Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye (Geronimo Stilton Series #1)

Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye (Geronimo Stilton Series #1)

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by Geronimo Stilton
     
 

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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

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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....

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545391566
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Series:
Geronimo Stilton Series , #1
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
127,399
File size:
25 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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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Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye (Geronimo Stilton Series #1) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 104 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Majafuriosa More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE GIRONIMO STLTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Awesome
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I just finished this book and I LOVED it!!!!This book is HIGHLY recomeded.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My friend sara showed me theese books and they are very very good!!!!
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I think it is a great book!
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It is awesome and funny
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Great funny book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive been reading this series ever since 3rd grade and i love it now that i have a nook i can collect the whole series
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Good book
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Totaly Cool
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Love it super funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Awsome books , great discriptiv pictures ,and discriptiv words.
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You should buy
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Radical! Amazing! Awesome! There are not enough words to describe this wonderfur tail. ~ Blaze
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Its cool and inspiring
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Very funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book when I was eight and loved I still read all the time even though it is much lower than my rreading level now iits incredibly hilarious