Inspiration From The Distant Past

Inspiration From The Distant Past
Found note in an old book... warms the cockles of my bookish heart...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Geronimo Stilton, The Kingdom of Fantasy


My friend Maria was sworn to secrecy as I brought a book with a mouse in a suit riding a rainbow dragon on the cover to the counter. She's the kind of friend you can trust. The reason that I bought a book aimed at ten-year-olds when I am thirteen remains a mystery.

I know adults or 'normal' teens, even, would not be very interested in this book, even if it does have pretty, full-page pictures. It was definitely a fun read, though, and I found myself smiling as Geronimo passed through the Emerald door to the land of the pixies. It has a classic fantasy plot, interesting characters, and pretty pictures. What else does a book need?

The poor writer of this book doesn't get any credit, the 'mouse' does. It doesn't have the most extensive vocabulary and it' s written to you like you're a child, but hey, that is the target audience. My eight-year-old sister is begging to read it next.

If you're a kid--definite must-read. If you're a teen, go ahead and try it: release your inner child. If you're an adult, you can read it...just not in public.

x Izzy

5 comments:

  1. Hello, Izzy! Welcome back to Mrs. BG-- We've missed your posts.

    Sounds like a fun read to me-- and I wouldn't care who saw me reading it! ;O)

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  2. Thanks, so glad to be back. I have another post coming your way, very soon.x

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  3. +JMJ+

    What a coincidence! I was just browsing the "Intermediate Readers" aisle of the YA section in my favourite big bookstore, and I saw this very book and thought to myself, "I wonder how many strange looks I'd get if I read it in public!" LOL!

    But I honestly don't think I'd mind. =) It's not something I'd buy for myself, sure, but I'm weird enough as it is, so reading it in public--assuming someone gifted me with a copy or I was able to borrow one--won't be a huge risk for me!

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