Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5-Book Boxed Set

Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5-Book Boxed Set

by Rick Riordan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423136804
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 08/30/2011
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series
Pages: 1824
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.80(h) x 4.60(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Rick Riordan (www.rickriordan.com) is the author of the # 1 New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, as well as the #1 best-selling The Heroes of Olympus series, and The Kane Chronicles series. 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.

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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Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5-Book Boxed Set 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
Balina More than 1 year ago
AWESOME!!!!! love this set!!!!!!
CoolBeans57 More than 1 year ago
I loved the Percy Jackson series!! I saw the movie first and couldn't get into the books at first but once I got through the first one I was hooked! It's very exciting and compels you to keep reading. When I finished the last one I was so sad (but I hat ending any series.)
Ellie_Morrison More than 1 year ago
Currently I am almost 17. I have read the first novel at least two times. When I fist started to read the series, I couldn't get into it. I believed that I was a horrible reader. My mother read them to me with my little sister who was about nine at the time. That means I was 13. I repeat I hated school, and was a horrible student, I started to believe that I couldn't read at all. After my mom read the series out loud to me and my sister, I couldn't help my self but read it again. Since then I have picked up multiple novels and teenage books. Surprisingly I now even enjoy the novels they make us read for school! I love Greek Mythology now. I even have my best friend who wouldn't dare under normal circumstances to pick them up. She couldn't stop reading it. I recommend this book to anyone. By the way, I was tested for dyslexia when I was in fourth grade, it turned out I was negative, but it also turned out that I had ADHD. Who knows maybe I am a demigod. (Just kidding). My mom thinks I think that. (Not kidding).
ROSSELLA1 More than 1 year ago
The book series starts out with Percy Jackson, a young man who lives with his mother and abusive stepfather (he has never known his father). While on a field trip, he is attacked by his teacher turned monsteresque creature. He defeats her, but soon finds himself being attacked by all types of 'mythological' creatures. In a desperate attempt to save him, his mother and best friend bring him to a camp called, Camp Half-Blood, where Percy learns that he is the son of the Greek god Poseidon. This series details the adventures of Percy, his friends, and his enemies, as they struggle with being a demi-god (half god, half human) in a world where monsters are all too real. This is a very entertaining series. It teaches the reader about Greek Mythology, but brings the characters into a modern perspective. The one complaint I have is that the Greek gods and goddesses tend to ignore their demi-god children except when it is convenient for them. The gods and goddesses brush it off by saying that they have "duties" but never explain what those are. They have been around for ages; they know what makes babies and yet they still have children with no intention of taking care of them. They use the same excuses all deadbeat parents use. I would like for them to step up and change a bit or for them to at least acknowledge that they are being irresponsible. After all, they're deities! Would it be too much to ask that they pay child support?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! Best series I have read in ages
Elfinbeauty More than 1 year ago
I bought this book series for my 10 year old son. He absolutely loved the movie and decided to read the series. Its a wonderful way to get your kiddos to read and learn to love to read. I might even read it myself. He is absolutely excited about reading just to see what happens. I recommend it to anyone who is struggling with reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the whole series for my little sister's birthday and I ended up reading the whole thing myself. Absolutely love this, a MUST read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got these books for my 17 yr. old son who is not fond of reading but can not put these books down. If your child is intested in greek mythology would highly recommend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The box came to me a lot damaged... The books are in a great condition but the box is a LOT damaged and "bruised".. that made me kind of sad... :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best series I have ever read. Page-turning books that leave the reader wanting more.
queenoftheshelf on LibraryThing 10 months ago
In this best-selling, award-winning series from Rick Riordan, we follow Percy Jackson, a son of a mortal and the Greek god Poseiden. Percy begins as a 12-year-old, unaware of his powers, the fact that monsters are constantly hunting him, that his best friend is not necessarily human and that, since his birth, he has been watched over by mythological creatures. As we progress through the series, Percy evolves into mature 16-year-old hero who may or may not be destined to save the world from the evil Titan king Kronos. The development of Percy as a character is fantastic, he starts out as a somewhat annoying kid, who tends to be a little whiny and makes inappropriate fart jokes , but this is realistic for 12-year-old boys. He also deals with his first love, death, saving the world on a yearly basis, deciding who you are, humility, making and keeping friendships, and choosing between good and evil, to become a young man who is ready to lead an army. Riordan does a great job of intertwining the life lessons, humor, action, adventure and Greek literature into the story, igniting the readers interest in mythology. Readers 12 and over will enjoy this book and would be ready for the serious undertones of the story. Also, once they are done with this series, they should continue with Riordan's new series "Heroes of Olympus", revisit the Harry Potter series, or check out Cirque Du Freak.
alexmcdonald on LibraryThing 10 months ago
1st book: I first read this book in the school system, then i was hooked.2nd book:The adventures of Percy and his friends continue to behold me.3rd book:Annabeth and Percy and Grover battle the way to become a favourite with the gods.4th book: Percy and camp half-blood has more adventures as he meets some of the greats.5th book: The final book in the series was an exciting enchantment or love, heroism and bravery. WIll there be more in store?
smg-hwalsh on LibraryThing 10 months ago
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! amasing great couldnt put it down if i tride
FayTannerr More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars! I really enjoyed this series. It was fast paced, filled with humor and excitement. After reading the first book, I knew I had to read the whole series. There was never a boring moment thanks to all the nonstop action and adventure. Another great part of the series was how Riordan mixed Greek Mythology with the modern day world. With Greek gods and demigods, this was definitely one series not to be missed by fans of fantasy and adventure!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS IS AN AMAZING BOOK SERIES. Unlike other books where the first book would be good but the rest are boring, this series is amazing the whole way through. NONE os the books were boring. They were all good and i just finished the last book and now I'm onto the lost hero. 
chase_12 More than 1 year ago
I'm an 8th grader and I first read the Percy Jackson books 2 years ago in 6th grade. We read the first book and I fell in love with it. Before  that I hated to read, never wanted to do it. My parents tried to make me read Harry Potter a few years before (which is a series I now love) and I wouldn't do it. These books opened me up into the world of reading. I remember having to wait for House of Hades and Blood of  Olympus( which are part of the sequel series) and just wanting them to be out. Blood of Olympus is the final book involving the characters and their adventures and I remember crying once it was over. Just because these books that I had grown with had ended. 
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TearSandrille More than 1 year ago
I am a High School teacher that advises a book club at my school.  We read this entire series one year and had a great time.  Fantastic writing and story.  I cannot recommend this book enough for young adults and adults!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first book got me into the PJ series. You will be addicted.
HappyreaderAC More than 1 year ago
My 10-year-old cousin screamed with joy when he opened his Christmas gift! He just loves this series - had already read one but was eager to read the others. I am happy with the Barnes and Noble age-appropriate recommendations. Thank you.
14NJ More than 1 year ago
All five books are really great! After my child started reading books from Rick Riordan, she developed an interest in mythology. The first time she read is books, she was in third grade. Now, three years later, she's waiting for The House of Hades to come out. The set is only the start of an endless story. Also, culture and mythology is put in the series, so kids learn too! Really get these if you haven't, and they'll be great for your kids!
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