Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Book to Movie: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

I LOVE the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series of books by Rick Riordan. For me, Percy Jackson ranks right up there with Harry Potter...seriously! So, if you have a young reader, or you are a reader who feels young, pick up The Lightning Thief, you won't be disappointed.

In the meantime, for those of you who are up-to-date on your Percy Jackson, the first movie, directed by Chris Columbus, will be in theaters February 12, 2010.

Check out the cast in this movie! Uma Thurman is Medusa, Rosario Dawson is Persephone, Pierce Brosnan is Chiron, Kevin McKidd (Owen from Gray's Anatomy) plays Poseidon, and the list goes on and on. Catherine Keener, Joe Pantoliano, Melina Kanakaredes...awesome casting.

Below is the new teaser trailer -- more to come, I'm sure.

Visit the website: Percy Jackson And the Olympians, the Movie

Also visit: Rick Riordan

If you have not read the books, and are interested in purchasing them, here is a boxed set of books 1 - 3:

Or visit your local independent book dealer. To find one in your area, click on the IndieBound link to your left.


catherine said...

Now I know what I'm doing over my February break. Alison, I know you're doing a lot of "adult" reading, but one young adult book you might like is Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. His description is lovely to read, and the story's a quick read. It's one of the novels we use to teach in 7th grade.

Alison said...

Thanks for the recommendation, Catherine! I'll definitely go check it out!

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