The Secret of Whale Island (Thea Stilton Graphic Novels Series #1)

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Geronimo isn’t the only world-famous adventuring journalist from New Mouse City; introducing his fabulous sister, Thea!

The Thea Sisters are five fun, lively students at Ratford College on Whale Island, who want to be real, live journalists just like their hero, Thea Stilton. Between classes and friendships, love and small fits of jealousy, they’re finding college life is really exciting! In “The Secret of Whale Island,” it’s the start of the new school year and the students ...

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Overview

Geronimo isn’t the only world-famous adventuring journalist from New Mouse City; introducing his fabulous sister, Thea!

The Thea Sisters are five fun, lively students at Ratford College on Whale Island, who want to be real, live journalists just like their hero, Thea Stilton. Between classes and friendships, love and small fits of jealousy, they’re finding college life is really exciting! In “The Secret of Whale Island,” it’s the start of the new school year and the students have arrived at Ratford College. Every year at this time, the whales move off the coast of Whale Island, but this time, a savage killer whale threatens the peace.

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The first book in the graphic-novel spinoff of the Thea Stilton chapter books, themselves spinoffs of the Geronimo Stilton franchise. It's a new school year at Whale Island's Mouseford Academy for the Thea Sisters (not actual siblings but a group of friends centered around Thea Stilton). Written for fans of the Thea Stilton series, the book assumes familiarity with the characters and skips introductions. Two traditions mark the start of a new year--the school dance, which yields a subplot about the girls trying to find dates, and the arrival of whales at the island. But this year, a whale has broken the pattern by arriving early, swimming without the other whales and even attacking fishing boats. It's up to the Thea Sisters to figure out why the whale is acting strangely and to solve the orca's problem. The problem is connected to a celebrity cosmetics entrepreneur, a special guest to the school on account of her generous donation and her children's enrollment as new students. The celebrity has an illegal, secret hobby--collecting sea life. Her hobby leads to a couple of footnotes with ocean-animal facts, though the story is more concerned with entertainment than education. The resolution comes far too easily in a short plot that is lacking in obstacles. Plot limitations notwithstanding, the colorful characters' revealing body language and expressive faces keep even simple conversation scenes' illustrations dynamic. For Stilton readers who prioritize interpersonal relationships and friendship over mysteries and action. (Graphic fantasy. 7-10)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597074032
  • Publisher: Papercutz
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Series: Thea Stilton Graphic Novels Series, #1
  • Pages: 50
  • Sales rank: 179,032
  • Age range: 7 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Thea Stilton was born in New Mouse City, Mouse Island. She is a special correspondent for The Rodent's Gazette, Mouse Island's most famouse newspaper, which is edited by her famouse brother, Geronimo Stilton. A graduate of the prestigious Mouseford Academy, Ms. Stilton is a visiting professor of journalism at Mouseford today. She is also the author of numerous mystery novels based on the exciting lives of her friends and former students, the Thea Sisters. In her spare time, Ms. Stilton loves to travel and go on fabumouse adventures.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2013

    Perfect

    I have not read this book but it looks fabumouse! Go for it and get it!

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2013

    Love it

    This is an amzing book I loooove the new vrersion with papercutz

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2014

    I HATE U HATERS THIS IS FOR KIDS AND IT IS AMAZING

    And if you buy a book for three year olds your fault because these are AWESOME NOT THE CRAP U SAY IT IS i love because there fun not your average book every unique even though i am older than i should be reading these i do you should what the hell read the whold series and Thea's side books
    And excuse my language but i just hate when people say this is a comic not a chapter it is both and cool fonts!! And u "wise guys" out there your just stupid !! AND ENJOY AMAZING BOOK
    So i think you should and the one below i dont agree you ass

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2014

    Comic

    This is a comic, not a chapter book!

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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