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The Lightning Thief
by Rick Riordan and Robert Venditti and Attila Futaki and Jose Villarrubia


Overview - You've read the book. You've seen the movie. Now submerge yourself in the thrilling, stunning, and action-packed graphic novel.
Mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking out of the pages of twelve-year-old Percy Jackson's textbooks and into his life.
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More About The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan; Robert Venditti; Attila Futaki; Jose Villarrubia
 
 
 
Overview
You've read the book. You've seen the movie. Now submerge yourself in the thrilling, stunning, and action-packed graphic novel.
Mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking out of the pages of twelve-year-old Percy Jackson's textbooks and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now, he and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus.
Series creator Rick Riordan joins forces with some of the biggest names in the comic book industry to tell the story of a boy who must unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781423116967
  • ISBN-10: 1423116968
  • Publisher: Hyperion Books
  • Publish Date: October 2010
  • Page Count: 128
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds

Series: Percy Jackson & the Olympians Graphic Novels #1

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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Action & Adventure - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2010-10-04
  • Reviewer: Staff

Venditti's adaptation of the critically acclaimed first installment of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series faces a daunting challenge: to present a beloved, contemporary, young adult fantasy novel as a 128-page visual narrative. But the team succeeds in spectacular fashion. Venditti (The Surrogates) takes the story of the half-blood Percy--who discovers that he is both the son of a god and the prime suspect in a theft of cosmic implications--and forges an adaptation that does justice not simply to Riordan's story but works perfectly as a graphic novel. The book retains the excellent pacing of the original and gives a face to Riordan's vision of the mythological made modern. Futaki's artwork is exemplary, but what leaves such a lasting impression is Villarrubia's coloring, which reveals both subtlety and spectacle when needed. The graphic novel compression must, of necessity, sacrifice something, namely some of the humor of the original. Ages 10–up. (Oct.)

 
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