Monday, October 22, 2007
"The Lightning Thief"
Athena & Aphrodite
Buda Kids were were honored to have a special guest, the author Rick Riordan of "The Lightning Thief".
I first remember hearing about this book last year when they read and voted on it for the Texas Bluebonnet book award. Then they all dressed up as Greek Goddess' for Halloween, and wore them for his new book signing at Book People.
(we've heard there's also a Camp Half Blood put on by Book People in Austin".
Mr Riordan read to the kids from "The Sea of Monsters" and told them how the series of books came to be...an influence of reading to his son every night and when he ran out of greek myths to read, was told by his son to make new ones up!
He also said this about Buda on his blog "My uncle lived there back in the 70s, and it was a real trip to see how much it has changed since I was last there. The old school(Buda Elementary) is still the same, though -- lots of character, a very laid back atmosphere, and friendly people" Yeah for staying good & funky!
Each generation of kids has a favorite book that was a turning point in their love for reading and this ones it!
Thanks for inspiring kids to run out and read the next book versus see the next movie.
For more info on his visit, see his site and his blog.