Demigods and Monsters
Your Favorite Authors on Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series
Lexile Measure: 1120L
Edited by Rick Riordan
Essays by Kathi Appelt, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Paul Collins, Cameron Dokey, Sarah Beth Durst, Jenny Han, Carolyn MacCullough, Sophie Masson, Elizabeth M. Rees, Ellen Steiber, and Elizabeth E. Wein
Teach Greek mythology with a twist
Written by a former middle school English and history teacher, the Percy Jackson and the Olympian series is a clever modern-day update of ancient Greek myth: its main character, Percy Jackson, is a twelve-year-old dyslexic boy who discovers he’s the son of the sea god Poseidon and ends up at the center of a winner-take-all clash between the gods of Olympus and the original Titans.
Paired with the Percy Jackson series, Demigods and Monsters is the perfect handbook for exploring Greek myth. Eleven essays explore everything from the hero’s journey to what Greek god would make the best parent; a glossary of Greek myth helps connect the characters in Riordan’s reinvention to the originals; and an introduction by Riordan himself discusses writing the series and the value of finding meaning in stories, including Percy’s.
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