I have to say I am addicted to mythology and have been for many, many years. Greek, Roman, Native American, etc. Makes no difference.
Rick Riordan has brought back my childhood obsession in a fun and child friendly way. Yes, kids are in danger, mortal danger, but it feels more like excitement as you read. The detail in which he covers the Greek gods and the stories around them are enjoyable, not like reading the encyclopedia. I also loved the gods personalities. Riordan wonderfully describes the gods making them more believable and, to some degree, likable. The heroes are great. You even end up cheering on Luke in the end.
Great job and I plan to read these to my fourth graders next year!
Reading the series before I post a review. Here are the five I am working on:
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2)
The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3)
The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4)
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)
I am on book three now so I should be done in about 2 weeks as I am also reading the Kane Chronicles and the Heroes of Olympus series’ by Rick Riordan as well.
Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid (#1); The Throne of Fire (#2)
Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero (#1)
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
lesson plan for percy jackson and the lightning thief (dougalchilton.typepad.com)