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The lightning thief
2005
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Characters
Percy Jackson (Boy), Student, Human, God, Has a temper; sent to boarding school; finds out his father was Poseidon, God of the Sea; searching for a lost thunderbolt
Annabeth (Female), Student, Human, God, Daughter of Athena; attending boarding school
Tyson (Male), Student, Cyclops, Homeless, Percy's half-brother; father is Poseidon; attending boarding school on a scholarship
Grover (Boy), Student, Satyr, Percy's best friend; found two half-bloods attending his school; his assistant principle is a monster in disguise
Genre
Fiction
Juvenile
Adventure
Action
Fantasy
Science fiction
Topics
Mythology
Fairy tales
Greek mythology
Friendship
Gods and goddesses
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Venditti's adaptation of the critically acclaimed first installment of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series faces a daunting challenge: to present a beloved, contemporary, young adult fantasy novel as a 128-page visual narrative. But the team succeeds in spectacular fashion. Venditti (The Surrogates) takes the story of the half-blood Percy-who discovers that he is both the son of a god and the prime suspect in a theft of cosmic implications-and forges an adaptation that does justice not simply to Riordan's story but works perfectly as a graphic novel. The book retains the excellent pacing of the original and gives a face to Riordan's vision of the mythological made modern. Futaki's artwork is exemplary, but what leaves such a lasting impression is Villarrubia's coloring, which reveals both subtlety and spectacle when needed. The graphic novel compression must, of necessity, sacrifice something, namely some of the humor of the original. Ages 10-up. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school . . . again. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to stay out of trouble. But can he really be expected to stand by and watch while a bully picks on his scrawny best friend? Or not defend himself against his pre-algebra teacher when she turns into a monster and tries to kill him? Of course, no one believes Percy about the monster incident; he's not even sure he believes himself.<br> <br> Until the Minotaur chases him to summer camp.<br> <br> Suddenly, mythical creatures seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. The gods of Mount Olympus, he's coming to realize, are very much alive in the twenty-first century. And worse, he's angered a few of them: Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.<br> <br> Now Percy has just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property, and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. On a daring road trip from their summer camp in New York to the gates of the Underworld in Los Angeles, Percy and his friends--one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena--will face a host of enemies determined to stop them. 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 failure and betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.
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