Geronimo Stilton

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For the TV series of the same name, see Geronimo Stilton (TV series).
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Geronimo Stilton is a best-selling children's book series published by Edizioni Piemme of Milan, Italy, since 2000. Scholastic Corporation has published the English version of the series since February 2004. Although the series credits its title character as the author, the idea was originally thought of by Elisabetta Dami.[1] On older novels, the copyright is issued to a pseudonym "Geronimo Stilton"; this was changed on newer books. The books are intended for readers in the 6–12-year-old age range.

Overview[edit]

Geronimo Stilton at an autograph session

In the series, the title character is a talking mouse who lives in New Mouse City on Mouse Island. A best-selling author, Geronimo Stilton[2] works as a journalist and editor for the fictional newspaper The Rodent's Gazette.

He has a younger sister named Thea Stilton,[3] a cousin named Trap Stilton,[3] and a favorite little nephew, nine-year-old Benjamin Stilton.[3] Geronimo is a nervous, mild-mannered mouse who would like nothing better than to live a quiet life, but he keeps getting involved in far-away adventures with Thea, Trap, and Benjamin, and sometimes Aunt Sweetfur. The books are written as though they are autobiographical adventure stories.

The series originated in Italy and has become the most popular children's book series in that country.[citation needed] The books have been translated into 35 languages.

Papercutz obtained the rights to publish English translations of the graphic novels of Geronimo Stilton. These retain some of the original names of the characters that were changed in the storybooks translated by Scholastic. For example, the English translations of the graphic novels by Papercutz continue to use the names "Patty Spring" and "Pandora", while the storybooks by Scholastic changed these names to Petunia Pretty Paws and Bugsy Wugsy, respectively.

The books[edit]

Geronimo Stilton books[edit]

  • #1: Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye (February 2004)
  • #2: The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid (February 2004)
  • #3: Cat and Mouse in a Haunted House (February 2004)
  • #4: I'm Too Fond of My Fur! (February 2004)
  • #5: Four Mice Deep in the Jungle (March 2004)
  • #6: Paws Off, Cheddarface! (April 2004)
  • #7: Red Pizzas for a Blue Count (May 2004)
  • #8: Attack of the Bandit Cats (June 2004)
  • #9: A Fabumouse Vacation for Geronimo (July 2004)
  • #10: All Because of a Cup of Coffee (August 2004)
  • #11: It's Halloween, You 'Fraidy Mouse! (September 2004)
  • #12: Merry Christmas, Geronimo! (October 2004)
  • #13: The Phantom of the Subway (November 2004)
  • #14: The Temple of the Ruby of Fire (December 2004)
  • #15: The Mona Mousa Code (January 2005)
  • #16: A Cheese-Colored Camper (February 2005)
  • #17: Watch Your Whiskers, Stilton! (March 2005)
  • #18: Shipwreck on the Pirate Islands (April 2005)
  • #19: My Name is Stilton, Geronimo Stilton (May 2005)
  • #20: Surf's Up, Geronimo! (June 2005)
  • #21: The Wild, Wild West (July 2005)
  • #22: The Secret of Cacklefur Castle (August 2005)
  • #23: Valentine's Day Disaster (January 2006)
  • #24: Field Trip to Niagara Falls (March 2006)
  • #25: The Search for Sunken Treasure (June 2006)
  • #26: The Mummy with No Name (August 2006)
  • #27: The Christmas Toy Factory (October 2006)
  • #28: Wedding Crasher (January 2007)
  • #29: Down and Out Down Under (March 2007)
  • #30: The Mouse Island Marathon (June 2007)
  • #31: The Mysterious Cheese Thief (August 2007)
  • #32: Valley of the Giant Skeletons (January 2008)
  • #33: Geronimo and the Gold Medal Mystery (April 2008)
  • #34: Geronimo Stilton, Secret Agent (July 2008)
  • #35: A Very Merry Christmas (October 2008)
  • #36: Geronimo's Valentine (January 2009)
  • #37: The Race Across America (April 2009)
  • #38: A Fabumouse School Adventure (July 2009)
  • #39: Singing Sensation (October 2009)
  • #40: The Karate Mouse (January 2010)
  • #41: Mighty Mount Kilimanjaro (April 2010)
  • #42: The Peculiar Pumpkin Thief (July 2010)
  • #43: I'm Not a Supermouse! (October 2010)
  • #44: The Giant Diamond Robbery (January 2011)
  • #45: Save the White Whale! (April 2011)
  • #46: The Haunted Castle (July 2011)
  • #47: Run for the Hills, Geronimo! (October 2011)
  • #48: The Mystery in Venice (January 2012)
  • #49: The Way of the Samurai (April 2012)
  • #50: This Hotel is Haunted! (July 2012)
  • #51: The Enormouse Pearl Heist (October 2012)
  • #52: Mouse in Space! (February 2013)
  • #53: Rumble in the Jungle (April 2013)
  • #54: Get Into Gear, Stilton! (July 2013)
  • #55: The Golden Statue Plot (October 2013)
  • #56: Flight of the Red Bandit (January 2014)
  • #57: The Stinky Cheese Vacation (July 2014)
  • #58: The Super Chef Contest (October 2014)
  • #59: Welcome to Moldy Manor (January 2015)

Special editions[edit]

  • A Christmas Tale (October 2005)
  • Christmas Catastrophe (October 2007)
  • Thea Stilton: The Journey to Atlantis (October 2012)
  • Thea Stilton: The Secret of the Fairies (October 2013)
  • The Journey Through Time (February 2014)
  • The Hunt for the Golden Book (April 2014)
  • Thea Stilton: The Secret of the Snow (October 2014)
  • Back in Time: The Second Journey Through Time (February 2015)
  • The Hunt for the Curious Cheese (April 2015)

Thea Stilton books[edit]

  • #1: Thea Stilton and the Dragon's Code (April 2009)
  • #2: Thea Stilton and the Mountain of Fire (September 2009)
  • #3: Thea Stilton and the Ghost of the Shipwreck (March 2010)
  • #4: Thea Stilton and the Secret City (June 2010)
  • #5: Thea Stilton and the Mystery in Paris (November 2010)
  • #6: Thea Stilton and the Cherry Blossom Adventure (March 2011)
  • #7: Thea Stilton and the Star Castaways (June 2011)
  • #8: Thea Stilton: Big Trouble in the Big Apple (September 2011)
  • #9: Thea Stilton and the Ice Treasure (December 2011)
  • #10: Thea Stilton and the Secret of the Old Castle (March 2012)
  • #11: Thea Stilton and the Blue Scarab Hunt (June 2012)
  • #12: Thea Stilton and the Prince's Emerald (September 2012)
  • #13: Thea Stilton and the Mystery on the Orient Express (December 2012)
  • #14: Thea Stilton and the Dancing Shadows (March 2013)
  • #15: Thea Stilton and the Legend of the Fire Flowers (June 2013)
  • #16: Thea Stilton and the Spanish Dance Mission (September 2013)
  • #17: Thea Stilton and the Journey to the Lion's Den (December 2013)
  • #18: Thea Stilton and the Great Tulip Heist (March 2014)
  • #19: Thea Stilton and the Chocolate Sabotage (June 2014)
  • #20: Thea Stilton and the Missing Myth (December 2014)

Kingdom of Fantasy books[edit]

  • #1: The Kingdom of Fantasy (October 2009)
  • #2: The Quest for Paradise: The Return to the Kingdom of Fantasy (October 2010)
  • #3: The Amazing Voyage: The Third Adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy (September 2011)
  • #4: The Dragon Prophecy: The Fourth Adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy (September 2012)
  • #5: The Volcano of Fire: The Fifth Adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy (September 2013)
  • #6: The Search for Treasure: The Sixth Adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy (September 2014)

Creepella von Cacklefur books[edit]

  • #1: The Thirteen Ghosts (August 2011)
  • #2: Meet Me in Horrorwood (August 2011)
  • #3: Ghost Pirate Treasure (February 2012)
  • #4: Return of the Vampire (August 2012)
  • #5: Fright Night (August 2013)
  • #6: Ride for Your Life! (August 2014)

Cavemice books[edit]

  • #1: The Stone of Fire (January 2013)
  • #2: Watch Your Tail! (May 2013)
  • #3: Help, I'm in Hot Lava! (November 2013)
  • #4: The Fast and the Frozen (February 2014)
  • #5: The Great Mouse Race (June 2014)
  • #6: Don't Wake the Dinosaur! (November 2014)
  • #7: I'm a Scaredy-Mouse! (March 2015)

Spacemice books[edit]

  • #1: Alien Escape (April 2014)
  • #2: You're Mine, Captain! (August 2014)
  • #3: Ice Planet Adventure (February 2015)

Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels by PapercutZ[edit]

As of December 2013, 13 English translations of the graphic novels have been published.

  • #1: The Discovery of America (18 August 2009)
  • #2: The Secret of the Sphinx (18 August 2009)
  • #3: The Coliseum Con (24 November 2009)
  • #4: Following the Trail of Marco Polo (13 April 2010)
  • #5: The Great Ice Age (6 July 2010)
  • #6: Who Stole the Mona Lisa? (26 October 2010)
  • #7: Dinosaurs in Action (1 February 2011)
  • #8: Play It Again, Mozart! (13 September 2011)
  • #9: The Weird Book Machine (31 January 2012)
  • #10: Geronimo Stilton Saves the Olympics (5 June 2012)
  • #11: We'll Always Have Paris (2 October 2012)
  • #12: The First Samurai (19 March 2013)
  • #13: The Fastest Train in the West (10 December 2013)
  • #14: The First Mouse on the Moon (24 June 2014)
  • #15: All for Stilton, Stilton for All! (13 January 2015)

Thea Stilton Graphic Novels by PapercutZ[edit]

  • #1: The Secret of Whale Island (30 April 2013)
  • #2: Revenge of the Lizard Club (20 August 2013)
  • #3: The Treasure of the Viking Ship (22 April 2014)
  • #4: Catching the Giant Wave (30 September 2014)

Characters in the Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels[edit]

The characters of Geronimo Stilton also used their other names from the 2nd to the 6th novel.

The Secret of the Sphinx:

  • Stiltons (land far from Egypt):
    • Geronimo Stilton: Geron-Ankh-Amon
    • Patty Spring (originally Petunia Pretty Paws): Pat-Nefret
    • Trap: Rat-Trap
    • Benjamin: Ben-Ja-Pet
    • Pandora (originally Bugsy Wugsy): Pan-Do-Rat
  • Pirate Cats (Priests and temple dancer of Goddess Bastet)
    • Tersilla: Rat-Shepsut
    • Catardone III: Cat-Sinuhe
    • Bonzo: Bon-Zezet
  • Characters of Ancient Egypt:
    • Noble Vizier, Rat-Karue
    • Chief Architect of Pharaoh, Ratty-Atum
    • Pharaoh Chephren
    • The Queen
    • Pharaoh's Son, Micerino

The Coliseum Con:

  • Stiltons:
    • Geronimo: Geronimus Stiltonius
    • Nosymouse Squeak (originally Hercule Poirat): Nosymousius Squeakius
    • Thea, Benjamin and Pandora: Visitors
  • Pirate Cats (Noble Family of Alexandria; Egypt, and worker):
    • Tersilla: Licinia Mousilla / Matron
    • Catardone III: Catardonius Catardicus
    • Bonzo: Caius Bonzus
  • Characters of Ancient Rome:
    • Divine Emperor, Titus
    • Architect, Flavianus Raticum

Following the Trail of Marco Polo:

  • Stiltons (Venetian merchants):
    • Geronimo: Geronimo Stiltonin
    • Patty: Mistress Patricia
    • Trap: Trapolon
    • Benjamin: Benjamino
    • Pandora: Pandorama
  • Pirate Cats (Venetian merchants):
    • Tersilla: Ratilla Ratini
    • Catardone III: Ratardone
    • Bonzo: Ratonzo Raton
  • Characters of Khanbalik Imperial Palace:
    • Lord of Mongolian Empire, Kublai Khan
    • Writer of Diary, Marco Polo
    • Marco Polo's father, Niccolo Polo
    • Marco Polo's uncle, Matteo Polo
    • Official for Kublai Khan, Mouse-Chechung

The Great Ice Age:

  • Stiltons:
    • Geronimo: Geronimut Stiltonut
    • Patty: Pattut
    • Trap: Trapput
    • Benjamin: Benjamut
    • Pandora: Pandorut
  • Pirate Cats: Gods of Lightning
  • Characters of the Wurm Glaciation:
    • Leader of Tribe, Rat-Kun
    • Children of Rat-Kun, Rat-Rat and Ratuk
    • Rodents of Rat-Kun tribe

Who Stole the Mona Lisa?:

  • Stiltons (Marseille Merchants):
    • Geronimo: Gerome Stiltoneaux
    • Thea: Thea
    • Trap: Trapofalon
    • Benjamin: Belmouse
    • Pandora: Pandorette
  • Pirate Cats (Painters/Assistants)
    • Tersilla: Thea (disguised)
    • Catardone III: Catard of Cat
    • Bonzo: Bonzeton Lebonze
  • Characters of Amboise:
    • Leonardo's servant, Battista
    • Machine creator, Leonardo da Vinci
    • Francis I of France

Other media[edit]

There are also audio-cassette and CD versions of the Geronimo Stilton books published by Scholastic Audio Books. There are 3 stories in the first three collections (1–3, 4–6, 7–9), book 10 is sold by itself, and the remaining books are sold in pairs (11–12, 13–14, 15–16, 17–18, 20–21, 22 and 24, 25–26). Books 1 through 10 are read by Edward Herrmann. Books 11–18, 20–22 and 24, and 25–26 are read by Bill Lobley.

TV series[edit]

An animated series of 26 episodes in each Season which debuted in Belgium and the Netherlands on 21 September 2009.[4]

Musical Theatre[edit]

The 'Kingdom of Fantasy' series has been developed into a live show, which has been performed in Spanish in Barcelona, Spain[5] and in both English and French in Montreal, Canada.[6]

Comics/graphic novels[edit]

Papercutz has been publishing Geronimo Stilton graphic novels since 2009; they have published a line of Thea Stilton graphic novels since 2013.

The Rodent's Gazette Online[edit]

The Rodent's Gazette is Geronimo Stilton's most "famouse" newspaper in New Mouse City. It is updated every few months, with stories based on Geronimo Stilton's latest books and adventures. It is also the official Geronimo Stilton website for English readers.[citation needed]

The editors at Scholastic have stopped writing more top stories since Spring 2006. In the meantime, however, the "Book Reviews" section of the site is still being updated, with summaries, book covers, and of course, reviews about each of Geronimo's latest adventures.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Herbert R. Lottman (9 February 2002) Milan, Italy's Trade Capital. Publishers Weekly.
  2. ^ Geronimo Stilton. Kidsreads.com. Retrieved on 12 August 2013.
  3. ^ a b c All Series. Kidsreads.com Retrieved on 12 August 2013.
  4. ^ Aaron H. Bynum (30 May 2008) 'Geronimo Stilton' Animation Pre-Sale News. Animation Insider.net
  5. ^ Aguiar, Javier. "Geronimo Stilton instala su mundo de fantasía en el Calderón hasta el martes". El Norte del Castilla. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Donnelly, Pat (20 December 2013). "Review: Geronimo Stilton dans le royaume de la fantaisie". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 

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