Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Geronimo Stilton - Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye


 Geronimo Stilton is a mouse who lives in New Mouse City, the capital of Mouse Island.  He runs a newspaper called The Rodent's Gazette.  He has several very interesting friends and relatives.  The major characters in his early adventures are Thea Stilton, his sister. Trap Stilton, a very annoying cousin who is never respectful towards Geronimo, alas, he is too useful to be left behind. Benjamin Stilton, Geronimo is very fond of this little nephew of his.

Geronimo is NOT fond of adventures or travels.  He would rather spend his free time in his comfy little flat, going about the daily business of producing a paper.  Thea is a fit young mouse who is quite the reverse.  She is game for any excuse to travel.  She is also the Chief Reporter of The Rodent's Gazette which is why she is always on the lookout for a fresh story.

Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye: Thea finds herself in possession of a map which contains directions towards a hidden treasure.  She is eager to go and look.  Geronimo is not too eager but does not want to let down his sister.  Thea ropes in Trap as he is supposed to be a master sailor.  Things don't work out as they planned and they find themselves in hot soup.  How will they get out of it?

I'm Too Fond of My Fur:  Geronimo gets a distress call from his good friend Professor Paws Von Volt.  He is chasing Yeti in far away land of Kathmandu, atop Mouse Everest.  He wants Geronimo to bring him a diary else all will be lost. Geronimo hates traveling but he wants to be a true friend, so he finds himself on another adventure, Thea, Trap and Benjamin in tow.  They must deliver the diary.  But getting atop Mouse Everest is no joke.  It is a long high trek.  Will they survive? Will Geronimo be able to help Professor Paws?  Will Thea manage to get a great story out of this?

Valentine's Day Disaster: Geronimo has a simple wish.  He wants to throw a grant Valentine's Day party for his friends.  He has arranged everything.  He has magnanimously given a leave to all his staff for the day.  When he reaches the office he finds it deserted.  What's more, the day's paper has not been delivered.  All alone, he must resolve crisis after crisis. The food is ruined and the orchestra has cancelled.  He has help from an new friend Cheesy Lou and his annoying but useful cousin Trap. Will Geronimo's party be a success

Geronimo Stilton books are written by Elisabetta Dami.  The books were written in Italian.  Later, they were translated into English (and many other languages) and published by Scholastic.  The books are colorful, well illustrated and written in a witty style that is perfect for little children.