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Heroes of Olympus, The, Book One the Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus, The, Book One)
Contributor(s): Riordan, Rick (Author)

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ISBN: 142311339X     ISBN-13: 9781423113393
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: October 2010

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure - General
- Juvenile Fiction | Legends, Myths, Fables - Greek & Roman
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2010015469
Age Level: 10-14
Grade Level: 5-9
Lexile Measure: 660(Not Available)
Series: Heroes of Olympus
Physical Information: 1.8" H x 6" W x 8.3" (1.70 lbs) 576 pages
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Awards: Garden State Teen Book Award, Winner, Fiction (Grades 6-8), 2013
Buckeye Children's Book Award, Nominee, Grades 3-5, 2011
Colorado Blue Spruce Award, Winner, Young Adult, 2013
Massachusetts Children's Book Award, Nominee, Children's Book, 2013
Young Reader's Choice Award, Winner, Junior/Grades 4-6, 2013
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 10/25/2010
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2011 pg. 99
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 02/01/2011
Voice of Youth Advocates 02/01/2011 - Recommended - Readable
School Library Journal 02/01/2011 pg. 118
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2011 pg. 81
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 140427
Reading Level: 4.5   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 19.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
Rick Riordan, the best-selling author of the Percy Jackson series, pumps up the action and suspense in The Lost Hero, the first book in The Heroes of Olympus series.
Riordan extends the franchise in a logical direction while maximizing the elements that made the first series so popular: irreverent heroes, plenty of tension-filled moments fighting monsters, and authentic classical mythology mixed in with modern life.--Horn Book
  • A New York Times best-seller
  • A spin-off of the blockbuster Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, but stands on its own
  • Combines Roman and Greek mythology
  • Told from the points of view of a diverse cast of demigods
  • Memorable characters, witty dialogue, and non-stop action have made this series popular across the globe
  • Perfect for middle grade readers but can be enjoyed by older readers, too
Jason has a problem. He doesn't remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently she's his girlfriend Piper, his best friend is a kid named Leo, and they're all students in the Wilderness School, a boarding school for "bad kids." What he did to end up here, Jason has no idea--except that everything seems very wrong.

Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, and her vivid nightmares reveal that he's in terrible danger. Now her boyfriend doesn't recognize her, and when a freak storm and strange creatures attack during a school field trip, she, Jason, and Leo are whisked away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood. What is going on?

Leo has a way with tools. His new cabin at Camp Half-Blood is filled with them. Seriously, the place beats Wilderness School hands down, with its weapons training, monsters, and fine-looking girls. What's troubling is the curse everyone keeps talking about, and that a camper's gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist they are all--including Leo--related to a god.

Fans of demigods, prophecies, and quests will be left breathless--and panting for Book Two.

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