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My oldest son Ethan is a voracious reader. Even at a young age he would read everything and anything. Many mornings before school, I would catch him reading cereal boxes! Since he had read everything in my house and he was desperate for something new and exciting to read, my mom and I took him to a local book store. I will always be grateful for the store employee who recommended Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series for my son.
Ethan devoured the first book, ” The Lightning Thief” in the Percy Jackson series. He then anxiously waited for the next books to come out by studying up on Greek mythology and memorizing the Greek gods. He was like a sponge, his teachers were even impressed! Ethan is 15 now, but he still loves Rick Riordan and still waits ever so patiently for him to release a new book!
This year is the 10th anniversary of when “The Lightning Thief” was released, and to celebrate, Ethan has come up with a list of “10 Reasons Summer Would Be Better At Camp Half-Blood”. So without further adieu…
10 Reasons Summer Would Be Better At Camp Half-Blood
- You get to have sword fights.
- You get to explore your powers.
- You get to make your own weapons.
- You get to go on quests.
- You get to hang out with other half-bloods.
- You get to learn from Demi-Gods.
- You get trained to kill monsters.
- You might get to meet and actual God.
- You get to learn spells.
- You get to learn how to read Greek.
If you or your kids haven’t had a chance to read the Percy Jackson series yet, on June 15th, The Lightning Thief will be discounted to $.99 across all eBook accounts for one full week (6/15-6/22). It also includes a sneak peek chapter excerpt from Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book One: The Sword of Summer.
MAGNUS CHASE SNEAK PEEK ON RICKRIORDAN.COM
Catch a sneak peek of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book One: The Sword of Summer available online at ReadRiordan.com!
BARNES & NOBLE COLLECTOR’S EDITION
The perfect gift for new and faithful Percy fans: Barnes & Noble offers customers an exclusive Collector’s Edition of The Lightning Thief to celebrate the 10th anniversary. This version includes extra content from both author and illustrator as well as a specially designed jacket and endpapers. Purchase here.
10TH ANNIVERSARY ACTIVITY KIT
Available starting June 12th, visit ReadRiordan.com to download a special 10th anniversary Percy Pack Activity Kit.
ABOUT THE SERIES
Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse–Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends–one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena–Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.
CELEBRATE PERCY’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY with The Lightning Thief, the book that started the internationally best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.
THE LIGHTNING THIEF has sold millions of copies worldwide, appears on school reading lists nationwide, and inspired a major motion picture. Accolades include:
· Included in Time Magazine’s 2014 List of 100 best Young-Adult Books of All Times
· A New York Times Notable Book of 20015
· A Child Magazine Best Book of the Year
· A School Library Journal Best Book of 2005
· More than 6 year on the New York Times Best Sellers List (and counting!)
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One (1) winner receives the complete Percy Jackson and the Olympians box set!
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