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  • Mass Market Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (April 1 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545021332
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545021333
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 13.5 x 0.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #227,767 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Donald Mitchell #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on Dec 30 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I must admit that I didn't know about Geronimo Stilton. I guess I haven't been paying attention.

While checking out some excellent children's books recently, my favorite reference librarian asked me if I was taking them out for my grandchildren. After telling her that I don't have grandchildren (but do have grand dogs and cats . . . and a grand nephew), I explained that I sometimes review outstanding children's books. She immediately whooped and said, "I've got just the book for you. We've all been reading it today and can't stop laughing." Before I could say another word, she raced off to the children's books and brought back Geronimo and the Gold Medal Mystery. I'm very grateful she did. The book is quite a treasure.

If you are ignorant about the series (as I was), this is the 33rd entry in the series. Geronimo is the editor of The Rodent's Gazette (New Mouse City's most widely read newspaper) while his sister, Thea, is a special correspondent at the Gazette. Grandfather William Shortpaws is the founder of the Gazette, and Geronimo jumps when Grandfather Shortpaws calls. Unfortunately for Geronimo, Thea wants to take a pass on covering the Athens Olympics for the Gazette and Geronimo is pressed into duty, despite his utter lack of knowledge about sports.

In the story, Geronimo gets some unexpected help from his old friend, Hercule Poirat, who is investigating the athletes from Mousylvania. The two of them discover some big surprises behind some stunning athletic performances.

The story is filled with jokes that tykesters and tykestresses will enjoy, many of which are visual humor based on the abundant, vivid, full color illustrations.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A Reference Librarian's Pick as the Funniest Kid's Book in Years Dec 30 2008
By Donald Mitchell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I must admit that I didn't know about Geronimo Stilton. I guess I haven't been paying attention.

While checking out some excellent children's books recently, my favorite reference librarian asked me if I was taking them out for my grandchildren. After telling her that I don't have grandchildren (but do have grand dogs and cats . . . and a grand nephew), I explained that I sometimes review outstanding children's books. She immediately whooped and said, "I've got just the book for you. We've all been reading it today and can't stop laughing." Before I could say another word, she raced off to the children's books and brought back Geronimo and the Gold Medal Mystery. I'm very grateful she did. The book is quite a treasure.

If you are ignorant about the series (as I was), this is the 33rd entry in the series. Geronimo is the editor of The Rodent's Gazette (New Mouse City's most widely read newspaper) while his sister, Thea, is a special correspondent at the Gazette. Grandfather William Shortpaws is the founder of the Gazette, and Geronimo jumps when Grandfather Shortpaws calls. Unfortunately for Geronimo, Thea wants to take a pass on covering the Athens Olympics for the Gazette and Geronimo is pressed into duty, despite his utter lack of knowledge about sports.

In the story, Geronimo gets some unexpected help from his old friend, Hercule Poirat, who is investigating the athletes from Mousylvania. The two of them discover some big surprises behind some stunning athletic performances.

The story is filled with jokes that tykesters and tykestresses will enjoy, many of which are visual humor based on the abundant, vivid, full color illustrations. My book actually had a post-it note in it with a comment in a child's handwriting that one illustration reminded the child of the trouble he or she gets into when she or he doesn't pay attention.

Remarkably, interspaced within the story are lots of sidebars that provide useful information about the Olympics, Greece, and various athletes who have competed successful in the Olympics. These sidebars contain much more information than most nonfiction books aimed at this age group (4-6 if read to and older if read by) do.

The typography is especially interesting. Words are installed in shapes that capture and accentuate their meaning. For example, "roar" is in red bold print with little lines running through it to imitate sound waves. "Quiet" by comparison is in thin-lined blue hand script. I can just imagine a youngster goggling over the composition methods and laughing a lot! It's also a good way for beginning readers to learn some vocabulary.

At the back of the book you find lots of humorous drawings of the Gazette office, New Mouse City, and Mouse Island. "About the Author" is written as though Geronimo Stilton is the actual author.

Seldom has tongue in cheek been so much fun for youngster and their elders.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Another enjoyable Geronimo adventure Aug. 11 2008
By KidsReads - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Geronimo just doesn't understand why everyone is so excited about the Olympics starting in three days, since he's not exactly a sports fan. Then his sister, Thea, begs him to cover the games for The Rodent's Gazette. Geronimo refuses, of course, but that does him no good since his grandfather, the founder of the newspaper, insists he head straight to Athens to write an article and host a daily television program about the Olympics.

On the plane, a clumsy and pushy flight attendant turns out to be Hercule Poirat, Geronimo's old detective friend, in disguise. He confides to Geronimo that there's something strange going on at the Olympics. Hercule persuades Geronimo to help him investigate. While Geronimo must learn to overcome his shyness in order to star in his TV show, that's just one challenge he faces in Athens. Geronimo and Hercule must turn into spies in order to solve the Olympics mystery, which involves a character Geronimo Stilton series fans will remember.

This is another enjoyable Geronimo adventure and comes complete with tons of interesting facts about the Olympics, including history tidbits, traditions, participating countries' flags and much more.

--- Reviewed by Terry Miller Shannon
Great Christmas gift Dec 29 2013
By Baba Texas - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
My 8 year old grandson loves to read, and he asked for nothing but books for his gifts, so this was one of the books I bought him, and he loved it.
fabumouse!!!!! July 6 2013
By Cyndi Trivette - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
this is a great book about a mouse named geronimo stilton.he goes to Greece with his detective friend hercule poirat.he helps save the olympics , and arrest the criminal. it is great even for nine and ten year olds.
My 2nd Grade Kid like this book Feb. 7 2012
By KATHIRESAN RADHAKRISHNAN - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
My 2nd Grade Kid's review of this book:
Geronimo Stilton is not such a sports mouse, but his sister convinces Geronimo to go on Olympics that was in 3 days, he refused but he got phone call from William Shortpaws and Geronimo is very scared of him. So he directly went to the airport go to Athens for the Olympics in 3 days.

I like this book, because I could learn bit more about the Olympics and I also like the mysteries a lot! and I would recommend to my all other friends.

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