This book is a great beginning to a fantastic series. Young Percy Jackson has just discovered that he is a demigod, and now it’s a race against time as he tries to avoid the wrath of Zeus. Filled with action and humor, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief will have every reader looking to join Camp Half-Blood.
"Perfectly paced, with electrifying moments chasing each other like heartbeats."New York Times Book Review
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school . . . again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.
Whether you are new to Percy or a longtime fan, this gorgeous paperback edition is a must-have for your library.
Complete your collection with:
- The Sea of Monsters
- The Titan's Curse
- The Battle of the Labyrinth
- The Last Olympian
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About the Author
Victo Ngai is a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree, Society of Illustrator New York Gold Medalist, and Hugo and World Fantasy Award finalist. Originally from Hong Kong, she graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and is now based in Los Angeles. She illustrates for newspapers and magazines, creates storyboards and art for animation, provides book cover art, and works on packaging and advertisement campaigns. Victo has also taught at the School of Visual Art in New York and frequently gives guest lectures at universities and workshops at conferences. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @victongai.
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