The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief

The Graphic Novel

Book - 2010
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You've read the book. You've seen the movie. Now submerge yourself in the thrilling, stunning, and action-packed graphic novel.

Mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking out of the pages of twelve-year-old Percy Jackson's textbooks and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now, he and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus.

Series creator Rick Riordan joins forces with some of the biggest names in the comic book industry to tell the story of a boy who must unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.
Publisher: New York : Disney/Hyperion Books, ©2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781423116967
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Percy Jackson & the Olympians


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Jun 02, 2018

I love Riordan's work and my personal favorite is still The Lightning Theif.
I recomend this for anybody looking for mythical insparation.

May 27, 2017

As the owner of this actual book, it is significantly thinner than what I would have liked. But I guess graphic novels are always shorter than what the actual books are. Some parts with sass and humour were cut, which frustrated me a bit when reading. I get that the publishers or editors may have thought they weren't "important enough" to waste a few pages on, but it still annoys me a bit. The major stuff was mostly all covered though, and it still trumps the movie by a solid landslide.
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Jul 03, 2016

I liked the illustrations for the most part.

It's a little confusing if you haven't read the books first. There are a couple plot points that got left out with this version...

Kereesa Jul 09, 2015

Terrible adaptation.

Jan 12, 2015

This was actually a pretty good representation of the book material. Some spots were skimmed over but not too much.

Jun 27, 2014


Jun 19, 2014

It's sooo good you should really totally read it. It's a can't put down book!!! :)

orange_dolphin_185 May 27, 2014

This is similar to Sea of Monsters very adventurous and it is a graphic novel

Jun 25, 2013

not completely sticking to the book, but much better than the movie.

jkiller45 Jun 20, 2013

the lightning theif was a great book so i give it a five

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Oct 03, 2016

red_dove_153 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

blue_rabbit_2163 May 27, 2016

blue_rabbit_2163 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Sep 16, 2015

regionalatbest thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 16

Lilsysweety Apr 30, 2015

Lilsysweety thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 99

orange_dolphin_185 May 27, 2014

orange_dolphin_185 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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green_falcon_60 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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violet_dolphin_192 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 99

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orange_dolphin_185 May 27, 2014

Percy has to find and return Zeus master bolt. Along the way he faces dangers finally he gets the master bolt back to Zeus


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