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 Battle of the Labyrinth
 Author: Riordan, Rick


 Publisher:  Disney/Hyperion Books
 Pub Year: 2008

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 361 p.,  22 cm.

 BTSB No: 754855 ISBN: 9781423101468
 Ages: 10-14 Grades: 5-9

 Subjects:
 Greek mythology -- Fiction
 Labyrinths -- Fiction
 Camps -- Fiction
 Monsters -- Fiction
 Mythical animals -- Fiction
 Titans (Mythology) -- Fiction

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Price: $20.51

Summary:
Percy isn't expecting his high school orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse.

Series:
Percy Jackson & The Olympians , Bk. 4


Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.10
   Points: 12.0   Quiz: 122983
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 3.30
   Points: 21.0   Quiz: 44094

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 5 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 5.RF Fluency
   Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 6 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 7 → Reading → RL Literature → 7.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 7 → Reading → RL Literature → 7.RL Range of Reading & LEvel of Text Complexity
   Grade 8 → Reading → RL Literature → 8.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 7 → Reading → CCR College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading
   Grade 8 → Reading → RL Literature → 8.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (+) (04/01/08)
   School Library Journal (00/05/08)
 The Hornbook (07/08)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 08/01/2008 From its attention-grabbing first line (“The last thing I wanted to do on my summer break was blow up another school”) to the final rumblings of trouble to come, the fourth entry in the popular Percy Jackson & the Olympians series follows 14-year-old Percy and his friends as they search the Labyrinth for its creator and battle the forces of evil. Familiarity with the earlier books first is recommended though not entirely necessary. Percy’s droll narration of the headlong, nearly nonstop action will satisfy readers looking for adventure leavened with wit, while the stories’ classical underpinnings will please their parents and teachers. - Copyright 2008 Booklist.

School Library Journal - 05/01/2008 Gr 5-9-The battle starts, literally, with an explosion and doesn't let up. After Percy destroys the high school band room battling monsters called empousai who have taken on the form of cheerleaders, he has to hide out at Camp Half-Blood. There, Grover's searcher's license is going to be revoked unless he can find the god Pan in seven days. An entrance to the Labyrinth has been discovered, which means that Luke, the half-blood turned bad, can bypass the magical protections and invade the camp. Annabeth insists that she must follow a quest to locate Daedalus's workshop before Luke does. Percy is disturbed by visions of Nico, the son of Hades, who is summoning forth the spirits of the dead with McDonalds Happy Meals. Percy, Grover, and Percy's Cyclops half-brother follow Annabeth into the maze not knowing if they will ever find their way out. Riordan cleverly personifies the Labyrinth as a sort of living organism that changes at will, and that traverses the whole of the United States. Kids will devour Riordan's subtle satire of their world, such as a Sphinx in the Labyrinth whose questions hilariously parody standardized testing. The secret of Pan is revealed with a bittersweet outcome that also sends an eco-friendly message. Like many series, the "Percy Jackson" books are beginning to show the strain of familiarity and repetition. However, the overarching story line remains compelling, and the cliff-hanger ending will leave readers breathless in anticipation of the fifth and final volume.-Tim Wadham, Maricopa County Library District, Phoenix, AZ Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information. - Copyright 2008 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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