Geronimo Stilton runs a newspaper, but his true passion is writing tales of adventure. Here in New Mouse City, the capital of Mouse Island, his books are all bestsellers! His stories are full of fun--tastier than Swiss cheese and tangier than extra-sharp cheddar. They are whisker-licking-good stories, and that's a promise!
Gr 2-4-Geronimo Stilton is a mouse with a nose for adventure. As editor of New Mouse City's The Rodent's Gazette, Geronimo gets to share the details of his many adventures. Often accompanied by his sister Thea, cousin Trap, and nephew Benjamin, Geronimo finds adventure wherever he goes. In Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye, Geronimo and his family set off on a quest to find the secret treasure marked on a mysterious map. In The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid, Geronimo is sent to Egypt to interview the famous archeologist Alrat Spitfur about the Great Cheese Pyramid. While there, Spitfur takes Geronimio into the cursed pharaoh's tomb beginning another grand adventure. In Cat and Mouse in a Haunted House, Geronimo, a self proclaimed fraidy-mouse, finds himself stuck alone in a dark forest on a stormy October night. Things look up when Geronimo finds a castle to take shelter in, but he soon discovers that cats haunt the castle. Narrator Edward Herrmann gives each character an individual voice, instilling the eager, inquisitive qualities of true adventurers into each mouse. However, almost constant background music and sound effects undermine the quality storytelling, frequently overpowering the narration. Herrmann's narration alone would have been much more effective. An additional purchase for collections where Geronimo Stilton books are in demand.-Veronica Schwartz, Des Plaines Public Library, IL Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.