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Contributor(s): Riordan, Rick

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ISBN: 1423101480     ISBN-13: 9781423101482
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 2008

Annotation: When Percy Jackson receives an urgent distress call from his friend Grover, he immediately prepares for battle. He knows he'll need his powerful demigod allies, Annabeth and Thalia, at his side; his trusty bronze sword, Riptide; and . . . a ride from his mom. The demigods race to the rescue to find that the Titan Lord Kronos has set up his most devious trap yet and that the young heroes have just fallen prey.

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Mythology, Greek; Fiction.
Artemis (Greek deity); Fiction.
Animals, Mythical; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2008008926
Lexile Measure: 630
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 7.75" H x 5.50" W x 0.75" (0.50 lbs) 312 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 114711
Reading Level: 4.2   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 10.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q41181
Reading Level: 4.3   Interest Level: Grades 6-8   Point Value: 18.0
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Contributor Bio(s):
Rick Riordan is also the author of the New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: The Lightning Thief and Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book Two: The Sea of Monsters. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2007 Fall)
Percy Jackson, modern-day half-blood son of Poseidon, returns to face mythical monsters while on a cross-country trip. Percy's kept occupied fighting skeleton warriors and Atlas himself. The plot may seem a little muddled to those unfamiliar with the earlier books. However, the high-powered action sequences, humorous transposition of Olympian legends to the modern day, and direct, unassuming narration remain big draws. Copyright 2007 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Horn Book Magazine Reviews (Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2007 #3)
Hero Percy Jackson, the modern-day half-blood son of Poseidon, returns to face mythical monsters and the enemies of the Olympian gods on a cross-country trip to San Francisco. Percy, his satyr-friend Grover, Zeus's daughter Thalia, and two Hunters are on a quest to rescue Artemis, who was kidnapped by the Titan Kronos's henchmen. Percy hopes to find his friend Annabeth on his quest as well, since she disappeared and is presumed captured, but he's kept occupied fighting skeleton warriors, a manticore, and Atlas himself, sent by Kronos and the traitorous half-blood Luke. The prophecy that a child of the "big three" (Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades) will gain the power to overthrow Olympus is touched on lightly here but left for a sequel to unpack fully, so the plot may seem a little muddled, especially to those unfamiliar with the earlier books (The Lightning Thief, rev. 7/05; The Sea of Monsters, rev. 5/06). However, the high-powered action sequences, humorous transposition of Olympian legends to the modern day, and direct, unassuming narration remain big draws for fans of the series, who will enjoy imagining themselves in the young heroes' dilemmas -- and will look forward to more. Copyright 2007 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2007 April #4)
Picking up where The Sea of Monsters (full of "humor, intelligence and expert pacing," according to a starred PW review) left off, Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, journeys to Westover Hall after getting a distress call from his best friend Grover (introduced as a satyr in The Lighting Thief). Once there, Grover informs Percy and their other friend Annabeth (the daughter of Zeus) about two new half-bloods, with unknown parentage. Unprepared for the battle that lies ahead, the three friends must contend with these new half-bloods and survive the sinister machinations of the Titan Lord Kronos in The Titan's Curse, the third installment of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. (Disney, $17.95 320p ages 10-up ISBN 978-1-4231-0145-1; May) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2007 May)

Gr 6-9 –In this installment, Riordan continues to enliven ancient mythology with wit, contemporary staging, and teenage heroics. Percy Jackson is now 14, a bit older and wiser, yet still entangled with the Fates. Friends, monsters, dysfunctional gods, and the romantic stirrings of all things natural and mythological are encountered. His good friend, if oft-time rival, Annabeth (daughter of Athena) is missing, as is Artemis, goddess of the hunt. Joined by best buddy Grover-the-goat-boy and an argumentative array of accomplices, Percy sets off to fulfill, and hopefully foil, the foreboding prophecy of the Oracle. Plagued by ominous dreams, thwarted by hideous monsters, and challenged by conflicting partnerships, the search party's success hinges on unlikely unity. The droll pitch is teen-perfect, as when Apollo heats up the scene by arriving in his fire-red Maserati, wearing jeans, a sleeveless T-shirt, and loafers. "'Wow,' Thalia muttered, 'Apollo is hot.' 'He's the sun god,' I said. 'That's not what I meant.'" Intricate prophecies and relationships are neatly braided into the adventurous plot. Teachers will cheer for Percy Jackson and the Olympians as they inspire students to embrace Greek mythology and score the ultimate Herculean challenge: getting kids to read. All in all, a winner of Olympic proportions and a surefire read-aloud.–Alison Follos, North Country School, Lake Placid, NY

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