Author Archives: Geronimo Stilton

August 7, 2013

Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy

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KOF_DragonProphecyGeronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy

“Summer at Dragon Lake” by Geronimo Stilton

It’s me again, Geronimo Stilton! The other night, I had an enormouse dinner of cheese pizza with my friends. I must say, the amount of food I ate was truly impressive. I was so full, I barely even remember getting home.

In the middle of the night, the smell of roses filled the air. It was the Dragon of the Rainbow! He had come to take me to the Kingdom of Fantasy!  We flew through the mild night sky until the sun rose, and landed in the Kingdom of the Silver Dragons, where my friend Princess Sterling lives.

“Welcome, Sir Geronimo of Stilton!” Sterling cried when she saw me. She had called me there because she wanted me to experience the kingdom in peacetime.

She hopped on the back of her dragon, Sparkle, and we flew together over to Dragon Lake. It was full of dragons having a great time in the water! They even had a dragon-sized diving board. Everyone wanted me to jump off of it, but I wasn’t sure I could. I am a little afraid of heights! But Sterling and her friends were so supportive that I did it, followed by the Dragon of the Rainbow. Boy, did that make a splash!

At the end of the day, I was sad to leave, but I had had a great time enjoying summer with Sterling and the dragons. I had missed them. And now I can’t wait to go back to the Kingdom of Fantasy for another adventure!

July 24, 2013

Creepella von Cacklefur’s Summer

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ReturnOfTheVampCreepella’s Summer Adventure by Geronimo Stilton

Hello, mouse friends! I hope you’re all enjoying the summer! I wanted to share with you a spooky little story that my friend Creepella wrote. Her pet bat Bitewing just dropped it in my lap insisting that I post it. So here it is!

“The Slimy Swamp Ghost” by Creepella von Cacklefur

It was a humid summer day. “What perfect weather for the beach!” Creepella exclaimed to her niece, Shivereen. Shivereen cheered and leapt into Creepella’s hearse, and they sped off toward the Slimy Swamp. On the way, they picked up their friend Billy Squeakspeare.

“Do we have to go to the Slimy Swamp? I hear it’s haunted by an angry ghost!” Billy said.

“Don’t worry so much, silly Billy!” Creepella replied.

They got to the green, muddy Slimy Swamp. Creepella ran down to the water, and the muck oozed around her paws. “Summer is mouse-tastic!” she cried.

Billy was just about to dive in the water when he heard an eerie moan. He shrieked and leapt backward.

“It’s the ghost!” Shivereen exclaimed. At that, Billy started running away, but Creepella caught him.

“Ghostie, why are you moaning?” Creepella asked.

A slow, eerie voice answered, “I’m just so lonely out here. And when I try to make friends, everyone runs away!”

“We’ll be your friends!” Creepella and Shivereen cried. They spent the rest of the afternoon chatting with their new ghost pal. Even Billy had a race with the ghost through the swamp . . . which he lost, of course.

At the end of the day, the mice said goodbye to the Slimy Swamp ghost. They would be back to visit soon!

THE END

Find out more about Creepella’s adventures.

July 17, 2013

Geronimo Stiltonoot’s Summer

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Cavemice2WatchYourTailA Stone Age Summer Day by Geronimo Stiltonoot

As the sun came up over Old Mouse City, the great cavemouse village, I leaped out of my straw bed. The weathersaurus was screaming in my ear. “It’s a perfect summer day today! Better get out and enjoy it!” he yelled. Great rocky boulders, that dinosaur is loud!

But I followed his advice and went outside. He was right; it was a perfect summer day! I wasn’t sure what I would do with it. I sure didn’t want to be inside chiseling The Stone Gazette. So I decided to surprise my sister Thea and take her on a picnic.

I packed a hollow gourd full of fern juice and lots of cheese to eat. My autosaurus had the week off. (He was away visiting his dino relatives), so I walked over to Thea’s. Walking is always a little dangerous for cavemice. You never know if today’s the day you’ll go extinct!

Thea was happy to go on a picnic . . . but insisted on riding her autosaurus, Grunty, who always wants to make a snack out of me! I barely got to eat anything because I spent the whole time running away from him!

Finally, he settled down for a nap. I looked out over the village from our beautiful picnic spot and smiled. How I love my home and all the cavemice in it! Summer vacation is the perfect time to do all the fun things outdoors you can’t do during the rest of the year.

What do you like to do in the summer? What outdoor activities do you have planned?

July 3, 2013

Geronimo Stilton Summer Vacation

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FC_BC_9780545481946.inddWhy I love summer vacation! By Geronimo Stilton

Ahh, summer vacation. Who doesn’t love it?! I love my job, but sometimes I just need to get away from the busy atmosphere at The Rodents Gazette. In fact, just last week I had a fabumouse time away from work!

I had planned on having a relaxing week in New Mouse City sleeping in, reading in my cozy mouse hole, and picnicking in the park with my dear nephew Benjamin. Little did I know that I would be whisked away by my friends on a crazy camping adventure!

Holey cheese! I ended up on a camping trip with my athletic friend Wild Willy, my cousin Trap, my sister Thea, and Benjamin. I’m no sportsmouse, and I was totally unprepared for the woods!

During our time outside we ended up:

  • hiking up giant mountains! (Well, actually, maybe they were just very little hills.)
  • swimming in an enormouse, shark-infested lake! (Well, actually, maybe it was more like a pond with only little fish . . . but those fish did not like me!)
  • sleeping soundly under the stars! (Well, actually, I could barely sleep . . . all of the nighttime insect and animal noises scared me too much!)

It was exhausting. But in the end, it was a mouse-tastic week, because I was spending time in favorite way: with family and friends!

You can read more about my vacation in Geronimo Stilton Book #54: Get into Gear, Stilton! How do you like to spend your summer vacation?

March 3, 2010

Make the BE BIG Promise

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Bebig_2010Hey Splotters!

Back in the beginning of February, we told you about the BE BIG In Your Community Contest where you can enter for a chance to see your BIG Idea win a $25,000 community grant.

Here's something else to think about. Have you ever made a promise to ‘Be a Good Friend’ or to ‘Help Others?' Well we are asking you to do just that and tell everyone about it! The BE BIG Promise invites YOU to show that the smallest of actions can make a difference to everyone around you. People from all around the country are promising to BE BIG in big and small ways – think recycling more, keeping your room clean or helping a friend with homework. So far we have over 300 promises and are looking to get to a whopping 25,000 by the end of 2010!

You can track which states have the most Promises so far. Checking out the map, it looks like some of the states are in need of some promises, pronto! Are you from Montana, Arkansas, Rhode Island, New Hampshire or Vermont? If so, LET'S GET SOME PROMISES! Tell your friends, family and classmates! Try to catch up with states like New York with 36, Georgia with 22 and Illinois with 23…even Alaska and Hawaii have a few Promises! If your state isn’t in need of promises, try to get ahead of the gang now as they are sure to catch up quick!

Promise to BE BIG today!

— Julia, Scholastic Media

February 1, 2010

Second Annual BE BIG In Your Community Contest

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Bebig_2010 Happy February, everyone! Julia 'STACKS Guest Blogger' here to tell you about the second annual BE BIG In Your Community Contest—and YOUR chance to submit your BIG Idea to win a $25,000 community grant to make that idea come to life!

Last year 16,000 of you were inspired to BE BIG and entered your BIG Ideas for a chance to win. (Take a look at last year's winners here.) Our Grand Prize winner was 12-year-old Madelon Kerns, who entered her BIG Idea for a boundless playground for her special needs friends who aren't able to use regular playgrounds. Madelon says the boundless playgrounds ". . .allow ALL children to learn and play together."

The runner-up winners include kids like Mattie and Lydia, who work for the Mayor's Youth Council to help less fortunate kids feel like they are part of the community and get them involved in activities. And another runner-up, Skyler, is creating “Kids Care Packs” to give to kids in homeless shelters and children's hospitals. The Kids Care Packs are full of fun things for kids to do, including coloring books, activity sheets, markers, and more!

We know that you have some BIG Ideas of your own to make the world a better place, so click here to enter the 2010 BE BIG In Your Community Contest! We want to know how you and your friends are Being BIG!

Good Luck!

—Julia, Scholastic Media

June 8, 2009

BE BIG in Your Community!

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Bebig Hey, guys! Just wanted to give you a quick BE BIG! Update: A few weeks ago, I told you about our BE BIG in Your Community Contest. Well, the contest is going strong with over 130 entries and you still have a month left to enter YOUR Big Idea on how you can make a difference in your community.

If you're having trouble thinking of a great idea, check out an article I found about a kid doing BIG things by helping out in his own community that may help inspire you! The 13-year old in the article (Alex) started volunteering at a company in his community that collects medical supplies for needy countries in Africa. When Alex's supervisor mentioned that one of her contacts in Malawi had expressed an interest in getting some athletic equipment, Alex had an idea for how to help. It was the fall, when Alex, a soccer player, and all his friends realize that their old cleats are now too small, or when younger kids realize they need larger soccer balls. Usually that old equipment sits around until someone eventually throws it away. But Alex had had another destination in mind for that gear. He had a BIG Idea that all that old, unused equipment could go to those kids in the poor communities that his supervisor had mentioned. So Alex, along with about 50 friends, collected that old soccer equipment from the bottom of their closets and got it ready to ship to Africa. For more on Alex, read the full article here.

Alex's idea started small, with just an email to some friends—and now he's helping kids in Africa get out, be active, and play soccer! Your Idea doesn't have to be as BIG as Alex's to make a difference; it can be something small right in your community! Enter your Idea here by June 26th and tell us how YOU plan to make a small difference and BE BIG!

—Julia, from the BE BIG team

May 7, 2009

New Contest: BE BIG in Your Community!

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Bebig_130 Remember being little and having your parents tell you to SHARE,
PLAY FAIR, or TELL THE TRUTH? Well, now that you are older, you don't
need to be reminded, right? You are just a sharing, truthful person
that plays fair! Do you know that by doing those small things, you can
make a difference in your life and the lives of other people around
you? For example, you can do something as little as giving up your seat
on the bus or reading a book to your little brother or sister. You can
do something that doesn't cost a lot of money, such as cleaning up your
local park or making new signs for the neighborhood so that it's safe
for the little kids. The point is, it only takes a little out of your
day to make a difference in someone else's life.

Scholastic recently launched a new campaign called BE BIG, which
takes BIG IDEAS and shows how they can be applied every day by YOU to
make the world we live in a better place. The Big Ideas are: Share, Play Fair, Have Respect, Believe in Yourself, Work Together, Be Responsible, Be Truthful, Be Kind, Be a Good Friend and Help Others.

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Enter YOUR BIG IDEA in the BE BIG in Your Community Contest for a chance to see your BIG Idea honored with a $25,000 grant!

Did you ever have a BIG idea that you thought could make a
difference in your school or community? Did you ever wonder how you
could make that Big idea happen? The BE BIG in Your Community Contest
allows you to enter that Big Idea for a chance to win a community grant
and apply that grant to make a difference!

The grand prize entry will be honored with a $25,000 community
grant, and the runner up entries will each be honored with a $2,500
community grant (via HandsOn Network affiliate organizations or
designees) from the Be Big Fund to be used towards implementing the
winning proposals.*

Remember . . . It only takes a little to make a difference . . . It only takes a little to BE BIG!

— Julia, from the BE BIG team

*All grants will be
administered through HandsOn Network and its designated affiliates or
local organizations; funds will not be disbursed directly to honorees.
100% of the grant funds will be used towards implementing the proposal
in the winning Be Big In Your Community entries. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the
District of Columbia. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
Contest starts April 20, 2009 and ends on June 26, 2009. Sponsor:
Scholastic Inc. (See Official Rules for Details). To learn more about Scholastic's online Privacy Policy, go to www.scholastic.com/privacy.htm