Geronimo Stilton

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Geronimo Stilton is an Italian children's book series published by Edizioni Piemme of Milan, Italy, since 2000. 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. Scholastic Corporation has published the English version of the series in the US since February 2004, and the books are published by Sweet Cherry Publishing in the UK.

The series has sold over 140 million copies worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling book series ever written.[2]

Overview[edit]

Geronimo Stilton at an autograph session

In the series, the title character is an anthropomorphic mouse who lives in New Mouse City on Mouse Island. A best-selling author, Geronimo Stilton[3] works as a journalist and editor for the fictional newspaper The Rodent's Gazette.

He has a younger sister named Thea Stilton,[4] a cousin named Trap Stilton,[4] and a favorite little nephew, nine-year-old Benjamin Stilton.[4] 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 work of an Italian author under a pseudonym, the series has become the most popular children's book series in Italy[citation needed] and the books have been translated into 35 languages. [5]

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]

Tile of the muretto in Alassio

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)
  60. The Treasure of Easter Island (July 2015)
  61. Mouse House Hunter (October 2015)
  62. Mouse Overboard! (January 2016)
  63. The Cheese Experiment (July 2016)
  64. Magical Mission (October 2016)
  65. Bollywood Burglary (January 2017)
  66. Operation: Secret Recipe (July 2017)
  67. The Chocolate Chase (October 2017)
  68. Cyber-Thief Showdown (January 2018)
  69. Hug a Tree, Geronimo (July 2018)
  70. The Phantom Bandit (October 2018)
  71. Geronimo on Ice! (January 2019)
  72. The Hawaiian Heist (May 2019)

Special editions[edit]

  • A Christmas Tale (October 2005)
  • Christmas Catastrophe (October 2007)
  • The Hunt for the Golden Book (April 2014)
  • The Hunt for the Curious Cheese (April 2015)
  • The Phoenix of Destiny: An Epic Kingdom of Fantasy Adventure (September 2015)
  • The Hunt for the Secret Papyrus (April 2016)
  • The Hunt for the Hundredth Key (April 2017)
  • The Dragon of Fortune: An Epic Kingdom of Fantasy Adventure (September 2017)
  • The Hunt for the Colosseum Ghost (March 2018)

Mini Mysteries[edit]

  • The Super Scam
  • The Lake Monster
  • The Mouse Hoax
  • The Cat Gang
  • The Double Cross
  • The Cheese Burglar

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)
  7. The Enchanted Charms: The Seventh Adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy (June 2015)
  8. The Hour of Magic: The Eighth Adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy (June 2016)
  9. The Wizard's Wand: The Ninth Adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy (September 2016)
  10. The Ship of Secrets: The Tenth Adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy (July 2017)
  11. The Guardian of the Realm: The Eleventh Adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy (September 2018)

Journey Through Time books[edit]

  1. The Journey Through Time (February 2014)
  2. Back in Time: The Second Journey Through Time (February 2015)
  3. The Race Against Time: The Third Journey Through Time (February 2016)
  4. Lost in Time: The Fourth Journey Through Time (February 2017)
  5. No Time to Lose: The Fifth Journey Through Time (February 2018)
  6. The Test of Time: The Sixth Journey Through Time (February 2019)

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)
  21. Thea Stilton and the Lost Letters (June 2015)
  22. Thea Stilton and the Tropical Treasure (December 2015)
  23. Thea Stilton and the Hollywood Hoax (June 2016)
  24. Thea Stilton and the Madagascar Madness (December 2016)
  25. Thea Stilton and the Frozen Fiasco (June 2017)
  26. Thea Stilton and the Venice Masquerade (December 2017)
  27. Thea Stilton and the Niagara Splash (May 2018)
  28. Thea Stilton and the Riddle of the Ruins (December 2018)
  29. Thea Stilton and the Phantom of the Orchestra (June 2019)


Thea Stilton special editions[edit]

  1. The Journey to Atlantis (October 2012)
  2. The Secret of the Fairies (October 2013)
  3. The Secret of the Snow (October 2014)
  4. The Cloud Castle (October 2015)
  5. The Treasure of the Sea (October 2016)
  6. The Land of Flowers (October 2017)
  7. The Secret of the Crystal Fairies (October 2018)

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)
  7. A Suitcase Full of Ghosts (August 2015)
  8. The Phantom of the Theater (August 2016)
  9. The Haunted Dinosaur (August 2017)

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)
  8. Surfing for Secrets (July 2015)
  9. Get the Scoop, Geronimo! (November 2015)
  10. My Autosaurus Will Win! (March 2016)
  11. Sea Monster Surprise (July 2016)
  12. Paws Off the Pearl! (November 2016)
  13. The Smelly Search (March 2017)
  14. Shoo, Caveflies! (July 2017)
  15. A Mammoth Mystery (November 2017)

Spacemice books[edit]

  1. Alien Escape (April 2014)
  2. You're Mine, Captain! (August 2014)
  3. Ice Planet Adventure (February 2015)
  4. The Galactic Goal (May 2015)
  5. Rescue Rebellion (September 2015)
  6. The Underwater Planet (February 2016)
  7. Beware! Space Junk! (May 2016)
  8. Away in a Star Sled (September 2016)
  9. Slurp Monster Showdown (February 2017)
  10. Pirate Spacecat Attack (May 2017)
  11. We'll Bite Your Tail, Geronimo! (September 2017)
  12. The Invisible Planet (February 2018)

Heromice books[edit]

  1. Mice to the Rescue (July 2014)
  2. Robot Attack (November 2014)
  3. Flood Mission (March 2015)
  4. The Perilous Plants (July 2015)
  5. The Invisible Thief (November 2015)
  6. Dinosaur Danger (November 2016)
  7. Time Machine Trouble (March 2017)
  8. Charge of the Clones (May 2017)
  9. Insect Invasion (July 2017)
  10. Sweet Dreams, Sewer Rats! (December 2017)
  11. Revenge of the Mini-Mice! (February 2018)

Micekings books[edit]

  1. Attack of the Dragons (April 2016)
  2. The Famouse Fjord Race (August 2016)
  3. Pull the Dragon's Tooth! (December 2016)
  4. Stay Strong, Geronimo! (April 2017)
  5. The Mysterious Message (August 2017)
  6. The Helmet Holdup (December 2017)
  7. The Dragon Crown (April 2018)

Classic Tales books[edit]

  1. Treasure Island (October 2014) by Robert Louis Stevenson
  2. Little Women (September 2015) by Louisa May Alcott
  3. Around the World in Eighty Days (September 2016) by Jules Verne
  4. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (May 2017) by Lyman Frank Baum
  5. Alice in Wonderland (September 2017) by Lewis Carroll
  6. Moby Dick (May 2018) by Herman Melville
  7. The Secret Garden (October 2018) by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Thea Stilton: Mouseford Academy books[edit]

  1. Drama at Mouseford (October 2014/April 2018)
  2. The Missing Diary (October 2014/April 2018)
  3. Mouselets in Danger (November 2014/April 2018)
  4. Dance Challenge (November 2014/April 2018)
  5. The Secret Invention (February 2015/August 2018)
  6. A Mouseford Musical (February 2015/December 2018)
  7. Mice Take the Stage (December 2015)
  8. A Fashionable Mystery (December 2015)
  9. The Mysterious Love Letter (May 2016)
  10. A Dream on Ice (May 2016)
  11. Lights, Camera, Action! (September 2016)
  12. Mice on the Runway (2016)
  13. Sea Turtle Rescue (December 2017)
  14. The Secret Notebook (2018)
  15. The Friendship Recipe
  16. The Royal Ball
  17. The Puppy Problem
  18. The Secret of the Butterflies
  19. The Missing Mirror

Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels by PapercutZ[edit]

As of April 2018, 20 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)
  16. Lights, Camera, Stilton! (4 August 2015)
  17. The Mystery of the Pirate Ship (24 May 2016)
  18. First to the Last Place on Earth! (22 November 2016)
  19. Lost in Translation (29 August 2017)
  20. Saving Liberty (TBA)

Geronimo Stilton Reporter Graphic Novels by Papercutz[edit]

  1. Operation Shufongfong (16 October 2018)
  2. It's MY Scoop! (9 April 2019)

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)
  5. The Secret of the Waterfall in the Woods (9 February 2016)
  6. The Thea Sisters and the Mystery at Sea (30 August 2016)
  7. A Song for the Thea Sisters (14 March 2017)
  8. The Thea Sisters and the Secret Treasure Hunt (26 December 2017)

Characters in the Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels[edit]

The characters of Geronimo Stilton also used their other names from the second to the sixth 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:

Other media[edit]

There are also audio-cassette and CD versions of the Geronimo Stilton books published by Scholastic Audio Books. There are three 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 the same name debuted in Italy on 15 September 2009.[6] The show ran for 78 episodes across three seasons (26 episodes for each season) with the series finale airing on 28 February 2017.

Theatre[edit]

In 2016, Oregon Children's Theatre produced Geronimo Stilton: Mouse in Space, a world-premiere adaptation of Mouse in Space! by John Maclay, and the first live-action production of Geronimo Stilton media in the United States. [7] The production is set to tour in Canada in 2018.[8]

Musical theatre[edit]

The 'Kingdom of Fantasy' series has been developed into a live show, which has been performed in Spanish in Barcelona, Spain,[9] Dutch in The Netherlands,[10] Dutch/Flemish in Belgium and in both English and French in Montreal, Canada.[11]

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.

Video games[edit]

Sony Computer Entertainment partnered with Virtual Toys to develop two video games based on the series for PlayStation Portable. The first, Geronimo Stilton in the Kingdom of Fantasy was released in Europe on 3 November 2011.[12] The follow-up, Geronimo Stilton: Return to the Kingdom of Fantasy, was released in the continent on 31 October 2012.[13] In North America, both titles were released exclusively on the PlayStation Store on 16 July 2013.[14]

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 early 2006. The "Book Reviews" section of the site is still being updated with summaries, book covers, and 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. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-14. Retrieved 2015-06-17.
  3. ^ Geronimo Stilton. Kidsreads.com. Retrieved on 12 August 2013.
  4. ^ a b c All Series. Kidsreads.com Retrieved on 12 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Geronimo Stilton Biography - Sidelights". Biography.jrank.org. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  6. ^ Aaron H. Bynum (30 May 2008) 'Geronimo Stilton' Animation Pre-Sale News. Animation Insider.net
  7. ^ "Geronimo Stilton". Oregon Children's Theatre. Retrieved 2017-03-05.
  8. ^ "'Geronimo Stilton' to Tour Canada". License Global. UBM. 23 January 2018. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  9. ^ Aguiar, Javier. "Geronimo Stilton instala su mundo de fantasía en el Calderón hasta el martes". El Norte del Castilla. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 July 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  11. ^ Donnelly, Pat (20 December 2013). "Review: Geronimo Stilton dans le royaume de la fantaisie". Montreal Gazette. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  12. ^ González, Lucía (24 October 2011). "Geronimo Stilton llegará a PSP el 3 de noviembre". PlayStation Blog. Sony Computer Entertainment. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  13. ^ Mateus, Fernando (1 October 2012). "Geronimo Stilton vuelve a PSP". Hobby Consolas. Axel Springer SE. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  14. ^ Chen, Grace (16 July 2013). "PlayStation Store Update". PlayStation Blog. Sony Computer Entertainment. Retrieved 6 April 2018.

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