Synopses & Reviews
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!
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....
(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.
"Birney has created the kind of series that first- and second-grade readers will love. Its set in school, the vocabulary is accessible, the font and spacing are generous, and the frequent illustrations tie the story together. New readers will be 'HAPPY-HAPPY-HAPPY' to see this promising new series." -Kirkus Reviews
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--now comes to the United States. The first four titles in the series feature full-color illustrations on each page.
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....
Geronimo Stilton--editor of "The Rodent's Gazette"--his adventurous sister Thea, a correspondent for the paper, and their cousin Trap travel to a distant island to search for the treasure shown on an old map Thea discovers.
The first book in the internationally bestselling series that stars a mouse who runs the newspaper on Mouse Island--but whose true passion is writing tales of adventure--is now available in this specially priced edition. Illustrations.
A fact book about animals and pet care hosted by Humphrey, everyones favorite classroom pet!
This nonfiction companion to the bestselling Humphrey series teaches readers all about animals and pet care. Filled with great facts about a variety of different animals, this book serves as a fun introduction to anyone interested in taking care of a pet. Also featured are cool tips, trivia, activities, and, of course, Humphrey himself to lead the way through it all!
Nominated for twenty-four state awards and the winner of seven, the Humphrey series is a hit across the country. And he's becoming a one school/one book favorite!
Everyone's favorite classroom pet is now starring in chapter books!
Humphrey has had lots of adventures as the classroom pet of Room 26, but never one like this. He is going on a campout in the backyard with Heidi and her friends! Theres stargazing, roasting marshmallows, searching for creepy-crawliesand then there are the prank-loving boys next door, who want to prove that the girls are scaredy-cats.
Humphrey doesnt think girls are scaredy-cats. He doesnt think girls are like cats at all. Can this VERY-VERY-VERY small hamster show them with a hairy-scary trick of his own?
With sweet illustrations and an easy reading level, Humphreys Tiny Tales are hamster-iffic for emerging readers.
Everyones favorite classroom pet is now starring in chapter books!
Humphrey is one happy hamster. He lives in Room 26 at Longfellow School. He has a big comfy cage with a wheel perfect for spinning and a room full of friends. But when Humphrey goes to Mandys house one weekend, he learns that her hamster has something Humphrey has never seen beforea hamster car!
Humphrey wants one, too, but school is not usually the place for toys. Then his teacher talks about bringing in something special for a project. Is Humphrey getting a really wheely surprise?
With adorable illustrations and an easy reading level, Humphreys Tiny Tales are just right for emergent readers.
About the Author
Betty G. Birney has written episodes for numerous children's television shows, including The New Adventures of Madeleine, Doug, and Bobby's World, as well as after-school specials and a television movie, Mary Christmas. She has won many awards for her television work, including an Emmy, three Humanitas Prizes, and a Writers Guild of America award.
In addition to the Humphrey books, she is the author of The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs and The Princess and the Peabodys.
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Betty lives in Los Angeles with her husband, an actor.Priscilla Burris graduated from The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, studying Illustration, Design and Merchandising. Since then, she's illustrated several children's books.