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Thalia Kids' Book Club: Rick Riordan Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard
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This program was recorded 10/06/2015 at Symphony Space.

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Kane Chronicles, and the Heroes of Olympus series returns to launch the first book in his newest series Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer. In conversation with Adam Gidwitz (A Tale Dark and Grimm). 

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RICK RIORDAN is the author of three New York Times #1 best-selling series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, based on Greek mythology; the Kane Chronicles, based on Egyptian mythology; and the Heroes of Olympus, based on Greek and Roman mythology. He is also the author of the best-selling myth collections Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods and Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes, both illustrated by John Rocco. Millions of fans across the globe have enjoyed Rick’s fast-paced and funny quest adventures, which bring the ancient stories to life for contemporary readers. The Sword of Summer is the first book in a trilogy about the Norse gods. Rick lives in Boston with his wife and two sons.

ADAM GIDWITZ is the author of the best-selling children’s books A Tale Dark and Grimm, In a Glass Grimmly, and The Grim Conclusion. He has also written a retelling of Star Wars for young readers called The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi? A Tale Dark and Grimm was named a New York Times Editor’s Choice, a Publisher’s Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year, a School Library Journal Best Children’s Book of the Year, and an ALA Notable Book. He attended Columbia University, graduating with a degree in English literature, and has taught at St. Ann’s school in Brooklyn. 

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