The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical based on the american fantasy- adventure novel written by Rick Riordan. The first young adult novel by Rick Riordan based on Greek mythology. A twelve year old Percy Jackson is on one of the most dangerous quests of his life. The Greek Gods are real and are ruining Percy Jackson’s life. The musical is “worthy of the Gods” (Time Out New York).
The development of the novel began when the author made up stories for his son who was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia. The Lightning Thief was published in July 2005 and has sold over 1.2 million copies over the subsequent four years. The novel was adapted into a film named Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and was released in the US on February 12, 2010.
The book was listed on The New York Times Children’s Best Sellers List and also among one of the Young Adult Library Services Association’s Best Books for Young Adults, the best and the ultimate compliment for a children’s writer as stated by Rick Riordan.
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