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Gr 5-8-Rick Riodan's latest entry (Hyperion/Disney, 2009) in the series is for those Percy Jackson fans who just can't get enough of his life as a demigod. It includes short adventures involving a stolen chariot, a bronze dragon, and a sword of Hades as well as interviews with some of the most famous characters-Connor, Travis, Clarisse, Annabeth, Grover and, of course, Percy. Some surprises are disclosed, such as the fact that Annabeth keeps a teddy bear in her camp trunk as well as anti-spider bug spray. Percy also reveals his scariest moment and Zeus talks about his home town and weapon of choice. The book begins with a letter of warning from Camp Half-Blood written and read by the author to would-be demigods about the dangers involved not only in Percy's world but also for listeners. Narrator Jesse Bernstein then takes over, picking up the pace in each of the adventures.-Edith Ching, Washington Latin Public Charter School, DC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.