Born in New Mouse City, Mouse Island, Geronimo Stilton is Rattus Emeritus of Mousomorphic Literature and of Neo-Ratonic Comparative Philosophy. He is the director of The Rodent's Gazette, New Mouse City's most widely read daily newspaper.
Stilton was awarded the Ratitzer Prize for his scoops on The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid and The Search for Sunken Treasure. He has also received the Anderson 2001 Prize for Personality of the Year. One of his bestsellers won the 2002 eBook Award for world's best ratling electronic book. In 2006 he won the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards and in 2008 he won the Cartoomics prize 'Beyond Comics'. His works have been published all over the globe.
In his spare time, Mr. Stilton collects antique cheese rinds. But what he most enjoys is writing books where he tells his fabmouse adventures!
Geronimo Stilton was born in New Mouse City, Mouse Island. He is the editor and publisher of The Rodent's Gazette, New Mouse City's most widely read daily newspaper. He is the author of more than 40 adventure novels, and the recipient of the Ratitzer Prize for his books The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid and The Search for Sunken Treasure. In his spare time, Mr. Stilton collects antique cheese rinds and plays golf. He also enjoys telling stories to his nephew Benjamin.
This is among my all time favorites of the Geronimo Stilton graphic novels. In Catburg the capitol of Catatonia Tersilla discovers a code that she believes will lead to a treasure. For once she also has a plan to keep the Stilton family from stopping them from kidnapping Leonardo Da Vinci. Geronimo funny cousin Trap tricks Geronimo into giving him a ride when he offered to Geronimo the ride. Instead of going to the office Geronimo and Trap end up going to Professor Volt lab where sister Thea, Nephew Ben and friend Bugsy Wugsy (known as Pandora in some graphic novels and the TV cartoon show) get ready to take the Speedrat. Thea is acting strange and doesn't seem to know things she ought to. During the story we only see Catardone the 3rd and his henchman Bonzo possing as rat painters with talk of Tersilla catching up with them later. When the king of France is attacked and some of Leonardo's plans are stolen it appears that his sister Thea is involved some how. Geronimo is beside himself for answers as he tries to discover what the pirates cats plans truly are.
The book a great preview of book 7, some wonderful history bits including mention of some Leonardo inventions I never knew about, French castle history and more.
My seven-year-old daughter loves reading mysteries and loves the Geronimo Stilton series of books. There are chapter books and graphic novels, the latter being my daughter's favorite as she loves the colorful illustrations. The stories are engaging with interesting plots involving mysteries and puzzles to be solved. The characters are engaging and fun for kids to read about and relate to. My daughter, a visual learner, loves the illustrations in the books as it makes reading a more engaging experience.
The stories are well-written (I usually preview the books she reads before she reads them so as to ensure the books are pitched appropriately for her reading level and contain suitable content for her age). This is a great series to motivate young children to read, and keep on reading.