What is JacketFlap

  • JacketFlap connects you to the work of more than 200,000 authors, illustrators, publishers and other creators of books for Children and Young Adults. The site is updated daily with information about every book, author, illustrator, and publisher in the children's / young adult book industry. Members include published authors and illustrators, librarians, agents, editors, publicists, booksellers, publishers and fans.
    Join now (it's free).

Book Creators

Upcoming Events

  • None

Recent Blog Posts

These are the most recent 10 blog posts about Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief in JacketFlap's Children's Publishing Blog Reader



Book Awards

  • IndieBound Bestseller
  • New York Times Bestseller
  • New York Times Bestseller

Editorial Reviews


JacketFlap Sponsors

Spread the word about books.
Put this Widget on your blog!
  • Powered by JacketFlap.com

Are you a book Publisher?
Learn about Widgets now!

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 376,543 Ratings and 27,095 Reviews

Book Description
Book Description

In this stunning collectors' edition of The Lightning Thief, Percy Jackson's world is brought to life with eight full-color plates by the series jacket artist John Rocco. The edition comes in an elegant slipcase with a ribbon bookmark, rough edges, and cloth cover--a perfect keepsake for fans of this truly epic series.

After getting expelled from yet another sc... More

Book Information
PublisherPenguin Young Readers Group
BindingPaperback (63 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages384
Publication Date05/30/2010
Read the First Chapter of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief for Free
The Creators
About Rick Riordan (Author) : I wrote a lot of short stories when I was young, and even sent a few in (to get rejected). My very first rejection note was from Isaac Asimov Science Fiction Magazine in 1978. My mother saved this fo... more
View Rick Riordan's profile
You must be a member of JacketFlap to add a video to this page. Please Log In or Register.
Reader Comments
11/18/2014 Lindsay Marchant

Add your reply to Lindsay       

10/31/2012 ES Ivy tagged as: I recommend, I read

Add your reply to ES       

12/13/2011 Alyssa Rixe

Add your reply to Alyssa       

8/17/2011 Yu-Hsuan Chiu said: If you love Greek Mythology then you would love this.

Add your reply to Yu-Hsuan       

8/2/2011 Paul A. said: Great story!

Add your reply to Paul       

1/23/2011 Deborah Copeland tagged as: I read, I'm reading

Add your reply to Deborah       

8/10/2010 Hiram Todd

Add your reply to Hiram       

6/30/2010 Natisha Rowell said:
I love mythology and adventure. My kids do too. The Lightning Thief has made my family Rick Riordan fans. I enjoyed this book, read it from cover to cover without really putting it down (at least not very much). My older son (10) has now read the book three times, and he still gets excited and co... more

tags: fantasy fiction

Add your reply to Natisha       

5/31/2010 Lisa Cresswell said: I read this book, half on the way to St. Louis on the plane, and the rest of it on the way back. It's a fun concept.
tags: I recommend, I read

Add your reply to Lisa       

3/22/2010 andrew jacobson

Add your reply to andrew       

3/17/2010 Nivi Engineer tagged as: I read

Add your reply to Nivi       

2/23/2010 Marty Shaw said:
This book has a special place in my heart. I have always been fond of Greek mythology because the tales of the gods and goddesses came from those who were not afraid to be among the first to lift up the veil of normal life to take a peek at the inner workings of the universe. The Lightning Thief ... more

tags: I recommend

Add your reply to Marty       

1/11/2010 Kathy Spielman

Add your reply to Kathy       

11/24/2009 Cole Rush

Add your reply to Cole       

9/28/2009 Nicole Markel said: Please read my review at Examiner.com. http://tinyurl.com/ybdztss
tags: I recommend, I read

Add your reply to Nicole       

9/16/2009 Kelly Hashway said: Great series!
tags: I recommend

Add your reply to Kelly       

6/22/2009 Haley M. said: A top favorite series of mine. Combining the real world and the world of greek mythology, this is a great series.
tags: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, I recommend, I read

Add your reply to Haley       

5/27/2009 Tracy O'Daniel

Add your reply to Tracy       

5/21/2009 Kristin Fulenwider said: Loved this book! It was a great tie to Greek Mythology. I had to think back on all I had learned in Middle School. Riordan really made each mythological creature and legend real!
tags: I recommend

Add your reply to Kristin       

1/29/2009 Renee Jones tagged as: I recommend, I read

Add your reply to Renee       

1/17/2009 David Bernstein said: I really enjoyed this book and now I am reading the next two.
tags: I recommend, Inspired me

Add your reply to David       

1/2/2009 Alex :) said: Good book ecspecially if you're into greek mythology. I read it while learning about greek mythology in school. I really enjoyed it.
tags: I read

Add your reply to Alex       

12/1/2008 Carl Schwanke said: What can I say that hasn't already been said about this fantastic series? The most original, exciting, inventive, series I've read in my 10 years as a librarian.
tags: greek mythology, fantasy, I read

Add your reply to Carl       

11/3/2008 Stephanie Rous said: I love the entire series. Presenting this to my students and my own middle school son was fun, and the books have not remained on the library bookshelf for longer than a day since they came in!
tags: I recommend, I read

Add your reply to Stephanie       

8/7/2008 Mandy Silberstein tagged as: I read

Add your reply to Mandy       

7/17/2008 Nancy Viau tagged as: I recommend

Add your reply to Nancy       

4/30/2008 Samantha Tai tagged as: I'm reading

Add your reply to Samantha       

2/24/2008 Kimberly Hirsh tagged as: To Read

Add your reply to Kimberly       

2/23/2008 kevan atteberry tagged as: I read

Add your reply to kevan       

10/18/2007 p dog tagged as: boybook

Add your reply to p       

8/21/2007 Becky Laney tagged as: I Read

Add your reply to Becky       

4/6/2007 Little Willow tagged as: I Read

Add your reply to Little       

Log In or Register to leave a comment about this book.

Amazon US Reviews
Write a review on Amazon.com for this book
Amazon UK Reviews
Write a review on Amazon.co.uk for this book
Barnes & Noble Reviews
Write a review on Barnes & Noble for this book
Goodreads Reviews
Write a review on Goodreads for this book