Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Camp Half-Blood is coming...

Next week is Camp Half Blood, and we can't be more excited around here (or terrified!)

Camp Half Blood is a camp based around Rick Riordan's wildly fun series Percy Jackson and the Olympians, which, if you don't know, is about a kid who finds out he's the son of one of the Greek gods, and that they're still around, mucking about in human affairs. On top of that, he's got to work hard to save western civilization from ancient forces who want to topple the gods and remake the world!

The cool thing about this series is the endless ways Rick Riordan reimagines the Greek myths and weaves them in to the modern day. But the cool thing for us next week is that the stories revolve around Percy Jackson's experiences over the summer, where he spends a good deal of time at Camp Half Blood, the camp for the sons and daughters of the Greek gods.

At our Camp Half Blood, kids get to learn battle techniques, design their own mythical monsters, learn Greek, write their own myths, and lots of other Greek-based fun! Whew!

But Rick Riordan isn't the only one playing with myths--there's some other fun books based on mythology to read while you wait for the next Percy Jackson book... and I'll talk about some of them tomorrow!

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