I am hoping to do a book talk today during my first library outreach. I have known this book for some time but have not read it…yet. I have noticed how popular this book with kids and even some teens. This book is coming out as a movie next year and is expected to be the next Harry Potter. Oddly enough, the director of the first two Harry Potter films Christopher Columbus is the same director for the Percy Jackson film. The trailer below definitely has the same feel and epic fantasy feel as any Potter films.
In a side note, if you have listened to my podcast with the writer and creator of The Surrogates Robert Venditti, you will be happy to know that he is writing the graphic novel adaptation of the book. I will be catching up with him in 2010 about this latest project as well as his Iron Man one shot Iron Man: Iron Protocols.
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