Friday, April 27, 2012

Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

Happy Friday good friends,
The Queen here with another chapter book for mid-graders. I've spent that past couple of months catching up on Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series, finishing the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and now working through The Heroes of Olympus series. Now I have to wait until this fall for the next book. Looking forward to it.

But until then, I introduce you to....
Happy Reading,
The Queen

Book Title: Son of Neptune
Author: Rick Riordan                                                                                                             
Book Information:

Publisher and date: Hyperion Book CH; First Edition edition (October 4, 2011)
Reading level: Ages 10 and up
Book Info: Hardcover: 544 pages
Genre: Fantasy chapter book
ISBN: 978-1423140597

Book Theme:
Greek and Roman Myths, Demigods, Bravery, friendship, over-coming obstacles, Mythology studies

Book Summary
In The Lost Hero, three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo made their first visit to Camp Half-Blood, where they inherited a blood-chilling quest:

Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.

Who are the other four mentioned in the prophesy? The answer may lie in another camp miles away, where a new camper has shown up and appears to be the son of Neptune, god of the sea. . .

With an ever-expanding cast of brave-hearted heroes and formidable foes, this second book in The Heroes of Olympus series offers all of the action, pathos, and humor that Rick Riordan fans crave.

Activity Adventures:

 There are so many fun activities that can be done to go along with these books. Some ideas off the top of my crown are to hold mini-olympic games, or a competition, or challenges that players have to complete. Research your favorite god, monster, or hero.
Draw pictures of what you think a monster might look like based on Riordan's descriptions in the book.
Write a prediction on how you think Annabel might be challenged in the books ahead.
Or, if you want some other ideas, check out the  Teacher's Guides on the World of Rick Riordan website.

Authors Arena

Author: Rick Riordan (from
Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Kane Chronicles, and the Heroes of Olympus. He is also the author of the multi-award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults.

For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. In 2002, Saint Mary's Hall honored him with the school's first Master Teacher Award.

While teaching full time, Riordan began writing mystery novels for grownups. His Tres Navarre series went on to win the top three national awards in the mystery genre - the Edgar, the Anthony and the Shamus. Riordan turned to children's fiction when he started The Lightning Thief as a bedtime story for his oldest son.

Today over 30 million copies of his Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, and Heroes of Olympus books are in print in the United States, and rights have been sold into more than 35 countries. Rick is also the author of The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones, another #1 New York Times bestseller. In 2011, Rick received the Children's Choice Book Award for Author of the Year.

Rick Riordan now writes full-time. He lives in San Antonio with his wife and two sons.

Find out more about Riordan here.

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