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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide (Percy Jackson and the Olympians companion book)

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It's thehandbook no half-blood should be without:a fully illustrated, in-depthguide to gods, monsters, and all things Percy. This novelty companion to the best-sellingseries comes complete with trading cards, full-color diagrams, and maps,all packaged in ahandy, "manual-size" POB witha crisp, magnetic flap enclosure. ...more
Hardcover, 148 pages
Published January 18th 2010 by Disney-Hyperion
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Dorothy
The Ultimate Guide is a good book for Percy Jackson fans, but you can get a little bored of it. It's packed with information about Percy, Annabeth, Grover, and even monsters he fought! I liked that you could take a quiz about who your god parent would be, but I didn't like that the Ultimate Guide has a whole section about Percy's "background". It took up a lot of the book, and most of that information is in the first book. On the positive side, I really like the pictures in the book, and I like ...more
Amelia, the pragmatic idealist
Eeeeek!! This guide is amazing! And yay to the bookstore for going ahead and putting it on the shelf, even though it's not the 18th...
And hey, what's this---a BLONDE Annabeth?!?!? What a concept!
Great illustrations, great bits of info... You've outdone yourself again, Mr. Riordan!!
Kole Soto
A nice over all book. The only problem is that I just feel they tried to stretch out the subject too much.Let's go over traits that I did like and then talk about diction,literary elements, and Opinions.
The book was a nice edition to anybody who was just catching up to the Percy Jackson series. They may have missed some parts, but this book has it all.It describes all the characters Percy comes in contact with, that were made before this book, good or bad. Rick Riordan makes me proud to be on
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Haley.L.
" Not as good as expected. It is only 148 pages. And gives very short amount of details and not very accurate. One page 112, the puzzle has two different ways(the way I found is much easier.)to solve. I do like the holograms on the cover and the trading cards(if they are not stolen). I am not a big fan of the pictures. No offense to Antonio Caparo, you are a great artist but the pictures are not what I imagined. (especially annabeth)And the Cabins I'm extremely disappointed about. They are defin ...more
Kendall Anne
Percy Jackson fans will not be disappointed with the newest book from Rick Riordan!!!
Beautiful illustrations, cute quotes, interesting facts and more is what awaits you in this creative book!! Brimming over the top with Greek mythology, with book is a must!!!!
Nandita Bhowmik
This book is meant to be read after reading the whole Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. The series is great! The series is about the survival of demigods in the world (Greek mythology). The demigods have to face the evil power Titans as well as monsters. The main character of this series is Percy Jackson at which he has to face problems and the Great prophecy to save the camp and Mount Olympus.

In this book it has cards with the pictures and facts on the following characters: Hestia, Hyper
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Christopher
So May has been on a mythology and cryptozoology kick. Her grandmother bought her The Lightning Thief and this book for Christmas. We thought we'd hold off on the Percy Jackson books for a little while since they are aimed for an older set of kids.

However, after reading D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths, May grabbed this book and demanded we read it to her. It took a little bit of explaining that it was a guide to a series of modern stories (she isn't buying the picture of Poseidon in a Hawaiian s
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Amanda [Novel Addiction]
Cute companion, and a fast way to revisit the series. But nothing to write home about.
Featherberry
This book was awesome. I loved the holograms (I'm still playing with them, haha) and the pictures were great. Percy sort of looked ugly (no offence) but I loved how Poseidon and Zeus looked.

Chiron's Guide to Who's Who didn't really cover many Gods, but it was still interesting

I liked the idea of Percy's Camp Half-Blood schedule and the quizzes to find out who's your Olympian parent

It's not really a book but all the same, the cover was excellent, and I loved the trading cards

Well worth the 13 buc
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Sebastian Hobbs
I'm currently reading the Percy Jackson series and decided to read this companion book after purchasing it for a good price.

I think if you like the Percy Jackson series and Greek mythology you'll enjoy this book. However, don't expect a whole lot of new information if you've already read the series or familiar with the gods and goddesses. I really enjoyed the information about the gods/goddesses and the bestiary. I wish they included illustrations for all of them instead of just selected ones. I
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Alyssa
A nice little guide to accompany the Percy Jackson series. I liked the little character cards, and was cute and unique. I liked the little back stories in the book, but some of it was repetitive as it was already included within the book itself and also within the series. You don't really have to read this to understand the series, but if you want further reading of the Greek Gods from the Percy Jackson series I would recommend the guide to read.
♆Beth♆♫Yσυ ∂ση'т ƒєєℓ ρяєтту, уσυ נυѕт ƒєєℓ υѕє∂♫ Jackson
Finished it last night! It was the only Percy Jackson book I hadn't had, or read. I got it last night, so I just had to read it right away! IT WAS AMAZING! I took the are you a demigod quiz, and got a definite demigod... I'M A DEMIGOD! Then I took the Who Is Your Parent quiz, and got Aphrodite, Athena and Apollo! WHICH IS WHAT I ALWAYS SAY! Unreal, right?
Lynette ~ Escaping Reality – One Book at a Time ~
This book was great! It gives in-depth drawings and information about the characters, and in short, is a must-own for those die-hard Percy Jackson fans out there.

Now, one thing I've never been sure about is, who really wrote this book?
In the book it says it was written by Mary-Jane Knight, but lots of people think otherwise.
Te-nye Sy.
This book by Rick Riordan is like a guide that talks about the lighting thief series. It first talks about the different characters in the book. It shows whose who and how they have an impact on the story. An example that affect the story alot is Annabeth. She is a friend of Percy and traveled all around with him. It also talked about Percy's enemies who is the Greek god Ares. He is the god of war and fought Percy in the first book the Lighting thief.

I like to read this book because it talks abo
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Melissa
Great companion to the Percy Jackson books! I loved the artwork and the way everything was presented. VERY well done. My only complaint is that I would have liked to see more pictures. I wish there had been a drawing for every one of the monsters, not just some of them.
Ashley Logan
Very cute little side book to tell you about the Greek mythology of the book. However, it didn't tell me anything I had already looked up for myself while reading the series. But it is a good book for kids who might not know anything about Greek mythology.
ϟEvelynϟ
I liked it because I found out a lot about Percy! It was funny, informative, and handy! I pulled it out whenever I needed some info, and voila! Very cool book. Truly an ULTIMATE GUIDE! ~Evelyn
Madison
The Percy Jackson and the Olympians Ultimate Guide gives you a lot of extra details about some things the actual books might not have mentioned. It gives you some more background information on the characters. And it also shows you around Camp Half Blood. It shows you pictures and descriptions on some of the weapons and other objects used in the book. There are also fun quizzes to see if you or anyone you know is a half blood!

I thought it was really fun to go through the book and learn a little
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rupinl
This is the ultimate guide for any lost halfbloods! This was an excellent book, and extremely informative.
78sunny
Meine Meinung:
Hierbei handelt es sich um ein Begleitbuch zur Percy Jackson Reihe. Man muss es nicht haben, aber für Fans ist es eine nette Ergänzung.
Die Aufmachung ist der Hammer. Das Buch ist zwar klein (fast quadratisch) aber es hat einen Leineneinband mit einer Magnetklappe. Noch dazu ist auf der Frontseite ein Wackelbild auf dem einige Charaktere aus der Reihe zu sehen sind. Innen erhält man dann noch 9 Charaktersammelkarten.
Die Illustrationen im Buch sind wirklich toll – vor allem die Krea
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Pirl
Just as good as any other guide, I guess, to a fantasy universe.
Ethan Young
Two words. Official artwork. While I love this entire series including the Hero's of Olympus books, this book has very little value to Percy Jackson fans. If you've already read the series (which, you need to before you buy this book because of major spoilers) you will know all of this information anyway. And the artwork... Is just horrible in this. Looks nothing like the artwork on the actual books. All in all, I would NOT recommend buying this book. It you're looking for some more Percy Jackso ...more
David Edmonds
Not much to be said about this companion volume to the main Percy Jackson series. Nothing new is revealed here, and quite a bit of the artwork has been already used elsewhere. If you're really in need of a Percy Jackson fix, this could be just what you're looking for, but don't expect anything that's going to blow you away. It's not bad, it just seems a little like overkill to me. I guess I was just expecting something maybe a little bit more.

**edit**

I may have sounded a little too harsh on the
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Sabrina Grace
this was a pretty good guide but I was expecting more. I mean when I saw it online I was like "yes finally a guide!!" but when I got it I kinda wished that the description on some of the monsters were longer. I mean I can kinda tell that a hippocampus is half fish and half horse. could you tell us what they like to eat? nope. they like mangos btw. and i wish there was more info on Percy!! I love the guy and it would have been cool of there was more info on him. and his picture is kinda creepy... ...more
Heather
This book was more interesting than I thought it would be, but I was disappointed that some of the facts weren't correct. For instance, they catalog dinosaur teeth that the General planted. Not accurate. They were dragon teeth, which was specifically mentioned. And at least according to the series, Artemis is the younger sibling, born shortly after Apollo. The book has them reversed. Maybe I'm being a bit picky, but come on! It's supposed to be a GUIDE! I was also unhappy about some of the art i ...more
Jake
May 28, 2013 Jake rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Hardcore Percy Jackson fans, Collectors
Recommended to Jake by: Goodreads
Just for starters don't read this book until after you've read all five of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series as the book has several spoilers. Some obvious some a little less so, but still there to notice.

I gave it 3 stars. To non-hardcore fans its not worth owning. To completionists and hardcore fans like myself it's a nifty addition. It's kind of a lite overview of a lot of the information from the book series mixed with a tiny amount of actual mythology information and even fewer ins
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Laura
The series is amazing: as I wrote on my 5 star review of Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief, I read it all (about 10 books between Percy and Jason adventures, if I'm not mistaken) in around 2 weeks. And I work 8h/day.

But this particular book, together with The Demigod files is a boring way to stretch the series and make more money. You can absolutely skip it.
Emily Lewis
While this book is certainly interesting, it doesn't provide any new information. It is essentially just a collection of descriptions on various characters and creatures from the series. There're also some portions of "Are you a demigod?" and "Who would your godly parent be?" that're fun enough for fans of the series. The pictures and maps of characters and locations are neat, too, but nothing extraordinary or largely revealing. This is probably because it was not written by Rick Riordan. For th ...more
Pedro Colon
Percy Jackson and the Olympians the ultimate guide is a great book.The book talks about Greek gods,myths,and demigods. It also talks about the book series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians. I like to recommend this book to people who are in to mythology. The thing I really like about this book is because it has quizzes if you are a demigod or not. This book is really fun to read. I really think you should read this book!
Bella
Jan 04, 2015 Bella rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Percy Jackson fans, people who like Greek mythology.
I thought that it was very interesting, and I learned a lot about the books, even the ones I haven't read. (Oops!) So of the picture were really vivid, and one time turned a page, and without warning a saw a huge green clay thing, and I totally freaked out! If you like the Percy Jackson series then you'll probably like this! ;)
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