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Riordan, Rick. The Sea of Monsters.

RIORDAN, Rick. The Sea of Monsters. (Percy Jackson Percy Jackson may refer to:
  • Percy Jackson (character), the protagonist in a series of novels based on Greek mythology, and
  • Percy Jackson & The Olympians, the series in which he features, or
  • Percy Jackson (hockey), an NHL player.
 and the Olympians, Book II.) Hyperion, Miramax. 288p. c2006. 0-7868-5686-6. $1795. J *

This sequel to The Lightning Thief continues the adventures of Percy, the son of Poseidon, the sea god, and a 21st-century mortal woman. Percy is finishing 7th grade at a Manhattan prep school and looking forward to summer at Camp Half-Blood when a game of dodge ball dodge ball
A game in which players on one team try to eliminate players on another by hitting them with an inflated ball.
 suddenly turns into a deadly match with cannibal giants, and Percy realizes trouble is at hand once again. His friend Annabeth, a daughter of Athena, turns up and confirms his suspicions: the magical borders of Camp Half Blood are failing, and it's in danger of being overrun by monsters. Percy, Annabeth and Tyson, a Cyclops, must brave the Sea of Monsters and retrieve the Golden Fleece Golden Fleece, in Greek mythology, the magic fleece of the winged ram that saved Phrixus and Helle, the children of Nephele and Athamas, from the jealousy of Ino, Athamas' second wife.  to save their beloved camp.

Chapter headings like "Demon Pigeons Attack" and "We Meet the Sheep of Doom" give a sense of this fast and funny tale, full of action, wisecracks, and superhuman su·per·hu·man  
1. Above or beyond the human; preternatural or supernatural.

2. Beyond ordinary or normal human ability, power, or experience: "soldiers driven mad by superhuman misery" 
 powers. It's an entertaining retelling re·tell·ing  
A new account or an adaptation of a story: a retelling of a Roman myth. 
 of Greek myths, and a good bet for adventure and fantasy fans as well as reluctant readers. It does help to have read the first book, however. Paula Rohflick, KLIATT
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Author:Rohrlick, Paula
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Date:Mar 1, 2006
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