The tremendously popular and critically acclaimed The Lightning Thief, written by Rick Riordan, is the first novel in the series Percy Jackson & The Olympians. In Riordan’s tale, Greek myth and modern culture collide in a perfectly balanced concoction, yielding a rollicking adventure that will electrify readers. Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is no angel; he has, in fact, been kicked out of several boarding schools, his troublemaking tendencies being a definite factor. When a school trip goes awry, Percy finds himself battling a harpy with deadly intentions, and he is left with multiple questions, causing him to wonder about his true identity. The boy later becomes acquainted with his mythological background, discovering that while he is the son of a mortal woman, he is also the son of Poseidon, the legendary sea god, which makes Percy a demigod. When the boy is accused of stealing Zeus’ famous thunderbolt, Percy and his friends, satyr Grover Underwood and Annabeth Chase, another demigod, set out on a journey to discover the thunderbolt’s whereabouts, an expedition with a tick-tocking ten-day deadline. Riordan’s adventure tale is, first and foremost, a variety of fun exploits, narrated with a sardonic wit that will keep readers laughing. However, The Lightning Thief also serves as a wonderful introduction to Greek mythology, and the underlying social commentary makes Riordan’s novel a worthwhile read for students ages 10 and up.
Containing numerous literary activities such as worksheets and vocabulary games, this Student Workbook/Study Guide is integral to benefiting students with the skills they need to prepare for state standardized tests. Lesson plans can easily be organized from an array of reproducible exercises shaped to enhance critical thinking skills and analytical competency.This eBook is an entry in the BMI Level 1 Literature Guides series, comprised of the following titles: Al Capone Does My Shirts; The Cay; Chains; Copper Sun; The Giver; Holes; The Lightning Thief; The Watsons Go to Birmingham; Rules; No Talking; Flush; Diary of a Wimpy Kid; Graveyard Book; Al Capone Shines My Shoes; Three Cups of Tea; Esperanza Rising. All aforementioned eBook Literature Guides can be viewed by clicking on the ‘View All In Series’ button to the left.