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Rick Riordan and mythology for middle school

Author Rick Riordan’s eighth grade English teacher first introduced him to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, books inspired by Norse mythology. Rick realized fantasy writing went back ages, with modern stories mirroring a lot of ancient mythology. He also discovered that these stories of gods and humankind struck a personal cord with middle schoolers. 

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“My goal in the classroom was always to make sure they were having so much fun that they didn’t realize they were learning.” ~Rick Riordan