Good work guys. Come in and get your free books. I agree with both of you about the Percy Jackson books. They're the best thing I've read in years. I can't wait for the fourth one either. Yes, there is supposed to be a Lightning Thief movie. Chris Columbus, who did the first Harry Potter movie, will direct it. You can go to Rick Riordan's website (we've got a link to it on the left-hand side of thiis page) and find out more.
Speaking of The Lightning Thief, I've read a couple of books that relate to it:
Are any of you guys on sports teams? Is your training pretty tough? Well, it would have been nothing compared to what you had to do to get into the ancient Greek Olympics! I found that out when I read this really fun book, You Wouldn't Want to Be a Greek Athlete: Races You'd Rather Not Run by Michael Ford. You had to compete in the Pentathalon, which means you had to do five events: Javelin (spear) toss, running, long jump, discus toss, and wrestling. Competiton was brutal--some people got killed in the wrestling matches! Yet even though the winner didn't get much money, he got a lot of fame and glory.
The other book is You Wouldn't Want to Be in Alexander the Great's Army: Miles You'd Rather Not March by Jacqueline Morley. Imagine you're an ancient Greek farmer. You'll probably stay on that farm your whole life and never go anywhere. Sound boring? Then imagine you've got a chance to join the army and see (and conquer) the world. Sounds like a good deal, right? WRONG! Sure, you'll conquer lots of kingdoms and get lots of treasure, but you'll spend years on the march, cross burning deserts and freezing mountains, and most of you won't come back. But if you make it, you will have been part of one the greatest armies the world will ever see. Both these books are extremely interesting and they have hilarious illustrations. I can't tell you how much fun I had with these books--and I bet you will too!
So here's how the standings in the free T-shirt competton are: Cab--1 entry; cyber kid 303--2 entries; anaonymous--1 entry; Tyler--1 entry. The guy who who sends in the most comments, talking about books, by January 21 wins a free t-shirt from Rick Riordan. So keep those comments coming in!