Sarah Beth Durst

Demigods and Monsters: Your Favorite Authors on Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series Demigods and Monsters

edited by Rick Riordan

including my essay "Percy, I Am Your Father"

How are Greek gods like your middle school principal? Would you want to be one of Artemis' Hunters? Why do so many monsters go into retail -- and why are they never selling anything a demigod really wants?

At the beginning of The Lightning Thief, Percy Jackson tells us to stop reading: if we suspect we, too, might be demigods, we should put the book down right away. But how can we, when the world he lives in is so much fun?

Spend a little more time in that world -- a place where the gods bike among us, monsters man snack bars, and each of us has the potential to become a hero.

Find out:

  • The pros and cons of having a god as a parent
  • Why Dionysus might actually be the best director Camp Half-Blood could have
  • How to tell a monster when you see one
  • Why even if we aren't facing manticores and minotaurs, reading myths can still help us deal with the scary things in our own lives

Kathi Appelt
Rosemary Clement-Moore
Paul Collins
Cameron Dokey
Sarah Beth Durst
Jenny Han
Carolyn MacCullough
Sophie Masson
Elizabeth M. Rees
Ellen Steiber
Elizabeth Wein

Learn more about Demigods and Monsters from Smart Pop Books.

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