Rick Riordan, Godly Writer

Saturday, April 10, 2010 |

Who is this Guy?

Rick Riordan is the award-winning, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and the creator of a new series The 39 Clues. For Rick Riordan (pronounced Ryer'-dan), a bedtime story shared with his oldest son was just the beginning of his journey into the world of children's books.

Already an award-winning author of mysteries for adults, Riordan, a former teacher, was asked by his son Haley to tell him some bedtime stories about the gods and heroes in Greek mythology. "I had taught Greek myths for many years at the middle school level, so I was glad to comply," says Riordan. "When I ran out of myths, (Haley) was disappointed and asked me if I could make up something new with the same characters."

At the time, Haley had just been diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia. Greek mythology was one of the only subjects that interested the then second-grader in school. Motivated by Haley's request, Riordan quickly came up with the character of Percy Jackson and told Haley all about "(Percy's) quest to recover Zeus's lightning bolt in modern-day America," says Riordan. "It took about three nights to tell the whole story, and when I was done, Haley told me I should write it out as a book."

- taken from www. scholastic.com

I got really crazy with Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson Series. I bought books, researched online, did reviews, saw the movies, relearned mythologies ..I swear i always curse Percy Jackson for always lacking sleep and being mentally absent at most times. I cant stop myself until i read the last book. I am really hoping that Rick Riordan would make some kind of sequel to continue it. I don't know how but i wish it is possible.

Please refer below my items about Rick Riordan's series.

Book 1 : The Lightning Thief

Book 2 : The Sea of Monsters

Book 3 : The Titan's Curse

Book 4 : The Battle of the Labyrinth

Book 5 : The Last Olympian

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