Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye (Geronimo Stilton Series #1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is a fast-paced adventure with lively art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love

Who Is Geronimo Stilton?
That's me! I run a newspaper, but my true passion is writing tales of adventure. Here on...
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Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye (Geronimo Stilton Series #1)

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Overview

Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is a fast-paced adventure with lively art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love

Who Is Geronimo Stilton?
That's me! I run a newspaper, but my true passion is writing tales of adventure. Here on Mouse Island, my books are all best-sellers! What's that? You've never read one? Well, my books are full of fun. They are whisker-licking good stories, and that's a promise!

Book 1
It all started when my sister, Thea, discovered a mysterious map. It showed a secret treasure on a faraway island. And before I could let out a squeak of protest, Thea dragged me into her treasure hunt! In no time at all, we'd set sail for the island. It was an adventure I'd never forget....

The internationally bestselling book series that stars a mouse who runs the newspaper on Mouse Island -- but whose true passion is writing tales of adventure -- is here. The books feature full-color illustrations on each page.

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Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Geronimo Stilton, a reporter mouse with a taste for adventure (and an even bigger taste for cheese), stars in this action-packed first installment of the internationally acclaimed series.

With Geronimo himself labeled as the author, the book is set in New Mouse City, Mouse Island, where the author runs The Rodent's Gazette. Readers are quickly introduced to him and his sister, Thea, who whisks a surprised Geronimo on a sailing trip to locate a buried treasure called The Emerald Eye. The two also recruit their jokester cousin, Trap Stilton, to help sail the boat, and after a long trip that involves Geronimo getting sick from frozen clams, the discovery of a stowaway on board, and plenty of other dramatic events, they arrive on Treasure Island -- only to find that the island is not as deserted as they thought. To their chagrin, Geronimo and family don't quite get the treasure they'd hoped for, but as they leave Treasure Island, the secret behind The Emerald Eye becomes crystal clear.

An inventive first book marked with likable characters, full-color illustrations, and fast-moving text that uses various fonts and design elements to make reading a blast, Lost Treasure will have kids hooked on Geronimo Stilton. This mousy hero is no pipsqueak, and with other books featuring these and even more characters -- including the editorial staff of The Rodent's Gazette -- he's set to become the big cheese with readers young and old. Matt Warner

Publishers Weekly
Holey Cheese! Imported from Italy, this snazzy series debut about a globetrotting mouse journalist spreads the cheesy puns nice and thick. On an average day, Geronimo Stilton edits The Rodent's Gazette, the newspaper of New Mouse City, capital of Mouse Island. But at the coaxing of his sister, Thea, and various relatives, Stilton sates his yen for adventure-and adventure writing-by embarking on various excursions and recording and illustrating his exploits in a diary that serves as source material for his books. Stilton, Thea, cousin Trap and nephew Benjamin board a ship in search of buried treasure on a secret deserted island. The trip is filled with peril and plenty of humor, though the treasure isn't what anyone expected. The book's lightning pace and its numerous chapters, as well as a full-color design that displays key words in color type and fun fonts, will hook kids in a flash. And those with a taste for Stilton's breezy style will surely want to devour future "whisker-licking-good stories," as the author calls them. The first four book in the Geronimo Stilton series will be released simultaneously, followed by one book per month thereafter. Ages 7-10. (Feb.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Geronimo Stilton is the editor of the newspaper in New Mouse City, the capital of Mouse Island, but his real passion is writing tales of adventure. In this one, his sister Thea entices him to go on a treasure hunt using a mysterious map. Geronimo's cousin Trap and his young nephew Benjamin accompany them on their perilous journey. After several mishaps they reach the island and maneuver their way to the spot marked by the X on the map. They discover that the treasure is not at all what they expected. The illustrations are numerous and colorful, appearing throughout the story. The graphics in the text seem to shout at the reader. Many words are printed in bright colors and font size is used to emphasize exciting aspects of the tale. The mice characters are endearing, although a bit zany. The introductory picture features 33 members of the editorial staff of the Rodent's Gazette and implies that all of these mice characters will be showing up as the series develops. Translated from the Italian, this story has universal appeal for young children. This book is in the "Geronimo Stilton" series. 2004 (orig. 2000), Scholastic, Ages 6 to 9.
—Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Geronimo Stilton earns his bread and cheese as editor of The Rodent's Gazette, but his true joy is writing adventure yarns. As a globe-trotting newsmouse, he finds plenty of material for his tales-although his exploits never quite work out the way he anticipates. In Curse, Geronimo heads to Egypt to interview eccentric archaeologist Professor Spitfur. The professor claims that the pyramid of Cheops contains the ancient Egyptians' secret method for creating unlimited energy, but legend says the pharaoh's curse awaits anyone who enters the tomb. In the second title, a pirate map sends Geronimo and his intrepid companions from the Gazette on a voyage to find the Emerald Eye. Shipwrecked on the treasure island, the comrades follow the dangerous trail through traps and quicksand to locate the booty. Geronimo's adventures resemble old Saturday morning cartoons with broad humor, stock characters, frenetic action, and comic-book-style illustrations. Even the text is incorporated into the comic motif. Words and phrases are highlighted with a wild miscellany of type fonts, graphics, and colors-often several on a single page. They curve across the pages, slant up or down or twist into odd shapes. While this device is amusing at first, it quickly becomes overwhelming. Transitional readers may be attracted by the flashy design, but for a better-written and funnier adventures series, steer them to Jon Scieszka's "Time Warp Trio" (Viking) instead.-Elaine E. Knight, Lincoln Elementary Schools, IL Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher

Publishers Weekly
(February 23, 2004; 0-439-55963-4)

Holey Cheese! Imported from Italy, this snazzy series debut about a globetrotting mouse journalist spreads the cheesy puns nice and thick. On an average day, Geronimo Stilton edits The Rodent's Gazette, the newspaper of New Mouse City, capital of Mouse Island. But at the coaxing of his sister, Thea, and various relatives, Stilton sates his yen for adventure-and adventure writing-by embarking on various excursions and recording and illustrating his exploits in a diary that serves as source material for his books. Stilton, Thea, cousin Trap and nephew Benjamin board a ship in search of buried treasure on a secret deserted island. The trip is filled with peril and plenty of humor, though the treasure isn't what anyone expected. The book's lightning pace and its numerous chapters, as well as a full-color design that displays key words in color type and fun fonts, will hook kids in a flash. And those with a taste for Stilton's breezy style will surely want to devour future "whisker-licking-good stories," as the author calls them. The first four book in the Geronimo Stilton series will be released simultaneously, followed by one book per month thereafter. Ages 7-10. (Feb.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545391566
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: Geronimo Stilton Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 40,250
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • File size: 25 MB
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Meet the Author


GERONIMO STILTON is the publisher of The Rodent's Gazette, Mouse Island's most famouse newspaper. In his spare time, Mr. Stilton enjoys collecting antique cheese rinds, playing golf, and telling stories to his nephew Benjamin. He lives in New Mouse City, Mouse Island. Visit Geronimo online at www.scholastic.com/geronimostilton.
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Interviews & Essays

A Q&A with Geronimo Stilton

How do you feel about your success around the world? Are you excited to meet American children?

GS: Holey cheese! I'm always pinching my tail because I can't believe all the success I've had. I'm just so amazed that children want to read about ME -- I'm just a mild-mannered editor after all. I just happen to always get my nose into the most unusual predicaments. And America! I've always read many wonderful stories that take place in America and I just couldn't wait to get here. I've had the most fabumouse time meeting all the children.

Why do you think kids love your stories?

GS: My stories are full of adventure and excitement, but they also are entertaining and make children laugh. I'm always getting into trouble and for some reason my readers seem to find that amusing. And my stories are about things that children deal with on a daily basis, such as friendship, sincerity, respect, love, and peace. My books give each young reader a message of hope that will help them grow.

What do you want to convey to your readers?

GS: A love of reading. I love writing my stories and nothing delights me more than if a child enjoys reading them!

Do you prefer being the editor-in-chief of your newspaper, The Rodent's Gazette, or writing your adventures?

GS: I love running the newspaper -- that is my job, after all. But writing stories is my passion and I hope to be sharing my adventures with children for many more years.

How do you spend your time when you are not busy writing or editing?

GS: Holey cheese! I'm just your average mouse...although I am afraid of a few things and I don't like to travel because I get carsick, seasick, and just plain dizzy most of the time. I prefer to stay at home in my nice, cozy mouse hole. I'm a very traditional mouse, I like classical music, good books and old-fashioned cooking -- no meal is complete without a nice chunk of cheese! But what I love to do most is write, so I always make sure there is plenty of time for that. And of course, no day is complete unless I get to read a story to my favorite nephew, Benjamin.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2011

    Don't buy the eBook Version

    The eBook version is just a photocopy of the book. As a result there is no ability to increase font size, zoom, do dictionary lookups or anything - it's actually worse than reading the print version. The series is great, the eBook is not.

    13 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2004

    7 yr old boy loves this!!!

    My 7 year old has enjoyed this more than any chapter book I have seen him read. He can't wait to read more. He just finished his second and enjoyed it as much. He says they are great stories. I would recommend them for little boys without question.

    11 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2009

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    My Daughter loves these books!

    This was the first book from the Geronimo Stilton that my 7 year daughter has read. She is addicted she loves reading them they keep her interested and she is usually laughing about something going on in the story. There are times I have to tell her to put the book down to get to bed. I really love how color is incorporated within the words of the story. I would recommend this series it encourages children to read and the artwork and layout of the book is great!

    10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2004

    Best New Mouse Author!!

    I thought this was a really good book. My favorite character (besides Geronimo Stilton) was Geronimo¿s cousin, Trap. He is very funny. Thea finds a treasure map and she gets Geronimo and Trap to go looking for the treasure. The scariest part of the book was when the Lucky Lady sank! The most exciting part is when Geronimo finally sees the Emerald Eye! I also like the way the book is printed with the words being different colors and styles. It has lots of pictures and maps too. It makes it easier for me to read it. I am going to read all fifty titles as they are translated from Italian to English!

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2012

    Anonamus

    Very funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Fantastic series

    My new chapter reader is thrilled about this series which is unlike any other that we've seen. There's a great map, a character reference insert (the story develops characters which is a higher level than other series for this age) and the content has substance. Really fun and interesting.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Son loves Geronimo Stilton

    The colorful pictures in the Geronimo Stilton books make reading more appealing. My 7 year old enjoyed reading this book and we will buy more.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2011

    Ok

    This isnt the best book in the series

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2007

    GREAT BOOK!

    You have found the best series if you just bought #1 of G.Stilton. With different fonts and colors your child 'children' will love to read this book. Meet Geronimo a mouse he owns a NewsPaper. He is always late for work and has 1 annoying cousin, Trap an annoying sister, Thea and a loving nephew, Bengamin. He is scared of a lot of things. He has a lot of fun advntures you will love to read. They are my favorite book series. If you like cheese you will like Geronimo. He has whisker licking good tales. These books are Easy To Read. Even though they look hard to read they are easy. So go to the Book Store and but Geronimo Stilton #1!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    Say cheese

    *snaps your photo

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2011

    This is great

    My library teache read it to me and it is a great book. When you dont know what to read this is a graet searise.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2013

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    H j.umumi

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    Megan

    Well lets see here um when i was in kindergarten i read this book witch was 4 years ago it was great i still love this siries and im almost 10

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    ?....

    Ok?....................................................

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2012

    I love cat so mice stink

    Not a big fan at all
    GO CATS

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    By anomous

    It was ok

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 30, 2011

    Can't even see it...

    My daughter is a huge fan of these books, and I bought the first 3 pre-order...we've tried to view them on the original Nook, the newest Nook, and the iPad. I've also tried to increase the font size...no luck. They are completely unreadable...the type is ridiculously small. This is disappointing and a complete waste of money.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2011

    Ehhh

    This isnt the greatest book. Its ok for like, 4th graders though.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2014

    Hmmmmmm........

    ............ nothin in the sample how do i now if it good or not

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    eBook is terrible no zoom options!

    Great series for kids...but DO NOT BUY eBOOK.....No options for font control....makes it very difficult to read what a waste of money! Buy hard copy instead....B&N dropped the ball on this one.

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