Percy Jackson Pbk 5-BOOK Boxed Set (percy Jackson And The Olympians)
- Number of Pages: 1824
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
At last the wait is over! This value-priced set consists of the best-selling The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters,The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympians. Whether it is for readers who are experiencing Percy's thrilling adventures with Greek gods and monsters for the very 1st time or for fans who wish to devour the saga again, this gift will be prized by young and old. All five books in the blockbuster Percy Jackson too because the Olympus series, in paperback, have been collected in a box fit for demigods.
Product Description At final the wait is over! This beautiful set includes the best-selling The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Battle with the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympians. All 5 books in the blockbuster Percy Jackson as well merely because the Olympus series, in hardcover, happen to be collected inside a box fit for demigods. Whether it is for readers who are experiencing Percy's thrilling adventures with Greek gods and monsters for the really first time or for fans who need to devour the saga again, this gift will be prized by young and old.
Amazon. How has the success with all the series affected your life? com: Since The Lightning Thief was published in 2005 it's sold much more than a million copies, and the four subsequent books inside the Percy Jackson in addition to the Olympians series have been blockbuster bestsellers among kids and adult readers alike. When you were writing the first story starring Percy Jackson, did you ever imagine it would turn into such a phenomenon?
I hoped the stories would get kids reading, but I never anticipated such exponential growth. It was not an overnight success, nor was it heavily marketed in the beginning. I measure accomplishment by anecdotes--the kid who told me he never liked books till he discovered The Lightning Thief, the parent who thanked me for turning her daughter into a reader, the teacher who said I turned her class around since they bonded over reading Percy Jackson each and every day. It really was a grassroots phenomenon. The Lightning Thief was passed around from kid to kid, teacher to teacher, parent to parent, together with the series got bigger with each single book. Still, I have trouble thinking in terms of millions. That's what it's all about for me.
It hasn't changed our life much other than making me busier, but doing something I love! I nonetheless drive the identical automobile. We try our best to keep things simple at residence. My kids go to the identical schools.
Amazon. com: You've said that you wrote this series for your son, Haley, who, like the book's hero Percy, has been diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia. How does Haley feel about being the inspiration for a bestselling series?
Riordan: Each my sons are usually my initial audience. They don't like it when classmates ask them to get my autograph. I read the manuscripts to them aloud to create sure they work for young readers. Haley likes to play down his value inside the genesis of the series, but I feel he's enjoyed expanding up with Percy, and I know it has enhanced his interest in writing. Both are proud, though getting teenagers they are also embarrassed by the attention they get at times. Recently he came into my office and announced the manuscript he is operating on now features a bigger word count than mine!
Amazon. com: Percy's stories are according to Greek mythology--classic tales which have been passed down for a significant quantity of years. What lessons can kids these days learn from the ancient myths?
Riordan: The stories have everything--romance, magic, mystery, action, and great characters. By reading about the struggles of gods and heroes, we learn a lot about getting human, and that's a thing that hasn't changed over the millennia. The Greek gods are our first superheroes. They have amazing powers, but they are also very human and subject to jealousy, envy, anger, and so on. Who wouldn't desire to be the son or daughter of a Greek god? Kids especially respond to them just due to the fact they are both powerful and accessible.
Amazon. com: Have you ever visited Greece? What was it like?
Riordan: I've been to both Italy and Greece, but only right after I completed the Percy Jackson series, which is ironic. Greece actually reminded me quite a bit of my property in Texas--hot, green, hilly, somewhat arid, except the ocean is much better in Greece. Those are really universal. One doesn't need to travel there, however, to appreciate the stories from mythology.
Amazon. Moreover, Percy's life is fairly free of technology, in contrast to many people today. Is there a message about the all-natural world that you're hoping to convey by means of Percy and Grover? com: Percy's guardian satyr, Grover, is strongly connected for the Earth, the well-being of animals, and humans' emotions.
Riordan: I don't consciously put messages in the books, since my job is telling a very good story, not preaching. However, I do pick up on themes from Greek mythology that still resonate in the modern world, and certainly man's relationship to nature is a single of those. It seemed a really relevant theme for modern readers. I've often been fascinated by the god Pan, and his reported death in ancient times.
Amazon. com: Percy encounters a lot of dangers all through his adventures--some that could be considered beyond the abilities of a regular 12-year-old. Although we know Percy is no normal kid, exactly where does he find the find the strength to overcome all of the challenges that he encounters?
Riordan: None of us knows what we're capable of till we are named to action. He goes from a 12-year-old who is unsure of himself and his relationship with his friends and family, to a 16-year-old young man who steps up and leads a war to save Olympus. Percy might have demigod abilities, but he's a very normal kid inside a very good deal of ways. He's afraid, unsure, doubtful, angry--all the things we would be if we were called to handle a crisis. But he does the job anyway, and that is the definition of courage. Most heroes are born out of dire circumstances, and Percy is no exception.
Amazon. What kinds of books had been your favorites when you had been a kid? Were you interested inside the ancient world when you had been Percy's age? com: It's often talked about that writers write about what they know.
Riordan: I've always loved mythology. I taught mythology in my personal classroom when I became a teacher, and it was consistently my students' favorite unit. I had a great English teacher who showed me that The Lord of the Rings (the only series I would read at age thirteen) was based on Norse myths, and from then on, I was a mythology buff.
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