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May 26 2014

The Hunt for the Golden Book by Geronimo Stilton

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Scholastic, 2014. ISBN: 9780545646499.
Recommended for readers from 7-9 years. Themes: Writing, Mice, Parties, Books and Reading, Theft. The Hunt for the Golden Book is a Special Edition Geronimo Stilton presented as a hard-covered novel with a gold-cornered dust jacket. This is a unique time for Geronimo Stilton the editor of The Rodents' Gazette, he's celebrating the tenth anniversary of his first book being published. This book differs from the tried and true travel formula, instead all of Geronimo's family, friends and Gazette colleagues rally to plan an enormouse celebration. Grandfather William the original newspaper editor throws a few spanners in the works as he intereferes with Geronimo's creative writing process. The deadline is extremely tight one week to write unfortunately Geronimo's laptop is stolen, party plans are sabotaged and mayhem occurs.
For an extra special read, a second mystery story The Lake Monster is also included. When a mysterious monster is seen rising out of the lake on Mouse Island, Geronimo and his team are on the case. Unfortunately, when they try to capture a photo of the creature everything starts to unravel and there's another mystery to solve. With the addition of the some cheesy jokes and the usual bold style of text and colourful illustrations, this is another great addition to the popular series.
Rhyllis Bignell

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