The lightning thief / Rick Riordan.
by Riordan, Rick.Series: Publisher: New York : Miramax Books, 2006, c2005Edition: 1st Hyperion Paperbacks ed.Description: 377 p.ISBN: 0786838655 (pbk.); 9780786838653 (pbk.); 1415662983 (BWI bdg.); 9781415662984 (BWI bdg.); 9781417732470; 1417732474; 9780756966034; 0756966035.Subject(s): Mythology, Greek | Identity (Philosophical concept) | Mythology, Greek | Identity | FantasyDDC classification: [Fic]
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I accidentally vaporize my pre-algebra teacher -- Three old ladies knit the socks of death -- Grover unexpectedly loses his pants -- My mother teaches me bullfighting -- I play pinochle with a horse -- I become supreme lord of the bathroom -- My dinner goes up in smoke -- We capture a flag -- I am offered a quest -- I ruin a perfectly good bus -- We visit the Garden Gnome Emporium -- We get advice from a poodle -- I plunge to my death -- I become a known fugitive -- God buys us cheeseburgers -- We take a zebra to Vegas -- We shop for water beds -- Annabeth does obedience school -- We find out the truth, sort of -- I battle my jerk relative -- I settle my tab -- Prophecy comes true.
Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson learns he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea. His mother sends him to a summer camp for demigods where he and his new friends set out on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.