It's no small news that Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a big hit among young readers, and with the success of the series, Percy is finally coming to the big screen. In celebration of the February 12, 2010, film release, the Harrisburg Borders store is hosting one of their famous release parties, and you're invited.
Gather the kids, ages 7-14, and head to the Harrisburg Borders located at 5125 Jonestown Road, on February 6, 2010, at 2 PM. The staff will be hosting trivia games, book debates and some Greek-style Olympian games. For more details you can contact the store by calling 717-541-9727.
Percy Jackson is a boy who seems to have a hard time focusing in school, which tends to get him into trouble. When he starts to suspect his algebra teacher might be trying to kill him, it unravels the truth about Percy's ancestry. His mother never told him about his father, but at a strange summer camp for demi-gods, he discovers that his father is none other than Poseidon, the Greek sea-god. Upon discovering this unique tidbit, he and two new friends, one a satyr and the other a demi-god like him, the trio set out on a quest to Hollywood, California to stop an all-out war between the gods from destroying humanity.
Even if your kids have yet to read about Percy and his exciting adventures as a demi-god, this is a great chance to introduce them to an unlikely literary hero before he hits the big screen.