Happy 10th Anniversary, Percy Jackson! We’re big Rick Riordan fans in our family, so I’m thrilled to be a part of the #ReadRiordan Percy Pack. To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the series’ start, we will be posting about the series nearly every month throughout the summer and fall.
I credit Rick Riordan for cementing my kids’ love of mythology and for making them realize that there were other worthy books beyond Harry Potter — quite a difficult feat. You’ll be hearing from my kids in future Percy Pack posts, so you can see what all the fuss is about directly from the series’ target audience. Of course, Riordan’s books aren’t just for kids. As a mother, I’ve loved watching Percy mature, face his fears, and fulfill his destiny. So whether you’re discovering the books for the first time or a die-hard Riordan fan, this is a special year to read or re-read the original series.
♦ 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.
♦ SUMMER SPECIAL DEAL: JUNE 15 – JUNE 22
The perfect moment to get your friends hooked on the series you love! On June 15th, The Lightning Thief will be discounted to $.99 across all eBook accounts (like iBooks, NOOK, and Kindle) 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.
♦ 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
Visit ReadRiordan.com to download a special 10th anniversary Percy Pack Activity Kit.
♦ CELEBRATE PERCY’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY with The Lightning Thief, the book that started the internationally best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.
- 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!)
♦ GIVEAWAY! In honor of the 10th Anniversary of Percy Jackson, we’re giving away a box-set of the original Percy Jackson series. Open to US addresses only. Prizes provided by Disney-Hyperion. To enter, leave a comment by 11:59PM June 30th. For extra entries, follow us on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway. Celebrate Percy Jackson's 10th anniversary! @TeenLitRocks is giving away a Box Set of @rickriordan… Click To Tweet
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