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THE LIGHTNING THIEF

Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One

By Rick Riordan

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PLOT SUMMARY

GREEK MYTHOLOGY

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

12

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

16

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

20

REFERENCE RESOURCES

23

PLOT SUMMARY
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CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES
Gods of Olympus
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A TALK WITH RICK RIORDAN


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THE LIGHTNING THIEF


By Rick Riordan

HC: 978-0-7868-5629-9s$17.95
PBK: 978-0-7868-3865-3s$7.99

114 Fifth Avenue


New York, NY 10011-5690
hyperionbooksforchildren.com
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