Percy Jackson is about to fly out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his problems. Lately, mythological monsters and gods from Olympus seem to be stepping straight out of Percy's books and into his life. And if that's not enough, it turns out that he managed to annoy some of them. When Zeus' lightning is stolen, Percy is the immediate suspect. To prove his innocence, Percy and his friends must return the stolen property to the king of the gods within ten days, and restore peace and tranquility to the inhabitants of Olympus. Now Percy must not only capture the real thief, but also confront his father who abandoned him, solve the riddle of the oracle that warns of a friend's betrayal, and foil a trick that even the gods themselves could not stop.
The Lightning Thief is the first book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. In this series, Rick Reardan gives a modern, tense and tear-jerkingly funny version of the wonderful stories of Greek mythology. The books in the series were a resounding success in the world and in Israel, and the book The Lightning Thief was even chosen as one of the ten favorite books in the book parade of the Ministry of Education.