The Percy Jackson series was a huge hit among the 5th graders at my school this year and left them wanting to know more about Greek gods and goddesses. It was absolutely amazing that they chose to research topics like Pandora, Aphrodite, Zeus, Kronos, and Artemis for their independent research topics. If your child is a fan of the Percy Jackson series, then they will love the brand new Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief which is now out on Blu-ray ($39.99) and DVD ($29.99).
Based on the popular book series by Rick Riordan, the film follows trouble-prone Percy Jackson who finds himself having problems in high school… but that’s the least of his challenges. It’s the 21st century, but the gods of Mount Olympus have walked out of the pages of his Greek mythology texts and into his life, and they’re not happy – Zeus’ lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Learning he is the son of Poseidon, the young teen finds himself caught between angry and battling gods, and embarks on a cross-country adventure to catch the true lightning thief and unravel a mystery more powerful than the gods themselves.
Find out how Percy is able to prove his innocence, recover the lightening bolt, and prevent a war among the gods in this amazing fantasy adventure starring Pierce Brosnan, Kevin McKidd, and Uma Thurman!
Now I finally understand why my students love this series so much and all the intricacies of the series that I heard my 5th graders talk about endlessly while out on morning bus duty!