Saturday, February 16, 2008

2008 Nutmeg Book Award Winner: It's Official

Lightning Thief Wins Top Honors
Rick Riordan's adventure story about 12 year-old Percius "Percy" Jackson's quest for Zeus's master lightning bolt won the 2008 Nutmeg Book Award in both intermediate (grades 4-6) and teen reader categories (grade 7-8).

The book has everything a discriminating reader could want: a main character faced with many challenges, a quest against all odds, and a goal to prevent World War III. Percy, plus friends Grover and Annabeth, are believable characters (Percy is the wisecracking narrator) who also happen to visit the Underworld and Mount Olympus. Many of the classic Greek myths blend nicely into the first part of a continuing story.

If you were not one of the almost 9,000 Connecticut kids who voted Lightning Thief the hands-down Nutmeg winner, catch the buzz at the library. Other nominated Nutmeg books are also available for checkout.