The Lightning Thief Book

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The Lightning Thief is an American fantasy-adventure novel based on Greek mythology, the first young adult novel written by Rick Riordan in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. The manuscript was sold in an auction to Miramax Books, an imprint of Hyperion Books for Children and thus Disney Publishing (succeeded by the Disney Hyperion imprint).

The novel charts the adventures of modern-day twelve-year-old Percy Jackson as he discovers he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and the Greek god Poseidon. Percy and his friends Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood go on a quest to find Zeus’s stolen lightning bolt and prevent a war between the gods Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades.

The Lightning Thief was published in July 2005. The book has sold over 1.2 million copies in the subsequent four years, appearing on The New York Times children’s Best Seller list and being listed as one of the Young Adult Library Services Association’s Best Books for Young Adults, among other awards. It was adapted into a film named Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief released in the United States on February 12, 2010. This novel is followed by The Sea of Monsters and spawned two sequel series and the extended universe of the Camp Half-Blood chronicles.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: I ACCIDENTALLY VAPORIZE MY PRE-ALGEBRA TEACHER

Chapter 2: THREE OLD LADIES KNIT THE SOCKS OF DEATH

Chapter 3: GROVER UNEXPECTEDLY LOSES HIS PANTS

Chapter 4: MY MOTHER TEACHES ME BULLFIGHTING

Chapter 5: I PLAY PINOCHLE WITH A HORSE

Chapter 6: I BECOME SUPREME LORD OF THE BATHROOM

Chapter 7: MY DINNER GOES UP IN SMOKE

Chapter 8: WE CAPTURE A FLAG

Chapter 9: I AM OFFERED A QUEST

Chapter 10: I RUIN A PERFECTLY GOOD BUS

Chapter 11: WE VISIT THE GARDEN GNOME EMPORIUM

Chapter 12: WE GET ADVICE FROM A POODLE

Chapter 13: I PLUNGE TO MY DEATH

Chapter 14: I BECOME A KNOWN FUGITIVE

Chapter 15: A GOD BUYS USCHEESEBURGERS

Chapter 16: WE TAKE A ZEBRA TO VEGAS

Chapter 17: WE SHOP FOR WATER BEDS

Chapter 18: ANNABETH DOESOBEDIENCESCHOOL

Chapter 19: WE FIND OUT THE TRUTH, SORT OF

Chapter 20: I BATTLE MY JERK RELATIVE

Chapter 21: I SETTLE MY TAB

Chapter 22: THE PROPHECY COMES TRUE



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