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Das Geheimnis des Smaragd-Auges PDF, ePub eBook In diesem Buch erzähle ich folgende Geschichte: Alles fing damit an, dass meine Schwester Thea eine geheimnisvolle Schatzkarte gefunden hatte. Darauf war eine ferne Insel mit einem verborgenen Schatz abgebildet! Und bevor ich auch nur QUIEK sagen konnte, hatten wir schon die Segel gehisst und Kurs auf die Schatzinsel genommen. Es wurde ein Abenteuer, das ich niemals vergess In diesem Buch erzähle ich folgende Geschichte: Alles fing damit an, dass meine Schwester Thea eine geheimnisvolle Schatzkarte gefunden hatte. Darauf war eine ferne Insel mit einem verborgenen Schatz abgebildet! Und bevor ich auch nur QUIEK sagen konnte, hatten wir schon die Segel gehisst und Kurs auf die Schatzinsel genommen. Es wurde ein Abenteuer, das ich niemals vergesse…

30 review for Das Geheimnis des Smaragd-Auges

  1. 4 out of 5

    Best Eggs

    This is not a review, but an observation and a question. Something I don't really understand so I would enjoy hearing people's views on is how people buy books for children from the point of view of the gender of the book's main subject as illustrated on the cover. At the moment Geronimo Stilton is the hot book for 8-10 year olds. Both boys and girls rush up to the display and look for the ones they haven't read. Mothers, on their own, will buy Geronimo Stilton's for both their sons and daughters This is not a review, but an observation and a question. Something I don't really understand so I would enjoy hearing people's views on is how people buy books for children from the point of view of the gender of the book's main subject as illustrated on the cover. At the moment Geronimo Stilton is the hot book for 8-10 year olds. Both boys and girls rush up to the display and look for the ones they haven't read. Mothers, on their own, will buy Geronimo Stilton's for both their sons and daughters. In my experience, fathers rarely buy books for their daughters unless they are with the little girl who will then choose her own book. However, when it comes to the companion range of books about Geronimo's sister, Thea, it is a completely different story. The girls will equally select a Thea Stilton book. They show no preference for Geronimo or Thea, they are just looking for one they haven't read and that has an appealing cover and title. But little boys will not buy a Thea Stilton book. They don't even want to look at them and if I show them, they are almost uniformly disgusted because it is a 'girl's book'. It isn't the subject matter, Geronimo is a journalist and editor, Thea is a detective, both are action stories. It is enough that the protagonist is a female to cause disgust among the boys and make the mothers reject Thea Stilton for their sons. This gender bias runs across the entire age range of books. If the cover has a boy on it, both sexes will read it. If it has a girl, only girls. Tom Sawyer, the Jungle Book and Alfie are bought for both sexes. The Madeleine books, Pippi Longstocking and Heidi only for girls. There are exceptions. Boys will not select Roald Dahl's Matilda but mothers might buy it for them if they like Roald Dahl books. The Secret Garden gets bought for boys only if it is on a school reading list. Harriet the Spy and the Ramona books are for girls. If a book is about a fairy tale and has not been made into a cartoon (yet) by Disney, like Little Red Riding Hood, it will be bought for both. Once it has become Disneyfied, it acquires the same gender bias. There is absolute horror at the idea that a boy would be bought Nancy Drew books, but the Hardy books are read by both boys and girls. Would Harry Potter have been so succesful if the protagonist had been Holly Potter? A note to authors of children's books: no matter what the story is about, if it is directed at both boys and girls, then make sure the title and the cover do not contain any girlie elements otherwise you're dead in the water!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Renee

    This review consists of 2 parts: 1. My daughter's review (she's 9) and 2. My review (I'm the Mom). These are excerpts. For the full reviews, please visit our website at http://motherdaughterbookreviews.com DAUGHTER SAYS: What I liked and disliked about it: I liked this book because it's funny and the story is good. I like stories that have mysteries and adventures like this one does. It was really cool that there was a treasure map. If I found a treasure map, I would try to find it - especially if This review consists of 2 parts: 1. My daughter's review (she's 9) and 2. My review (I'm the Mom). These are excerpts. For the full reviews, please visit our website at http://motherdaughterbookreviews.com DAUGHTER SAYS: What I liked and disliked about it: I liked this book because it's funny and the story is good. I like stories that have mysteries and adventures like this one does. It was really cool that there was a treasure map. If I found a treasure map, I would try to find it - especially if it's a big jewel like a ruby or diamond and I would ask all of my friends, my little brother, my Mom, and my Dad to help me find it. Trap and Thea are funny when they call Geronimo by everything but his name, like "Geronimiss", "Geronimouse", "Gerrymug", and "Geronimeister". It really seems to bother him. I liked the way the book ended because the treasure they discovered was a big surprise. I didn't like that there is writing and pictures over some of the words because I didn't know which ones were part of the story and where they were in the sentence. It made it harder to read. My bottom line: I loved this book and would recommend it to girls my age and younger and boys who are younger than me. MOM SAYS: What I liked and disliked about it: For years, I saw the Geronimo Stilton books in the Scholastic book order forms at our school and I was always curious about them. My daughter was never interested in them; but nonetheless, my curiosity got the best of me when I recently found myself perusing the shelves at a local bookstore. I picked up the Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye for my daughter on a whim, curious about what made this book series so popular. Curiosity...satisfied. Both my daughter and I were surprised at how delightful this book was. The characters are all quirky and interesting. The setting of the book, New Mouse City, is a clever parody of New York City. In fact, the parodies (more obvious to grown-ups, and most likely not picked up at all by children) abound. For example, there is reference to a Rat La Lanne gym membership (a nod to Jack La Lanne) and a television show called X-Mouse (ok, that could be X-Men or the X-Files - take your pick!). Even the mouse "swearing" (e.g., `Slimy Swiss Balls') is amusing. Another thing I really liked was that, before we dive into the story, there is a little blurb with a photo introducing each character as well as images of the entire editorial staff of the Rodent Gazette. Also, at the back of the book, there are maps of New Mouse City and Mouse Island with all of the relevant landmarks. I can really appreciate these extra touches. This book relies heavily on graphics which are clearly intended to enhance the reader experience. For example, the word `green' is in a different font style and color (i.e., green); the word `idea' has a light bulb for an `i'; and the words `I took the stairs two at a time' are staggered as steps. Some of the pages are filled with graphics. (For examples, please visit our website). On the one hand, the pages are very dynamic and eye-catching. For younger children who still like images to accompany a story, this will probably add to the enjoyment of the book. On the other hand, it is extremely distracting and this is the experience that my daughter had. In fact, I would say that it was distracting to the point that by the end of the book, you realize that the story itself is a bit weak, but the images, play on words, and funny dialogue among the characters are really what carry the book and make it entertaining. My bottom line: I found this series to be quite good. The plot itself is a bit weak, but the characters are entertaining. I could go either way with the heavy use of graphics - I think it would be appropriate for younger children just getting used to sitting through longer books. I think it's a great read-aloud book, but I don't think it's quite challenging enough for more established independent readers. I would recommend this series to boys and girls aged 6 to 9.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Wart Hill

    You can read this and other reviews at Things I Find While Shelving I read this book because I wanted to determine if it was a good one to get for the kids in my life. I’m not a parent, but I have friends with kids and when I went to buy one of them a birthday present I thought about getting this, but I’d never read it so I didn’t know if it was a good one or not. So I decided to read it. And I’m glad I did. It’s a fun adventure, with sailing and treasure hunting and family squabbles and families g You can read this and other reviews at Things I Find While Shelving I read this book because I wanted to determine if it was a good one to get for the kids in my life. I’m not a parent, but I have friends with kids and when I went to buy one of them a birthday present I thought about getting this, but I’d never read it so I didn’t know if it was a good one or not. So I decided to read it. And I’m glad I did. It’s a fun adventure, with sailing and treasure hunting and family squabbles and families getting on - omg Thea and Geronimo’s relationship is so cute. They’re such siblings! The other thing I really like about this book is it’s very visually interesting. There are bolded words and words in different colors and pictures on every page, so even if your reader isn’t quite far enough to be engrossed by words alone, they’ll love looking at the images while you read to them.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Robyn

    I see this series being read by my fourth grade students. I'll admit I have recommended this series many times to students, but never actually read one. Normally I would never do a blind recommendation, so I decided to crack one open and see what all the hubbub was about. Groan. Yeah, I guess I can sort of see why beginning readers would like them. The action is quick, the pages are colorful, and the humor is ever present. But as an adult reader the plot is jumbled, the colorful and eye-catching I see this series being read by my fourth grade students. I'll admit I have recommended this series many times to students, but never actually read one. Normally I would never do a blind recommendation, so I decided to crack one open and see what all the hubbub was about. Groan. Yeah, I guess I can sort of see why beginning readers would like them. The action is quick, the pages are colorful, and the humor is ever present. But as an adult reader the plot is jumbled, the colorful and eye-catching font is distracting, and the puns were overkill. If the kids like them, who I am to burst their bubble? Read on young-uns, read on.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    Geronimo Stilton Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye is the first book in the very long series of Geronimo Stilton books. This books introduces you to the main character of the series Geronimo Stilton as well as other main characters such as Geronimo's sister Thea and cousin Trap and nephew Benjamin. This journey takes the characters on a treasure hunt to find the lost treasure of the emerald eye. Thea has found a treasure map when she was antique hunting. She has enlisted her brother to help her f Geronimo Stilton Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye is the first book in the very long series of Geronimo Stilton books. This books introduces you to the main character of the series Geronimo Stilton as well as other main characters such as Geronimo's sister Thea and cousin Trap and nephew Benjamin. This journey takes the characters on a treasure hunt to find the lost treasure of the emerald eye. Thea has found a treasure map when she was antique hunting. She has enlisted her brother to help her find the treasure and the two of them have decided to ask their cousin Trap for help. Benjamin is caught as a stow-away on the boat and is brought along for help on their treasure hunt journey. The team find danger at every turn and has to figure their way out of the deserted island, or is? This is the first ever book that I have read of the Geronimo Stilton series. I wanted to start reading the series to see what all of the fuss was about with the kids as it is a very popular book at the library I work at as well as with my nieces and nephews. I can honestly say that I love these books so far. The way they are written catches the young reader and makes them want to read more and more. It is very visually appealing with the pictures and different font types and colors.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Mikayla

    I think I now understand why tiny-me subconsciously avoided this series like the plague.... so many bad puns... too terrible to even redeem themselves by their terribleness... and the randomly cheesy (pun not intended) moments that somehow showcase the unexplained intimacy of rodent culture and relationships. Special tail-shakes with simultaneous declarations of eternal friendship? Familial love randomly announced via whisker and heart tapping? Really? Not that I have anything against these emot I think I now understand why tiny-me subconsciously avoided this series like the plague.... so many bad puns... too terrible to even redeem themselves by their terribleness... and the randomly cheesy (pun not intended) moments that somehow showcase the unexplained intimacy of rodent culture and relationships. Special tail-shakes with simultaneous declarations of eternal friendship? Familial love randomly announced via whisker and heart tapping? Really? Not that I have anything against these emotions in and of themselves, but when they suddenly make an appearance and take up several paragraphs that have nothing to do with the surrounding flow of the plot? Again, really? I’m a big fan of children’s books, even as I get older, but there is a careful balance when writing for a younger audience. You might simplify vocabulary a bit, or include less twists in your plot, but you do not write down to children, as this book so obviously does. I can with a certainty say that from 6-12 (the book’s supposed reading age), I would probably try to flush this book down the toilet (I was even less forgiving back then). This entire thing read like baby talk. I don’t even know why I’m so outraged. This is a book for kids, I shouldn’t be so worked up. But maybe it’s my dormant rage over the fact that this is the supposed reading and comprehension level for young readers. Some of my favorite books are for mini audiences! This is drivel masquerading as appropriate literature for the young. If this series is part of your childhood and you hold it near and dear you your heart, I apologize if this review offends you. I too have many trash things that I defend with cries our heartfelt outrage. But honestly? I’m grateful tiny-me somehow had the instincts to never pollute our mind with Mr. Stilton’s “adventures”.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Louise (A Strong Belief in Wicker)

    I really don't see understand why this series is so popular. I've been seeing the books around everywhere for some time. This week I got to read the first one. My 8 year old son had brought it home from the school library to use as part of a reading challenge that his school is participating in. He was never engaged, lost interest half way through, and stopped reading. I finished it tonight, and was also very disappointed. I'm really quite surprised to see that this was originally Italian, perha I really don't see understand why this series is so popular. I've been seeing the books around everywhere for some time. This week I got to read the first one. My 8 year old son had brought it home from the school library to use as part of a reading challenge that his school is participating in. He was never engaged, lost interest half way through, and stopped reading. I finished it tonight, and was also very disappointed. I'm really quite surprised to see that this was originally Italian, perhaps it's the translation that's made it over the top American. I couldn't decide if the constantly changing font was annoying or a good thing. At times it really seemed to be trying to hard. Like a sitcom with piped laughter, I found it falling flat and ultimately disappointing. I see that at least 38 stories have been published in this series so far! I don't think I'll get through 38, I might try another one sometime, but with series the first is often the best, and that seems a daunting prospect.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Nicole - Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die-

    It all started when my sister, Thea, discovered an old, mysterious map. In no time at all, my sister dragged me and my cousin Trap into her treasure hunt. It was an adventure I’d never forget. My brother will be telling me what he thought about this book what he liked and everything My brother loved this book, he loved the adventure that Geronimo and the gang go on he thought it was very funny when stuff happened. His favorite character is Geronimo Stilton, he can't wait for the other book in It all started when my sister, Thea, discovered an old, mysterious map. In no time at all, my sister dragged me and my cousin Trap into her treasure hunt. It was an adventure I’d never forget. My brother will be telling me what he thought about this book what he liked and everything My brother loved this book, he loved the adventure that Geronimo and the gang go on he thought it was very funny when stuff happened. His favorite character is Geronimo Stilton, he can't wait for the other book in this series. My Thoughts: I thought this book was very entertaining for kids like my brother, I love how there was a mix of adventure and laughter my brother laugh so hard at some times and just loved all the new words he was learning and he's be saying them around the house and at school. I felt so proud of him and I can't wait to see him develop more and more as we read the books.

  9. 4 out of 5

    carrietracy

    An excellent example of BAD WRITING. All the bells and shiny special font whistles can't cover for the fact that the plot is lacking, the excitement is non-existent and there are multiple chapters that could be excised with zero impact on the continuity of the story. I know my students loved it, but also, sometimes nine year olds are wrong about stuff.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    I learned that some planes are scary!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Camden

    I guess I understand why this series is so popular with the kids but also, it reads like someone got drunk and challenged themselves to write a book using every single font in Microsoft Word.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lady Clementina ffinch-ffarowmore

    I received this book for review through NetGalley. This is the first title in the Geronimo Stilton series featuring the eponymous mouse (I could hardly call him a “hero”, but he is one of sorts) and characters now familiar from the book I read earlier, Geronimo’s sister Thea, their slightly annoying cousin Trap, and nephew Benjamin. In this one, the somewhat cowardly Geronimo is taken out to lunch by his sister Thea who informs him that she has found a map to a treasure island and intends to go I received this book for review through NetGalley. This is the first title in the Geronimo Stilton series featuring the eponymous mouse (I could hardly call him a “hero”, but he is one of sorts) and characters now familiar from the book I read earlier, Geronimo’s sister Thea, their slightly annoying cousin Trap, and nephew Benjamin. In this one, the somewhat cowardly Geronimo is taken out to lunch by his sister Thea who informs him that she has found a map to a treasure island and intends to go find it, and expects that he Geronimo will accompany her. She also decides that cousin Trap will join them since he knows all about sailing. So off they go on a rather long sea voyage to the island where the treasure lies. But the journey isn’t the only adventure, once there, they must interpret the map and find the treasure. Geronimo isn’t the most adventurous of mice but in this one, he did quite well, once he got there. This was another quick (just took half an hour or a little more) and enjoyable read. As far as the adventure itself goes, this one definitely had much more substance than the previous book I read, in which they seemed to be in-and-out of their destination in pretty much the blink of an eye. I thought the end pretty good fun too, with a nice surprise element that I wasn’t expecting. This one, as the other book I read, was replete with rat/mouse and cheese references which add a cute touch to the whole book, but still it felt as though it went a tad overboard with these but not so much as to be annoying. I enjoyed the illustrations and maps, and also in places how the book plays around with the font to make it more effective. I’ve been reading some criticism of these books, as being not worth the hype, etc., and it not being clear why children are crazy about them to the extent that they are. While I couldn’t really answer the second question, I thought (yes, I’ve only read two so far) while they aren’t books that I absolutely adored or which floored me, they are creative, light, fun, and entertaining reads, so they have value as that. Good fun.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jenelle

    For Geronimo it was just a normal day at work until his sister, Thea, said they needed to have a secret talk. They end up on an adventure involving a treasure map. Along the way they face many challenges. From the first page to the last it a high energy read that leaves the reader wanting more. Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye is fun, quick read. It follows the typical formula fiction pattern of predictability. It is organized as a chapter book, which gives young readers that sense of accomplishm For Geronimo it was just a normal day at work until his sister, Thea, said they needed to have a secret talk. They end up on an adventure involving a treasure map. Along the way they face many challenges. From the first page to the last it a high energy read that leaves the reader wanting more. Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye is fun, quick read. It follows the typical formula fiction pattern of predictability. It is organized as a chapter book, which gives young readers that sense of accomplishment of reading a chapter book. However, it was printed with larger font than would be typically used in most chapter books. It also incorporates interesting fonts and bright colors on key words for emphasis and attention. There are illustrations ranging from small and scattered to double spread and full-bleed. It is a perfect level for 2nd and 3rd grade readers. It would be an excellent classroom read-aloud to highlight dialogue, expression and descriptive vocabulary.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Nic

    These are so wildly popular with the kids at our library that I figured I should probably read one. And it's cute. Very much a kids' book, rather than one with all-ages appeal, I would say, but the series certainly gets a lot of kids happily reading, so that's great.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Arissa Daania

    Love it!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Pooja Banga

    I actually didn't understand what the story was all about ..I tried to but I couldn't. Pls suggest me good children's books to read

  17. 5 out of 5

    Alex

    I did not like this book because I did not like the part when they did not find the Emerald Eye. I also did not like this book because I did not like the part when Trap fell into a very deep hole.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Vince

    This is a cute, funny book. A lot of rodent/cheese puns

  19. 4 out of 5

    Suyog Kunwar

    This book is also about adventure. Yes Geronimo goes in search of the emerald eye. So read this book yourself and figure it out yourself which is a lot more fun because I have not mentioned it clearly.

  20. 5 out of 5

    pinknantucket

    This was an OK adventure, I like anything with mice in it really. Geronimo is a reluctant adventurer, so it was easy for me to like him. But I felt this wasn't a very satisfactory adventure, the emerald eye was a bit of a let down. Also I am a bit over the use of ALL CAPS and WEIRD FONTS (imagine that is written in a weird font) to indicate the reader should be amazed, or feel something etc, I feel that is a fad that has run its course, but then I am no longer a 10 year old and maybe that sort o This was an OK adventure, I like anything with mice in it really. Geronimo is a reluctant adventurer, so it was easy for me to like him. But I felt this wasn't a very satisfactory adventure, the emerald eye was a bit of a let down. Also I am a bit over the use of ALL CAPS and WEIRD FONTS (imagine that is written in a weird font) to indicate the reader should be amazed, or feel something etc, I feel that is a fad that has run its course, but then I am no longer a 10 year old and maybe that sort of thing never gets old. My copy: actually my niece's, and borrowed from the library.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Maxym

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. What I liked: When Thea found the treasure and she found the real map and told Geronimo about it.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kayla

    Earlier this year, I read a Geronimo Stilton book. Unfortunately I didn't like it. It was disappointing because that used to be one of my favorite book series when I was a kid. I decided not to give up on the series though. I wanted to try one more Geronimo Stilton book, Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye. I'm glad I did. It had everything I loved about the series when I was younger. Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye took me back to my childhood. It brought back a lot of feelings of nostalgia. It ha Earlier this year, I read a Geronimo Stilton book. Unfortunately I didn't like it. It was disappointing because that used to be one of my favorite book series when I was a kid. I decided not to give up on the series though. I wanted to try one more Geronimo Stilton book, Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye. I'm glad I did. It had everything I loved about the series when I was younger. Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye took me back to my childhood. It brought back a lot of feelings of nostalgia. It had everything I remembered that made a Geronimo Stilton book great. It had a lot of the witty sarcasm and puns that I remembered. A lot of the cheese puns made me laugh. It was also action-packed. While it didn't keep me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next, I'm sure it would have if I was younger. The only complaints I have is that I forgot how annoying Trap can be. He's definitely my least favorite character. I also found the book to be predictable, but that could be because I'm not the intended audience. I'm so glad that I decided to give this series another chance. It makes me happy that I can read it with my nephews and nieces, and inspire a love of reading in them similar to what I had as a kid. I'm not sure that I will go out of my way to pick up these books because as I previously said, they are definitely out of my age range. However, if I do come across one, I will pick it up and read it with my nephews and nieces. Hopefully they will pass it on to their friends, and Inspire a new generation to love Geronimo Stilton.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Dawn

    The first of the Geronimo Stilton series introduces Geronimo, the mouse who is editor of The Rodent's Gazette. Early on, he takes a vacation to accompany his younger sister, Thea, and his cousin, Trap, to find the Emerald Eye. With treasure map in hand, they set sail for a small island (along with stowaway Benjamin, Geronimo's favorite nephew). They face storms, a capsized boat, quicksand, and bees, only to discover that the map is part of a wilderness class on a tourist resort. Even without the The first of the Geronimo Stilton series introduces Geronimo, the mouse who is editor of The Rodent's Gazette. Early on, he takes a vacation to accompany his younger sister, Thea, and his cousin, Trap, to find the Emerald Eye. With treasure map in hand, they set sail for a small island (along with stowaway Benjamin, Geronimo's favorite nephew). They face storms, a capsized boat, quicksand, and bees, only to discover that the map is part of a wilderness class on a tourist resort. Even without the treasure, Geronimo is happy to return home. Geronimo Stilton’s books are full of cheesy puns, literally. Each page has plays-on-words incorporating, mice, rats, cats, or cheese. Some are funny, like Mouse Everest, and some are just odd, like the TV show “X-Mouse” (maybe something was lost in the translation from Italian?), but after a while, even the funny ones are grating. The book also uses different colors and types of fonts throughout the story to emphasize certain words and phrases. Again, it’s fun and interesting at first, but becomes annoying, and at times makes the sentences difficult to read. School Library Journal compares the series to old cartoons with, “broad humor, stock characters, frenetic action, and comic-book-style illustrations.” The chapters are short, there is plenty of action, and each disaster that Geronimo faces is quickly resolved. This could prove attractive for reluctant readers and can help smooth the transition into longer, more advanced chapter books.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Rosa Cline

    We normally enjoy Geronimo Stilton books but OH MY! WHAT HAPPENED????? REALLY???? I tried, and tried to get into this one. Reading it out loud to my special needs teen age so whom we usually really enjoy reading about his adventures.... but this book had no storyline, to many descriptions and didn't go anywhere! Although they were on a boat trying to go somewhere... but I lost my son after the first few chapters but kept reading thinking it would get better but then when it lost me I just had to We normally enjoy Geronimo Stilton books but OH MY! WHAT HAPPENED????? REALLY???? I tried, and tried to get into this one. Reading it out loud to my special needs teen age so whom we usually really enjoy reading about his adventures.... but this book had no storyline, to many descriptions and didn't go anywhere! Although they were on a boat trying to go somewhere... but I lost my son after the first few chapters but kept reading thinking it would get better but then when it lost me I just had to give in after about 3/4 of the way in. So no clue what the story was really suppose to be or if they found the treasure that Geronimo's sister was looking for or what... Story was just filled with Geronimo's family calling him various names and he getting upset and screaming his real name at them and description after description of things around them... ugh! If you read this one and don't like it (like us) don't judge them all by this book alone...usually this series of books is really good. This apparently is book #1 of the series but this series of books you don't have to read in order to know who people are or what is going on that's the greatness of these books. This was the 5th book my son and I have read and usually I rate them 3 or 4 stars... so don't know if the author just hadn't 'found' himself with this story or what... but the others (or at least the other four I've read thus far) are MUCH better and fun to read.

  25. 4 out of 5

    NATHANIELL

    I enjoyed the book even though it wasn’t that good. The thing that I didn't like about the book was that I couldn't relate to it, so I didn't like it that much. In the book the main character was mouse. The main character ran a newspaper company, but his true passion was writing tales of adventure. He lived on Mouse Island. His books were all best-sellers! It all started when his sister, Thea, discovered a mysterious map. It showed a secret treasure on a faraway island. And before he could let I enjoyed the book even though it wasn’t that good. The thing that I didn't like about the book was that I couldn't relate to it, so I didn't like it that much. In the book the main character was mouse. The main character ran a newspaper company, but his true passion was writing tales of adventure. He lived on Mouse Island. His books were all best-sellers! It all started when his sister, Thea, discovered a mysterious map. It showed a secret treasure on a faraway island. And before he could let out a squeak, Thea dragged him into her treasure hunt! In no time at all, they set sail for the island. It was an adventure they’d never forget. The trip to the Treasure Island is not smooth, as many of Geronimo’s journeys on boats or planes tend to be. The trio end up castaways on the island. The spirit of the extended family’s relationship shines through despite their frequent in-fighting and bickering. Though they do get on each other’s nerves, the family motto was “Friend’s Together, Mice Forever” I would recommend this book to middle schoolars, because it is easer to read than most other books. The book is also a book for someone who likes kids books and doesn't know how to read or doesn’t like to read.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    The premise of this story sounded really cute and I was ready to truly enjoy reading this with my six year old daughter. But I thought this was a really empty story. Most of it read like an outline of a story rather than an actual story. With short chapters, each one covering some "terrifying" event, I really wish the author would have cut out some of the events and actually wrote about the ones he mentioned. Focus on quality rather than quantity. Each action sequence goes about as deep as this: The premise of this story sounded really cute and I was ready to truly enjoy reading this with my six year old daughter. But I thought this was a really empty story. Most of it read like an outline of a story rather than an actual story. With short chapters, each one covering some "terrifying" event, I really wish the author would have cut out some of the events and actually wrote about the ones he mentioned. Focus on quality rather than quantity. Each action sequence goes about as deep as this: "Then Geronimo steps in quick sand. Oh no! I'm scared! Trap hands him a rope and pulls Geronimo to safety. Phew, that was a close one." It just didn't do it for me. I was bored reading it. My daughter said she enjoyed it though. And ultimately she is the audience the author is targeting. But her and I have disagreed on books in the past and I can usually put myself in the place of a six year old and see what may be enjoyable about the book. I couldn't see it in this instance. Perhaps that was just my continued annoyance at the illustrations within the text (color and font changes galore!) that keep me from seeing anything entertaining about this book. Needless to say, we won't be continuing on with the series.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Andrews

    Book: Geronimo Stilton Text by: Edizioni Piemme aka Geronimo Stilton First to Sixth Grade Readers This link will take you to the US Rodent's Gazette web page, which has games and activities. http://www.scholastic.com/titles/gero... This is a wonderful series. It was started in Italy and became so popular it is now written in 35 languages. I love love love this series. The books are based on a mouse world. The narrator is Geronimo Stilton, a learned and brainy mouse: editor of The Rodent's Gazette. Ot Book: Geronimo Stilton Text by: Edizioni Piemme aka Geronimo Stilton First to Sixth Grade Readers This link will take you to the US Rodent's Gazette web page, which has games and activities. http://www.scholastic.com/titles/gero... This is a wonderful series. It was started in Italy and became so popular it is now written in 35 languages. I love love love this series. The books are based on a mouse world. The narrator is Geronimo Stilton, a learned and brainy mouse: editor of The Rodent's Gazette. Other characters are Thea Stilton, Geronimo's sister and special correspondent for the newspaper. Trap Stilton, Geronimo's cousin and a store owner. Benjamin Stilton, Geronimo's favorite cousin. The books are funny and adventurous. The books start off fast and keep you reading. The books are colorful, full of cool maps and activities that are fun to do with your child. It will take a few days to finish the story but well worth the read. Even my 4 year old likes to look at the books and that's good enough for me!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Riceball

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book looked fun and interesting, but it was really difficult to read. All the special treatment with the words with the little images running through and all the colors was really distracting. Also the story was lacking. The main character doesn't seem essential to the story (at least so far), I honestly couldn't finish. Also calling him a "newspaper" mouse and then talking about how he dedicated a book is confusing, is he a writer, a publisher, an editor? It's not really clear what he does. This book looked fun and interesting, but it was really difficult to read. All the special treatment with the words with the little images running through and all the colors was really distracting. Also the story was lacking. The main character doesn't seem essential to the story (at least so far), I honestly couldn't finish. Also calling him a "newspaper" mouse and then talking about how he dedicated a book is confusing, is he a writer, a publisher, an editor? It's not really clear what he does. Also how can a young nephew stow away on a days/weeks long trip and the thought doesn't even occur to the adults of "where do his parents think he is?" Shouldn't he have worried parents somewhere. The whole seen with the clams, was just gross, and the subsequent bathroom trip was confusing. How is he not a captain but a cook, but yet will still cook seafood that is several months old. My daughter also did not enjoy this and we've moved on to another book.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Celine Parker

    This book looked interesting, but I was seriously dissapointed after reading it. I understand that this is a successful series, and perhaps I was too old when I read it in 2000 when it first came out (I was about 12 at the time). The series reminds me of the Magic Tree House series although MTH is by far much better. There were certain elements to the storyline that I liked which is why this book gets two stars. But unfortunately it doesn't have very many redeeming qualities in my opinion. A hug This book looked interesting, but I was seriously dissapointed after reading it. I understand that this is a successful series, and perhaps I was too old when I read it in 2000 when it first came out (I was about 12 at the time). The series reminds me of the Magic Tree House series although MTH is by far much better. There were certain elements to the storyline that I liked which is why this book gets two stars. But unfortunately it doesn't have very many redeeming qualities in my opinion. A huge poblem I had with this book is the format of the words. It's confusing, not to mention hard on the eyes. For example, there would be the sentence 'She put on a blue sweater' and the word 'blue' would be a different font and the color blue while there would be picture of a sweater behind the word 'sweater'. Overall, this book didn't leave me wanting to read the next one.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Miss Ryoko

    Meh. That is all I have to say. I enjoyed the fun colorful text and pages, but the story was boring. One of my pet peeves is people who write dumb downed children's literature. Why do we feel the need to dumb everything down for kids? So much research proves that prime learning years for people is when they are young. So why does everything get dumbed down when they are the target audience. I like reading books that have rich plot, language, and characters that have more depth to them. So books l Meh. That is all I have to say. I enjoyed the fun colorful text and pages, but the story was boring. One of my pet peeves is people who write dumb downed children's literature. Why do we feel the need to dumb everything down for kids? So much research proves that prime learning years for people is when they are young. So why does everything get dumbed down when they are the target audience. I like reading books that have rich plot, language, and characters that have more depth to them. So books like these do not make me happy. Books like these usually have a good storyline, the execution of it is just plain and boring. There is nothing exciting about the writing and this translates to an unexciting story. Tangent over. But, apparently others love this series because there are many many books in it. But, it's not for me.

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