Who is Geronimo Stilton? That's me! I run a newspaper, but my true passion is writing tales of adventure. Here in New Mouse City, the capital of Mouse Island, my books are all bestsellers! My 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! Smokin' Swiss cheese! There was a ghost haunting New Mouse City's subway tunnels. My whiskers were trembling with terror at the thought of it! But I knew I had to get the scoop for 'The Rodent's Gazette', so I set off to investigate. Little did I know that I was in for the fright of my life, because the ghost turned out to be a CAT!
About the Author
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!
Sharon Oliver - Children's Literature
Our intrepid investigative reporter from the Rodent's Gazette is embroiled in another mystery, this time, there is a ghost haunting the New Mouse City subway. And it is not just an ordinary ghost; it is the ghost of a giant cat. Citizens of New Mouse City are terrified and Geronimo sets out to uncover the mystery. This is a fast-paced and highly entertaining read. Geronimo and his mouse friends are very appealing. The text itself is printed with varying type styles, sizes and colors and illustrations run the gamut from full-page to small pictures tucked into the corners. In discussion with several child readers, all judged the book highly readable and entertaining. However, all agreed that the dazzling text may be difficult for non-fluent readers to process. A wonderful series of light-hearted mysteries, but perhaps not one to be suggested to struggling readers or those reading below grade level. 2004, Scholastic, Ages 9 to 14.
Series: Geronimo Stilton
For Ages: 7 - 10 years old
For Grades: 2 - 5
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st November 2004
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.6 x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.154