animal jam im mdl18

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Good book

    Haven't read it yet but want to seen the movie and its WAY better than the first movie by the way all u haters stop hateing rick riordan is the worlds best writter
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    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    Hello

    Percy looks demented

    3 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2014

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    Pretty good

    How can you not want to read this after seeing a cover like that? This one was better. Again, its mostly the book in graphic novel and all that. But still pretty good. Love the cover though.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 2, 2014

    The Sea of Monsters is a fatansy novel written by Rick Riordan a

    The Sea of Monsters is a fatansy novel written by Rick Riordan and it's 355 pages long. This book was about a boy named Percy Jackson and he was in 7th grade in a school in New York. Surprisingly, he has been through a year without monster, until his classmates became monsters and tried to kill him. When he was rescued by his friend Annebeth, another problem rises. Now Thalia's tree has been poisoned by a mysterious enemy and his friend Grover is also missing on a mysterious island. He once again sets forth on a quest to retrieve the Golden Fleece to heal the tree and to find his friend. Meanwhile Percy is senting forth to retrieve the Golden Fleece and find his friend; monster are attacking the camp. Will Percy make it in time to find both the golden fleece and his friend Grover before the camp get destroyed? Overall i think this book was great and interesting. It includes a lot of cliffhangers, even on the last few pages. It makes the reader interested and wants to read more. The diffculty of the usage of vocabulary in this book is not hard, even though it has a few vocabulary words it wouldn't prevent you from understanding the general idea.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2014

    Hi

    Kiss your hand three times and post this three times and look under your pilllow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2013

    Needs more pages in free sample

    I have read the real book and seen the movie but i dont want to buy this for nine bucks because there isint enough pages in the free sample and i dont know if i like it or not yet









    Go Messi!!!

    0 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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