Rick Riordan strikes again! The fourth book in the Percy Jackson series finally came out. We bought our copy almost a month in advance so that we could be at the front of the line for signing this time. The Bookpeople closed its parking lot and had big fun things for the kids to do. The big news is that there will be a movie of the Lightning Thief coming out in 2009 (I think) and the fifth in the Percy Jackson series will be out a year from now. For those grown-ups that do not know of this series - everyone in our family has now read the books and they are outstanding. He is the Texas version of JK Rowling. Thank you Mr. Riordan for always taking time for my kids. We appreciate everything you do!!!
Taking the city bus to the Bookpeople.
All of the kids hanging out with Medusa at the Attic of the Oracle.
E is getting her 'placement' from the Oracle.
All of the kids visiting with the real LIVE Centar.
C and M with the Centar. (Just wanted to show a picture with his whole body!)
S and J and the rest of the 'honor guard' line up to mark the path Rick Riordan is going to walk down.
S getting a high five from the author.
The author reading an portion of the new book while tons of kids listen closely.
S getting our family copy signed.
Our group of kids with the nicest author ever...Rick Riordan!