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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide

(Percy Jackson and the Olympians companion book)

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4.11  ·  Rating details ·  15,626 ratings  ·  485 reviews
It's the handbook no half-blood should be without: a fully illustrated, in-depth guide to gods, monsters, and all things Percy. This novelty companion to the best-selling series comes complete with trading cards, full-color diagrams, and maps, all packaged in a handy, "manual-size" POB with a crisp, magnetic flap enclosure.
Hardcover, 148 pages
Published January 18th 2010 by Disney-Hyperion Books
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Juliana Zapata
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
No entiendo porque me demoré una eternidad en leer un libro tan corto y que además esta lleno de imágenes y de juegos. Diré que simplemente me entretenía con otras cosas y olvidaba que estaba leyendo este libro como "entre-lecturas"

El caso es que para los fans de Percy Jackson (como yo) este es un libro super cool, tienes mucha información sobre el campamento mestizo, ilustraciones sobre los lugares y los personajes, y además puedes hacer un tes para saber quien es tu padre divino (El mío es Zeu
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Dorothy
Jun 26, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Dec 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
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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Leona  Carstairs
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: siblings-own
I love PJO but this guide just wasn't for me. Not too big of a fan of the illustrations. It was simply ok.
Ashley
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
Do you ever wish you were 13 (or whatever age) again and you were rediscovering Percy Jackson for the first time? Yeah, me too.
Etienne
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Perfect companion for the Percy jackson fans. It has good artworks, useful information, maps, characters cards, and just a lot of additional stuff around the Percy Jackson universe. A good add-on/bookish stuff that the fan will enjoy!
Vivian Blue
May 27, 2018 rated it liked it
It's a very simple guide on the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. I remember enjoying it a lot when I was younger but now that I'm a little older it isn't as interesting. But I do really like the illustrations and the maps of the Underworld and Camp Half-blood.
Kendall Anne
Jan 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
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!!!!
Reagan Townley
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
Enjoyable, informative, and made me realize how much I want to read all of the books again!
Karina
Jun 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
You would definitely love this if you're really into Percy Jackson, there's literally EVERYTHING you need to know in this book. The only thing which puts me down about this book are the drawings!!
Mariam
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing if you want to do some light reading and if you have read the Percy Jackson Series. It is filled to the top with fun facts about Greek mythology, some demigod tips from Percy Jackson, and colorful illustrations. I enjoyed the fact that this book gave more background about the original book series and elaborated on certain things in mythology that were confusing. Percy Jackson's Ultimate Guide was definitely worth my time to read again and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This is a b ...more
Bethany
Sep 10, 2018 rated it liked it
This book is a cute collectible. I thought it'd provide some content that wasn't available in the books, but it's pretty much just characters profiles and summaries copy and pasted from the series. It's cute, but not a necessary edition to the Percy Jackson collection if you're just wanting more to the story.
Lili
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: riordan
This was a cute little informing book. I already knew a lot of the things in this book but I also learned some new things that helped me understand the story even better. Also, whenever I will need information on the gods or other things I will have easy access to them. The drawings in the book are pretty awesome and the little cards inside it make it even more magical.
Tracy The Great
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
i loved this book because we were reading percy jackson so i liked getting a mind picture of all the characters
Annika
Jun 21, 2018 rated it liked it
I mean, it was okay. I'm still not a huge fan of the idea to make an ultimate guide before the series is finished. For any franchise.
I dunno. It was meh.
Nandita Bhowmik
Jan 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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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ember
Feb 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lovers
Second Time Read (March 2016):
Song: You Can't Buy Fame from Lost and Found (view spoiler)
Fav Character: Percy duh
Ship: Pernico
Fav Part: the part when i was a godly parent of my godly parents duh

I legit got the same results from the quizzes as i did last time i read it TWO YEARS AGO. Does that mean there's a problem with the book, or with me?...

(view spoiler)
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Christopher
Mar 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, read-to-may
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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Sam! at the bookstore
Sep 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Percy Jackson fans
Shelves: not-a-novel, 4-stars
Rating: 3.5 stars

A fun look back at the Percy Jackson and the Olympians world. I myself am a huge Greek mythology nerd, so I kinda missed all the juicy details and stories about the Greek gods that make them so interesting. Great little guide, though!

One more thing: can we talk about the art? As a proud member of the PJ fandom, I can confidently say that the fan art some people (viria, etc) is much, much better and would represent the fandom awesomely! Okay, sorry. Rant over.
Featherberry
Apr 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
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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Alyssa
Dec 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
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.
McKenna
Oct 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a very informative book about Percy Jackson, his friends, and his family. You will get a little background info on Percy's younger life, info on the Olympians, and much more! This book was not particularly humorous like most of Rick's books, but it was still entertaining and I will probably read it again. I recommend this book to anyone in fifth grade and above.
Kristi
Feb 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Cute little informational book about the PJO world. I do wish it had had more thorough files on some of the secondary characters and I missed the short stories that the other side books had had. Overall, it didn't give me much more information than the books had, but it was nice to see things like the bestiary all together and that sort of thing.
Anastasia
Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Precioso libro. La edición, el arte que contenía, bellísimo.
Buenísimo para recordar alguna que otra cosilla esencial para poder empezar bien con Los Héroes del Olimpo.

Hermoso <3

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Lynette ~ Escaping Reality – One Book at a Time ~
May 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Any Percy Jackson fans.
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.
Bella
Jun 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have really enjoyed reading this book even though it is all facts and not a story. The pictures along the front of a cover change depending on which angle you look at. The book has lovely illustrations & quizzes inside & is competed with trading cards! I definitely recommend checking it out
Melissa
Jan 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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.
Nessrine
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mythologies
I like this cute little addition, it kind of puts it all together, sums up things.
Also the cover is very, uhm, captivating (in case you're wondering it opens like, like a purse? and images switch too)
Ashley Logan
Oct 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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.
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