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1 A Look at Rick Riordan Creator of the masterful Percy Jackson novels

2 He has been writing for as long as he can remember - he even sent his first story in to be published when he was only 13 years old ( … they said no) RICK RIORDAN born on June 5th, 1964 In San Antonio, TX He is also married with two sons … …. They all love his stories!

3 RICK RIORDAN … & his life before the Percy Jackson novels … Rick Riordan was a middle school teacher for 15 years. He taught: Social Studies Language Arts Mythology & to 6th, 7th, & 8th Graders..

4 RICK RIORDAN … & his life before the Percy Jackson novels … While he was teaching, Riordan also wrote mystery novels for adults. Tres Navarre was the main character. His students were always curious about the books he wrote, but Riordan strongly urged them to wait until they were older to read them. Usually they read them anyway. Riordan says he could always tell because they looked at him funny after that.

5 Inspiration for Young Adult Novels Riordan always told his sons magical bed time stories made up of Greek and Norse myths. One night he ran out of stories to tell, and his son asked him to make up a new story with the same characters … That was the moment that Riordan created his beloved character Percy Jackson and a #1 New York Times best-selling series was born!

6 Riordan ’ s son Haley has ADHD and dyslexia, just like Percy Jackson. Riordan says that Percy shows everyone who has ADHD and/or dyslexia that it ’ s not bad to be different.

7 Percy Jackson & the Olympians These fantasy novels are appealing to lovers of fantasy or those new to the genre. The stories center around Percy, a “ half blood ” (half god - half mortal) And his journeys to save Olympus and the world!

8 The Lightning Thief Twelve year old Percy Jackson is about to embark on the most dangerous quest of his life. Zeus ’ s master Lightning Bolt has been stolen and Percy is given the task of finding it - and returning it to Mount Olympus. This book is full of twists & turns and perfectly mixes entertaining mythological stories with action and adventure. There are 5 books in this series!  2005

9 Percy Jackson and the Olympians A New York Times Bestseller School Library Journal A New York Times Notable Book of 2005 Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book List, 2005 ALA Notable Book for 2005 YALSA Best Book for Young Adults (and many more … )

10 Read all 5 already? Try this new Heroes of Olympus book!  October 2010 This is the 1st book in a five book series. It stars the characters we love from the Percy Jackson books, along with a whole new generation of half-bloods. Join the ranks of Camp Half Blood again as these new heroes embark on an exciting and dangerous journey! The next book will come out in October 2011!

11 #1 New York Times bestseller #1 USA Today bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller #1 Indiebound bestseller #1 UK bestseller  October 2010

12 The Kane Chronicles The Kane series is just beginning. The first book, The Red Pyramid, stars Dr. Julius Kane (an amazing Egyptologist) and his two children Carter (14) & Sadie (12). It packs just as much adventure as the Percy Jackson books, but centers around the waking of the Egyptian Gods and a quest to destroy the Red Pyramid.  May 2010

13 Book Two! The next book in the Kane Chronicles will come out in MAY 2011 -- stay tuned for more information!!

14 A #1 New York Times Bestseller A School Library Journal Best Book of 201 0  May 2010

15 Young Adult FANTASY Books


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