Other Free Encyclopedias » Brief Biographies » Biographies: Nate Smith Biography - Fought His Way into the Union to Theodosius II Biography

Geronimo Stilton Biography - Personal, Addresses, Career, Writings, Sidelights

scholastic york mouse series

Born in Italy.

Agent—c/o Author Mail, Scholastic, Inc., 557 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

Writer.

FOR CHILDREN; ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN ITALIAN

Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2004.

The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid, illustrated by Matt Wolf, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2004.

Cat and Mouse in a Haunted House, illustrated by Matt Wolf, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2004.

I'm Too Fond of My Fur, illustrated by Larry Keys, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2004.

Four Mice Deep in the Jungle, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2004.

Paws off, Cheddarface!, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2004.

Red Pizzas for a Blue Count, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2004.

Attack of the Bandit Cats, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2004.

A Fabumouse Vacation, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2004.

All Because of a Cup of Coffee, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2004.

It's Halloween, You 'Fraidy Mouse, translated by Joan L. Giurdanella, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2004.

Merry Christmas, Geronimo!, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2004.

The Phantom of the Subway, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2004.

The Temple of the Ruby of Fire, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2004.

The Mona Mousa Code, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2004.

A Cheese-colored Camper, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2004.

Watch Your Whiskers, Stilton!, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2004.

Books published in original Italian by Edizioni Piemme (Casale Monferrato, Italy).

Books have been translated into thirty-five languages.

Writing under the guise of a bewhiskered, monocle-wearing mouse who ventures into all manner of adventures while publishing the New Mouse City's hometown paper Rodent's Gazette, Geronimo Stilton is the tongue-in-cheek pseudonym of an Italian author. Appearing in numerous books that have gained a massive following among Italian children and have been translated into thirty-five languages, the mousey journalist has made his way to U.S. readers in translated editions that include Paws off, Cheddarface!, The Temple of the Ruby Fire, The Mona Mousa Code, and The Phantom of the Subway.

As the series' titles make clear, Stilton's tales often poke fun at major works of literature—the blockbuster novel The DaVinci Code is treated to a rodent-inspired send-up in The Mona Mousa Code, while The Temple of the Ruby Fire revisits J. K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" books in a humorous vein. Geronimo Stilton is joined in his many adventures by reoccurring characters that include sister Tea, nephew Benjamin and cousin Trappola, and fellow rodents Torquato and the long-nosed Zia Lippa. His adventures, which span the globe, are clearly mapped by colorful illustrations, and a key to the important characters is included in each volume, to allow new readers to jump in mid-series.

In Paws off, Cheddarface!, which School Library Journal reviewer Elaine E. Knight cited for its "broad humor, frantic action, and pun-filled dialogue," Stilton must redeem his reputation after a rival editor attempts to besmirch his reputation. Red Pizza for a Blue Count finds the rodental protagonist battling the evil Count von Ratoff to save a cousin trapped in the count's Transylvanian lair, while The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid finds Stilton on his way to Egypt to interview notedly eccentric Professor Spitfur about the archeologist's efforts to discover an ancient technique for creating energy. "Geronimo's adventures resemble old Saturday morning cartoons," wrote Knight, noting the pseudonymous author's use of "stock characters," variable fonts, and "comic-book-style illustrations." The "snazzy series . . . about a globetrotting mouse journalist spreads the cheesy puns nice and thick," concluded a Publishers Weekly contributor of Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye.

Beginning to import the series from Italy in 2004, New York publishing house Scholastic started the "Geronimo Stilton" series off with four volumes: Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye, Cat and Mouse in a Haunted House, Curse of the Cheese Pyramid, and I'm Too Fond of My Fur. Whetting the taste of U.S. fans, the "Stilton" books have since appeared regularly, and Scholastic has also produced a humorous online fan site featuring editions of Stilton's Rodent's Gazette, penned with the same fast-paced humor. Profiling the series on Kidsreads.com, Terry Miller Shannon explained that in their country of origin the "Geronimo Stilton" books are "the bestselling children's books, besting Harry Potter" and "as irresistible as a cheddar, Swiss and bleu cheese sandwich is to a starving mouse."

Biographical and Critical Sources

PERIODICALS

Publishers Weekly, February 23, 2004, review of Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye, p. 77.

School Library Journal, August, 2004, Elaine E. Knight, review of The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid, p. 96; September, 2004, Elaine E. Knight, review of Paws off, Cheddarface!, p. 181.

ONLINE

Geronimo Stilton Web site (in Italian), http://www.geronimostilton.it (March 7, 2005).

Kidsreads.com, http://www.kidsreads.com/ (Marcy 7, 2005), Terry Miller Shannon, review of "Geronimo Stilton" series.

Scholastic Web site, http://www.scholastic.com/ (March 7, 2005), "Geronimo Stilton."*

Catherine Stine Biography - Personal, Addresses, Career, Honors Awards, Writings, Work in Progress, Sidelights [next] [back] Darlene R. Stilie (1942–) Biography - Personal, Career, Member, Writings, Sidelights

User Comments

Your email address will be altered so spam harvesting bots can't read it easily.
Hide my email completely instead?

Cancel or

Vote down Vote up

over 5 years ago

Dear Mr.Stilton,

I have read some of your books and I think they are FANTASTIC.My favorite book you made is Wedding Crasher.It was funny!My favorite part was when Trap,Thea,and you came to the castle and you guys were like what this is the castle!The part I thought was funny was when Trap put itching powder in your pants and you took your pants off!That was so funny!The part I thought was gross was when you saw the groom and the groom's father and the father was like don't spend any money on the bride and then the groom said "I have been wearing the underpants for 5 years!"I loved that book so much!Thank yo for writing books for us I really appreciate it!Oh, what is your favorite book you made and why?



From your fan,

Lauren

Vote down Vote up

over 6 years ago

Dear Mr. Stilton,

My son Matthew (2nd Grade) has written you a personal letter and I would like to share with him that it was sent. Your books have really ignited his imagination and desire for reading. Please write back and give me the appropriate address to send his letter to you.

Tamara

Vote down Vote up

7 months ago

Dear Mr. Stilton

I am 11 years old and [I might be]your biggest fan ever!I am so excited to be writing this letter to you.I really love your books. Thank you for making them. Every time I read them I feel like I'm in the adventure too.It's like a comedy ,action, adventure and a little bit of horror rolled into one amazing book, though the problem is we cant afford to buy much of them. I get pretty much 1 book in 3 months if I'm lucky. My most favorite book is the ''Mouse House Hunter'' you taught me a lot on how to save and I love your puns and how you get dragged into every one of your adventures. But I have to ask you why do you allow trap to make pranks to Geronimo?I just think he is mean to Geronimo.I am writing my own book , my inspiration came from you and your books .It's called ''my strange dreams'' though only a few of my classmates have read it.IF I could wish for three things it would totally wish for 1. All your wonderful books. 2.some kind of technology that will allow me to really go into your books and be part of my own adventure. 3. meet you in real life. I really hope you reply soon.And I hope you find the 1 question in this letter I'm sorry if I bothered you I just had a lot to say.I really hope you reply soon.

sincerely [maybe]
your biggest fan
ever,

Ellouise E. Advincula

Vote down Vote up

over 6 years ago

hi i think geronimo stilton is the best

Vote down Vote up

about 6 years ago

what is the address I can send my sons letter to for geronimo stilton please. Thanks

Vote down Vote up

over 5 years ago

hey thea will you talk about me in
your next book or will make me a thea sister my name is charis coon and i am from missipp thank you

Vote down Vote up

over 5 years ago

dear geronimo stilton i like your papercutz comic books can you make more please

Vote down Vote up

over 3 years ago

dear mr.stilton. i wanted to tell you that i am a big fan of yours. i just love reading your books. i am wanting to write a geronimo stilton of my own and i want your permission if you could publish it. please do tell me how i can send the book to you and if you could read it, it would be a pleasure. thank you

Vote down Vote up

over 6 years ago

I have written a letter I would like to mail to the author of Geronimo Stilton and I can not find where to mail it. Please send me an address to the above email. I really want to mail my letter.

Aidan Heslin
2nd Grade

Vote down Vote up

over 5 years ago

hey thea will you talk about me in
your next book or will make me a thea sister my name is charis coon and i am from missipp thank you

Vote down Vote up

about 6 years ago

dear thea stilton
can isend you a letter can i please have your address

Vote down Vote up

over 5 years ago

hey thea will you talk about me in
your next book or will make me a thea sister my name is charis coon and i am from missipp thank you

Vote down Vote up

about 6 years ago

dear thea stilton
can isend you a letter can i please have your address

Vote down Vote up

7 months ago

Dear Mr. Stilton

I am 11 years old and [I might be]your biggest fan ever!I am so excited to be writing this letter to you.I really love your books. Thank you for making them. Every time I read them I feel like I'm in the adventure too.It's like a comedy ,action, adventure and a little bit of horror rolled into one amazing book, though the problem is we cant afford to buy much of them. I get pretty much 1 book in 3 months if I'm lucky. My most favorite book is the ''Mouse House Hunter'' you taught me a lot on how to save and I love your puns and how you get dragged into every one of your adventures. But I have to ask you why do you allow trap to make pranks to Geronimo?I just think he is mean to Geronimo.I am writing my own book , my inspiration came from you and your books .It's called ''my strange dreams'' though only a few of my classmates have read it.IF I could wish for three things it would totally wish for 1. All your wonderful books. 2.some kind of technology that will allow me to really go into your books and be part of my own adventure. 3. meet you in real life. I really hope you reply soon.And I hope you find the 1 question in this letter I'm sorry if I bothered you I just had a lot to say.I really hope you reply soon.

sincerely [maybe]
your biggest fan
ever,

Ellouise E. Advincula

Vote down Vote up

about 3 years ago

i love your books . i home school and i love your books . i'm not allowed to watch T.V so my mom says to read books. but now she only lets me read educational books so i can't read your books but i love them. HELP!!!!
WHAT SHOULD I DO? i have tried every possible way to convince her but no, as she ALWAYS says when i come home from school,READ YOUR EDUCATIONAL BOOKS, NOT JUNKY BOOKS THAT WILL ROT YOUR BRAIN! HELP!!!!!!

Vote down Vote up

over 3 years ago

:) Dear Mr. Stilton, YOUR BOOKS ARE PAWSOME! Your books are my favorite. Wanna hear a joke? What did the wolf say to the other wolf? HOWL YA DOING!
Like it? My favorite book is... ALL OF THEM! :) I cant pick my favorite book because your just keep on gonna be making more, more and MORE! Hows Trap, Thea and Benjamin Doing? Pretty good i hope... By the way i am 8 years old!
I am a very happy person... and i am just like you! i am also a girl... and i love reading as well as you! :) I am so haaaaapppppyyy!!!!!!!!!
Well, Bye for Now. Please write me back! I will be even more happy if you do!




Sincerly, Your Biggest Fan ever, Brooklyn Ehler

Vote down Vote up

over 3 years ago

dear mr. stilton i love your books. I have ever wanted to read all of your books they are very good. I like my MY NAME IS STILTON GERONIMO STILTON. I will like it if i can have all of them. But i do not have that much money. But i am saving up for all of them.I am a big fan of yours.Mikayla

Vote down Vote up

almost 4 years ago

what is your real name?

Vote down Vote up

over 4 years ago

umm...how do you send jokes?

Vote down Vote up

over 5 years ago

Dear Stilton....Geronimo Stilton

I love your books I sometimes
wish of getting the whole set
of your books!!!!
I'm also a great fan of Thea
Stilton because she is really
active,I like Trap because he
loves eating[KIND OF LIKE ME].
OHH YES how old is benjamin?
One day I hope to have great imagination just like you!!!
please reply on my email!!!


YOURS TRULY,
SARAH


Vote down Vote up

over 5 years ago

Bonjour, Je m'appelle kay et je suis en 4e annee.j'ai lu vos livre c'est tres drol.mon ecole est un ecole immererison francais(P.E.Trudeau)et ca veut diire que j'etudie en francais .pour nos livre de gernimo stilton ce vous peut changer un livre quelle livre est - ce vous veut chnger?

Vote down Vote up

over 5 years ago

Dear Mr.Stilton,

I love your books and I love Pinky. I would like to be like her when I grow up. . I want to be your asistant when im 14.(im 9)

Vote down Vote up

almost 6 years ago

hi!
My daughter have a book report in school, and she decided to work on one of Geronimo Stilton classic books.
She needs to report about the author.
We searched in libraries and internet, but we cant find any information about the author.
Will you please provide us information about the author?
My daughter would be very glad to hear from you.

Thank you and more success!

Vote down Vote up

about 6 years ago

dear geromimo stilon i realy love yore books i allways read them. you are so amazing with youre amaginaion. so may you please send me youre email. im truly yor biges fan.from zev age 8 grade 3 barwon heads vic australia

Vote down Vote up

about 6 years ago

hey geronimo stilton i really like your books they are awsome im even doing a power point about you for the whole class

Vote down Vote up

over 6 years ago

What is the name of the author of
G.Stilton ?

Vote down Vote up

over 6 years ago

if this goes to the another of the geronimo books i want to know if you are righting any more books?


by the way i dont like the dream endings like in the Quest for Paradise.

Vote down Vote up

4 months ago

Dear Elisabetta Dami,

I think your books are totally amazing. I like the 3rd and 5th adventures in the Kingdom of Fantasy. In the 3rd adventure, I like how you showed us a picture of the giant Strong-heart. I think it's so funny how he always eats onions. I also think that Geronimo doesn't want to be rude, but he thinks that Strong-heart's breath is TERRIBLE. In the 5th adventure, I like how they go to a volcano and they meet different gnomes and different types of witches. I think one of the witch sister's, Escalop, is the smartest witch sister. She found out that Geronimo is a spy while he was trying to find out what they had done with Blossom.

Thank you for all of these books! I love them all!

Sincerely,
Demerre'el

Vote down Vote up

over 4 years ago

hello, i'm going to be writing a letter to you in my school but i don't know your address so if you mind can you give me it.

Vote down Vote up

over 4 years ago

Hi Geronimo Stilton i love your books i wish some day i could get the whole set of your books i would love too read all off your book but i've read like all of them but you are still awesome so can you please write back too me. Some of my friends love like love your books every time i go to the library i check out your books. like write now i am reading geronimo stilton secert agent it is so cool. sometimes i dont check out your book but i still read your books and i will never forget about you. so how are you. oh and can you please send me your adrress so i can send you a messeage. so can you please send me your adrress that will mean a lot

from you Friend
Aryana

Vote down Vote up

almost 5 years ago

Your are an awesome and incredible author..

Vote down Vote up

almost 5 years ago

Dear Elizabetta can you email me
your phone number i am a big fan
of your Geronimo Stilton series
and whould like to talk to you.


sincrerely,Aryeh Schwartz

email:fraida.schwartz@gmail.com

Vote down Vote up

over 5 years ago

Hi I like you'r books. They are very entertaning, when I go to the library I get your books and when I go to bed I read your books. Keep writing!!

Vote down Vote up

over 5 years ago

mr stilton .... iam digvijay from india i am iam your biggest fan what your aaress..........................................................................

Vote down Vote up

over 5 years ago

hey

Vote down Vote up

over 6 years ago

hi hey cool

Vote down Vote up

over 5 years ago

mr stilton .... iam digvijay from india i am iam your biggest fan what your aaress..........................................................................

Vote down Vote up

over 5 years ago

hallo:ik moet iet doen voor school en ik moet je geboortedatum en je woonplats en ook andere boeke en je hobby's en ok weetjes over jouw en je echte naam.ok

Vote down Vote up

4 months ago

Hi, Mr.Stilton! I have read all of your books and I absolutely liked all of them. My favorite is "Get into Gear, Stilton!". My favorite character is Hercule Poirat. I really really want your autograph. Can you please give me your autograph?

Vote down Vote up

6 months ago

Dear mr.stilton
I have been reading a lot of you books and I'm on the volcano.of fire and I'm interested in your books and I love them.you are so good at making books.
From:Logan bussey

Vote down Vote up

6 months ago

Dear Geronimo,
I truly love your books! I have read all of the normal ones and I'm starting the Fantasy ones. Tell Thea that I said I love her books to! I just read The Journey To Atlantis and its awesome. I guess writing books runs in your family. Farewell, Annaliese

Vote down Vote up

7 months ago

Hi,

Many of my students love the Geronimo Stilton series and would like to send Elizabeth Dani a letter tell her their feelings, connections and even ask a few questions. Is there an address( email or snail mail) to which we may send our letters?

Please let us know! Thank you.

Elizabeth

Vote down Vote up

9 months ago

hey mr geronimo stilton i am your biggest fan i have read your phoenix of destiny . but i had wish to make the book avengers of infinity war like this please make this i am biggest fan



Vote down Vote up

10 months ago

Could you send me your adress? Also I need it so I can send you the copy of my book. Also I would like to hear what think about my book idea. Thanks! Could you post it on line? I think a lot of people would be greatful.

Vote down Vote up

10 months ago

Dear Geronimo Author....
I really like your books!I would like to know somethig. Have you ever considered makeing a Benjamin Stilton series? If so I have been working on a Benjamen Stilton book. I will send the copy to you in november or december. Thanks!

Vote down Vote up

12 months ago

dear mr.stilton,
my name is kavish and i m 11 year old . studing in std 4 .i started reading your books and its realy too good. wanted to subscripe for a year but did not where and how i go for it. if possiable pls guide me so i can go throw. my mail id is kavish232002@gmail.com

Vote down Vote up

over 1 year ago

Dear Mr stilton

Vote down Vote up

2 months ago

Ms Dami,
My son is a huge Thea Stilton and Geronimo Stilton fan...he is 9 and has drawn all his favourite characters from Thea sisters and would like to share them with you. Could you please share your mail id or share the details on which he can send his drawings?

From your big fan('s mom)
Gouri

Vote down Vote up

4 months ago

Dear Geronimo stilton,
My name is Eliza and I love your books especially Geronimo stilton and the phoenix of destiny. I would love if you could write more long books
because I read them very fast.Also can you please tell me what books you are working on now.




From Eliza,

Vote down Vote up

4 months ago

dear mr.stilton. i wanted to tell you that i am a big fan of yours. i just love reading your books.i want to read your new edition firsts than any one in this world so can you please send me or tel where i will get first.pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. thank you

Vote down Vote up

about 1 year ago

Dear Mr.Stilton,

Hi my name is Sangmin You and I am a korean student. I go to Sowong highschool and at school teacher gave us project and I chose you. Can I ask you some questions? Please let me know.





From your fan,



Sangmin You

Vote down Vote up

over 1 year ago

Dear Mr. Stilton,
Hello! I am Jasmin. I study at Notre Dame of Greater Manila here in Caloocan, Philippines.I am 9 years old. Thank you for writing your books. I like them because they make me happy and I like the names and outfits of the Thea sisters.

Your big fan,
Jasmin

Vote down Vote up

almost 2 years ago

I love your book called the mummy with no name my brother enjoys it also ,keep up the good work

Vote down Vote up

over 2 years ago

I love your books it funny and magical I read The Kingdom of Fantasy and I loved It and I am 9 years old. P.s. Is your name really Geronimo Stilton and do you have a sister named Thea, Trap,Benjamin?

Vote down Vote up

almost 3 years ago

Hi My name Is riley and i need your home address pleas.

Vote down Vote up

about 3 years ago

Dear Ma'am,
I am your biggest FAN. Your 'Geronimo Stilton' are really cool. I have 22 Stilton books, including 'The Quest For Paradise.'Please tune in back with one G.Book of yours and a letter. My favourite is 'Singing Sensation'. Please reply.
Yours dearly
Ayushman Roy choudhary
Arudhira Apt.
G-1, Y-108, 5th Strt.
Anna Nagar,
Chennai-40.

Vote down Vote up

about 3 years ago

Dear Ma'am,
I am your biggest FAN. Your 'Geronimo Stilton' are really cool. I have 22 Stilton books, including 'The Quest For Paradise.'Please tune in back with one G.Book of yours and a letter. My favourite is 'Singing Sensation'. Please reply.
Yours dearly
Ayushman Roy choudhary
Arudhira Apt.
G-1, Y-108, 5th Strt.
Anna Nagar,
Chennai-40.

Vote down Vote up

about 3 years ago

Dear Ma'am,
I am your biggest FAN. Your 'Geronimo Stilton' are really cool. I have 22 Stilton books, including 'The Quest For Paradise.'Please tune in back with one G.Book of yours and a letter. My favourite is 'Singing Sensation'. Please reply.
Yours dearly
Ayushman Roy choudhary
Arudhira Apt.
G-1, Y-108, 5th Strt.
Anna Nagar,
Chennai-40.