Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
The lightning thief is a 2005 american-fantasy-adventure novel based on greek mythology, the first young adult novel written by rick riordan in the percy jackson & the olympians series. It won the adult library services association best books for young adults, among other awards.
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With the cold weather setting in and the stress of the christmas holiday approaching, the heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. A few days in paradise should do wonders for greg and his frazzled family. But the heffleys soon discover that paradise isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be. Sun-poisoning, stomach troubles and venomous creatures all threaten to ruin the family’s vacation.
The 30 letters in letters from a father to his daughter were written by nehru in the summer of 1928, when indira was in mussoorie, and he was in allahabad. To make up for his absence, he wrote these letters. He wanted to make his daughter aware of her circumstances, of her environment. Nehru’s intention was to nurture indira’s young and impressionable mind with an unprejudiced view of history, as well as the current state of affairs.
Emily is delighted when her family returns to brightport, but their attempts to follow neptune’s orders to bring humans and merfolk together seem doomed. Thrown out of mermaid school and scorned by her old enemy, mandy rushton, emily goes in search of the lost sirens who were banished by neptune to a top secret undersea cavern. Only when she uncovers the sirens’ true story can she put the pieces of her own life back together.
In 1942, with the nazis occupying holland, a thirteen-year-old jewish girl and her family fled their home in amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the gestapo, the franks and another family lived cloistered in the “secret annexe” of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death.
Percy jackson, son of poseidon, god of the sea, has woken from a very deep sleep and come face to face with two snake-haired ladies who refuse to die but they’re the least of his problems. Because percy finds himself at a camp for half-bloods, which doesn’t ring any bells for him. There’s just one name he remembers from his past. Annabeth..
Harry potter’s summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called dobby, and rescue from the dursleys by his friend ron weasley in a magical flying car! Back at hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry for his second year, harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors – and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone … Dobby’s sinister predictions seem to be coming true.
Since his mother’s death six years ago, carter kane has been living out of a suitcase, traveling the globe with his father, the brilliant egyptologist dr. Julius kane. But while carter’s been homeschooled, his younger sister, sadie, has been living with their grandparents in london. Sadie has just what carter wants — school friends and a chance at a “normal” life. But carter has just what sadie longs for — time with their father. After six years of living apart, the siblings have almost nothing in common. Until now.
Dark times have come to hogwarts. After the dementors’ attack on his cousin dudley, harry potter knows that voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the dark lord’s return, but harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at grimmauld place to fight against the dark forces.
Greg heffley finds himself thrust into a new year and a new school where undersize weaklings share the corridors with kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving. Desperate to prove his new found maturity, which only going up a grade can bring, greg is happy to have his not-quite-so-cool sidekick, rowley, along for the ride? But when rowley’s star starts to rise, greg tries to use his best friend’s popularity to his own advantage. Recorded in his diary with comic pictures and his very own words, this test of greg and rowley’s friendship unfolds with hilarious results.
In diary of an awesome friendly kid, rowley writes about his experiences and agrees to play the role of biographer for greg along the way. (after all, one day greg will be rich and famous, and everyone will want to know his life’s story.) But rowley is a poor choice for the job, and his ‘biography’ of greg is a hilarious mess. Diary of an awesome friendly kid: rowley jefferson’s journal offers readers a new way to look at the wimpy world – one fan won’t want to miss!
Once the walls come down, all sorts of problems start to crop up. Rotten wood, toxic mold, unwelcome critters, and something even more sinister all makes greg and his family wonders if the renovations are worth the trouble. When the dust finally settles, will the heffleys be able to stay . . . Or will they need to get out of town?
The former god apollo is having a pretty rough time of it. Well, for one thing, he’s been turned into a human and banished from olympus. And he’s called lester. But being an awkward mortal teenager is the least of his worries right now. Though he and some of his friends have emerged from the burning maze, rescued the oracle and lived to fight another day, they can’t escape the tragedy that has befallen them, or the terrible trials still to face.