The Discovery of America (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel Series #1)

The Discovery of America (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel Series #1)

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by Geronimo Stilton, Maurizio Onnis, Lorenzo de Pretto
     
 

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The popular children's story appears in graphic novel form for the first time in the U.S., with stories never seen in America. Geronimo Stilton is a talking mouse who lives in New Mouse City on Mouse Island with his friends and relatives. He works at The Rodent's Gazette, the most famous newspaper in New Mouse City. In this series of comics, Geronimo Stilton

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Overview

The popular children's story appears in graphic novel form for the first time in the U.S., with stories never seen in America. Geronimo Stilton is a talking mouse who lives in New Mouse City on Mouse Island with his friends and relatives. He works at The Rodent's Gazette, the most famous newspaper in New Mouse City. In this series of comics, Geronimo Stilton travels through time in order to defend history from his arch nemeses, the Pirate Cats. These devious felines plan to travel back in time in order to change history to make them supreme rulers of Mouse Island! In his first time-traveling adventure, Geronimo and co. join Christopher Columbus on his voyage from Italy to America in 1492 in order to stop the Pirate cats and save all of the mice on Mouse Island.

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"[put] Geronimo squarely on the shelf with comics that are good to you and just happen to be entertaining." "extremely colourful" the pages are "dense with panels to keep the action fast-paced...nearly every panel includes intricate background detail".—Nathalie Atkinson, LexisNexis News

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"[put] Geronimo squarely on the shelf with comics that are good to you and just happen to be entertaining." "extremely colourful" the pages are "dense with panels to keep the action fast-paced...nearly every panel includes intricate background detail".
Publishers Weekly
This graphic novel series for young readers, originally written in Italian, has been translated into multiple languages and is now appearing for the first time in the U.S. The series pits an adventurous family of mice against a group of malevolent pirate cats who travel through time, threatening to change the course of history. The first two books, released simultaneously, successfully walk the line between education and entertainment, elaborating on Christopher Columbus’s journey in The Discovery of America and on ancient Egypt in the companion The Secret of the Sphinx. The characters are likable, the writing energetic and the drawings busily engaging. There’s also plenty of humor in the stories, and characters with names like Minestrone and Macaroni Mousaroni are sure to draw a smile from readers. The adventures of the Stilton family vs. the pirate cats offer laughs and adventure, and do a fine job of creating a world that children will want to enter again and again. Geronimo Stilton promises good reading for youngsters and will appeal to teachers, librarians and parents for its educational component. (Aug.)
Kirkus Reviews
The screamingly popular chapterbook series about a timorous mouse who nevertheless gets drawn into adventure after adventure makes its U.S. debut in graphic form. At the beginning of this original tale, Geronimo Stilton learns that the Pirate Cats are in 1492, intent on taking over Columbus's expedition and snatching the New World's riches for themselves. Geronimo's family leaps at the chance for excitement, and off they go. The series adapts well enough to graphic storytelling, although the panels are quite small, with the action squeezed into 56 fullcolor pages. The characters have a bland, Disneyesque look that nevertheless has undeniable child appeal. One visual glitch is that the Pirate Cats mouse disguises work so well they fool both the good guys and readers-clothing cues help but don't go all the way. Actual history (presented in occasional interstitial fauxscroll sidebars) and such niceties as timetravel paradoxes take a back seat to action and slapstick, resulting in a goodfun package that's sure to be as popular as the novels. This publishes simultaneously with #2, The Secret of the Sphinx (9781597071598). (Graphic fiction. 610)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597071581
Publisher:
Papercutz
Publication date:
08/18/2009
Series:
Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel Series, #1
Pages:
56
Sales rank:
212,631
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

Meet 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!

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