The Lightning Thief

Rick Riordan

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The hero, 12-year-old Percy Jackson, is far from your ordinary, everyday high school student. In fact, he is about to be kicked out of his third high school. Try as he may, Percy just cannot behave himself and settle down to study. His mother understands, for reasons unbeknownst to Percy. After beating up a bully who is attacking his best friend, Grover, strange things start happening to Percy. In fact, Percy's math teacher turns into a horrible, terrifying monster who tries to kill Percy. Then a gigantic Minotour chases Percy until Percy tears off one of his horns and he dissolves into sand. . . .

Lightning Thief

"Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. If you're reading this because you think you might be one, my advice is: close this book right now. Believe whatever lie your mom or dad told you about your birth, and try to lead a normal life. Being a half-blood is dangerous. It's scary. Most of the time, it gets you killed in painful, nasty ways."

Four Nancy Keane BookTalks
and RSS Feed (mp3)-- Quick and Simple

Author's website -- includes teachers guide in Word.doc, Entry into Camp Half-Blood, Author's Blog and other links

Scholastic discussion guide with extension activity link, Author of the Month and pdf Literature Guide
Author Name Pronunciation Guide Author Bio from Hyperion in pdf format
Hyperion pdf discussion guide Classroom Connections in pdf
Write Away Interview Cynsations Author Interview Author Video Interview KidsHealth topics: ADHD and Dyslexia
GoogleBooks preview
"The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD"
Dyslexia Awareness Resource Center; "Video Links"
Literacy View "What Dyslexics See" and WebAIM Simulation
PBS Misunderstood Minds: Experience Firsthand
LD Online Topics
Distored Effect Simulation Dyslexia Support
Mythweb -- heroes, gods and monsters of Greek mythology Thinkfinity mythology lesson plan links
ThinkQuest Mythology list of student-made websites
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Movie Website

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