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The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid (Geronimo Stilton Series #2)

By: Geronimo Stilton, Larry Keys (Illustrator), Matt Wolf

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Paperback : 128 pages
Publisher : Scholastic, Inc. (January 2004)
ISBN - 10 : 0439559642
ISBN - 13 : 9780439559645
Product Dimensions : 5.28 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.32 (d)
Subjects : Fiction - Animals, Children - Fiction & Literature
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!

The Mystery of the Great Cheese Pyramid I'm off to Egypt! I climbed onboard a crabby old camel that would take me across the desert to the Great Cheese Pyramid. There, among mummies and hieroglyphics, I would learn the secret of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient Mouse World....

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.

Children's Literature

In this amusingly light-hearted alternative to Captain Underpants, Geronimo Stilton, editor of The Rodent's Gazette is dismayed when his grandfather arrives at the paper to economize things. Cheese jokes and puns abound as Geronimo goes to Egypt to cover a story in a plane held together with band aids with seat belts made from string. Still, Geronimo has a rollicking good adventure as the reader is treated to some painless history lessons about ancient Egypt. Happily, our hero returns safely home to lure grandpa away from the paper and restore order. Today's graphically-attuned second and third grade readers will appreciate the lively, colorful cartoon-like illustrations and variable type faces. The book's generous sized print with plenty of white space is just right for emerging readers who will look forward to Geronimo's next adventures. 2004, Scholastic, and Ages 6 to 9.
—Quinby Frank

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.

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