Percy Jackson and the Greek Heroes

by Rick Riordan

Part of the Percy Jackson's Greek Myths Series

Children's & YA Fiction Historical fiction Fantasy

LoveReading Expert Review of Percy Jackson and the Greek Heroes

The fabulous Percy Jackson himself takes the reader back, to roughly 4,000 years ago and tells the stories of twelve Greek Heroes. This isn't about Percy, however his unique voice shines through as he tells the tales in his own audacious way. This is funny and witty and mixes modern day with ancient times in a way that shouldn't work, but oh how it does, brilliantly. The tales include Jason and the Golden Fleece, Hercules and his tasks and Otrera’s Amazons (they don't all end happily). Percy helpfully tells you how to pronounce some of the more difficult names and gives his own sage advice along the way. By the end of ‘Percy Jackson and the Greek Heroes’, after the chuckles and cackles have stopped, it’s worth celebrating Rick Riordan for the magician wordsmith, and cloaked ninja of an educator that he truly is.

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Percy Jackson and the Greek Heroes Synopsis

IIn this gripping follow-up to Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods, demigod Percy Jackson tells the stories of twelve of the original Greek heroes in all their gory, bloodthirsty glory. Want to know who cut off Medusa's head? Which hero was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus, the winged horse? Percy has all the answers...

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About This Edition

ISBN: 9780141362250
Publication date: 5th May 2016
Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 560 pages
Collections: 20+ Terrific Books Featuring Greek Myths ,
Primary Genre Children's & YA Fiction
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Praise for the Percy Jackson series

Puns, jokes and subtle wit, alongside a gripping storyline Telegraph

Riordan takes the reader back to the stories we love; then shakes the cobwebs out of them Eoin Colfer

Witty and inspired. Gripping, touching and deliciously satirical The Times

Perfectly paced, with electrifying moments chasing each other like heartbeats New York Times

It's Buffy meets Artemis Fowl. Thumbs up Sunday Times

Funny ...very exciting ...but it's the storytelling that will get readers hooked. After all, this is the stuff of legends Guardian

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About Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is an award-winning mystery writer. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Rick's first novel featuring the heroic young demigod, was the overall winner of the Red House Children's Book Award in 2006.

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