The Lightning Thief, the Graphic Novel: Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book One

By: Rick Riordan

Robert Venditti

Illustrator: Attila Futaki


Note: This title cannot be used for free books, substitutions or exchanges. If you have any questions please contact Customer Service.

ISBN: 9781423116967


Sensitive Areas: Violence
Topics: Greek mythology , Camps , Friendship , Fathers and sons , Greek deities , Poseidon , Hades , Zeus

$21.99  Member Price


Add to Wishlist

Like this book? Get more like it every month.

Graphic Novels Middle Plus

Grades 5-8

14 titles/year

$242.20/year

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist, Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal

School Library Journal

Riordan’s highly popular “Olympians” series (Hyperion/Disney) is now a graphic novel. Half-Blood Percy Jackson is the son of a mortal mother and the Greek god Poseidon, which explains why he has always felt out of place among his schoolmates. After learning of his paternity, he is charged with the dangerous mission of locating his Riordan’s highly popular “Olympians” series (Hyperion/Disney) is now a graphic novel. Half-Blood Percy Jackson is the son of a mortal mother and the Greek god Poseidon, which explains why he has always felt out of place among his schoolmates. After learning of his paternity, he is charged with the dangerous mission of locating his Uncle Zeus’s missing lightning bolt and returning this symbol of power to its rightful owner. Expert editing keeps the salient parts of the story intact while showcasing the additional storytelling capabilities that the graphic format allows. Excellent panel layout makes the story line easy to follow. The use of angled panels in highly dramatic action scenes is particularly effective. As readers follow Percy’s adventures, they are also keenly aware of his personal struggles, as facial expressions help readers to relate to this boy “who doesn’t fit in.” Illustrations brilliantly illuminate the story, portraying seamless world-blending, from typical school drama and well-known U.S. landmarks to mythological elements. A man seated in one panel casually stands to reveal his true identity as a centaur, the eerie woman seated in the attic is an Oracle, and the Nereid of the undersea kingdom seems a natural part of Percy’s world. This blend of mythology and magic with realistic action and adventure brings an added dimension and delightful nuances to this adaptation of the well-known novel. Both ardent followers of Riordan’s books and those new to the series will not be disappointed.—Barbara M. Moon, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY

Junior Library Guild

  • A faithful adaptation of the wildly popular first book in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians adventure series.
  • Percy’s story is both exciting and moving as he attempts to fulfill his quest, save his mother, and answer fundamental questions about his identity.
  • Attila Futaki’s kinetic drawings and José
    • A faithful adaptation of the wildly popular first book in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians adventure series.
    • Percy’s story is both exciting and moving as he attempts to fulfill his quest, save his mother, and answer fundamental questions about his identity.
    • Attila Futaki’s kinetic drawings and José Villarubia’s bright coloring vividly depict the story’s fast-paced action. The art also realistically portrays the magical Camp Half-Blood and the mythical creatures therein.
    • The ways that the Greek gods appear in familiar places such as a bus station, a New York City skyscraper, and the offices of a Los Angeles record company, are fun and inventive.

Book Details

ISBN

9781423116967

Genre

Dewey Classification

741.5/973

Trim Size

6" x 9"

Page Count

128

Accelerated Reader

Level 3.1; Points: 1;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 4.7; Points: 19;

Lexile

Level 740L

Format

Print Book

Edition

-

Publisher

Disney-Hyperion

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Violence

Topics

Greek mythology, Camps, Friendship, Fathers and sons, Greek deities, Poseidon, Hades, Zeus,

Standard MARC Record

Download Standard MARC Record

Cover Art

Download Cover Art

Titles in Series: Percy Jackson & the Olympians

Graphic Novels Middle

$19.99

Graphic Novels Middle

$19.99
Out of stock

Graphic Novels Middle

$19.99

Recommended Titles From Graphic Novels Middle Plus

New Kid

by Jerry Craft

Graphic Novels Middle Plus

$17.30
Out of stock

Graphic Novels Middle Plus

$17.30

Making Friends

by Kristen Gudsnuk

Graphic Novels Middle Plus

$17.30

Graphic Novels Middle Plus

$17.30
Copyright © 2017 Magento, Inc. All rights reserved.