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Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye

(Geronimo Stilton #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  10,485 ratings  ·  495 reviews
Re-enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is a fast-paced adventure with lively art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love
Who Is Geronimo Stilton?
That's me! I run a newspaper, but my true passion is writing tales of adventure. Here on Mouse Island, my books are all best-sellers! What's that? You've
Paperback, 128 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published 2000)
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This is not a review, but an observation and a question.

Something I don't really understand so I would enjoy hearing people's views on is how people buy books for children from the point of view of the gender of the book's main subject as illustrated on the cover.

At the moment Geronimo Stilton is the hot book for 8-10 year olds. Both boys and girls rush up to the display and look for the ones they haven't read. Mothers, on their own, will buy Geronimo Stilton's for both their sons and
Apr 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-books
This review consists of 2 parts: 1. My daughter's review (she's 9) and 2. My review (I'm the Mom). These are excerpts. For the full reviews, please visit our website at


What I liked and disliked about it:

I liked this book because it's funny and the story is good. I like stories that have mysteries and adventures like this one does. It was really cool that there was a treasure map. If I found a treasure map, I would try to find it - especially if
Wart Hill
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I read this book because I wanted to determine if it was a good one to get for the kids in my life. I’m not a parent, but I have friends with kids and when I went to buy one of them a birthday present I thought about getting this, but I’d never read it so I didn’t know if it was a good one or not.

So I decided to read it.

And I’m glad I did. It’s a fun adventure, with sailing and treasure hunting and family squabbles and families
Sep 11, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
I see this series being read by my fourth grade students. I'll admit I have recommended this series many times to students, but never actually read one. Normally I would never do a blind recommendation, so I decided to crack one open and see what all the hubbub was about.

Groan. Yeah, I guess I can sort of see why beginning readers would like them. The action is quick, the pages are colorful, and the humor is ever present. But as an adult reader the plot is jumbled, the colorful and eye-catching
Geronimo Stilton Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye is the first book in the very long series of Geronimo Stilton books. This books introduces you to the main character of the series Geronimo Stilton as well as other main characters such as Geronimo's sister Thea and cousin Trap and nephew Benjamin. This journey takes the characters on a treasure hunt to find the lost treasure of the emerald eye. Thea has found a treasure map when she was antique hunting. She has enlisted her brother to help her ...more
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kiddies, 2018
I think I now understand why tiny-me subconsciously avoided this series like the plague.... so many bad puns... too terrible to even redeem themselves by their terribleness... and the randomly cheesy (pun not intended) moments that somehow showcase the unexplained intimacy of rodent culture and relationships. Special tail-shakes with simultaneous declarations of eternal friendship? Familial love randomly announced via whisker and heart tapping? Really? Not that I have anything against these ...more
Louise (A Strong Belief in Wicker)
I really don't see understand why this series is so popular. I've been seeing the books around everywhere for some time. This week I got to read the first one. My 8 year old son had brought it home from the school library to use as part of a reading challenge that his school is participating in. He was never engaged, lost interest half way through, and stopped reading. I finished it tonight, and was also very disappointed. I'm really quite surprised to see that this was originally Italian, ...more
Nicole - Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die-
It all started when my sister, Thea, discovered an old, mysterious map. In no time at all, my sister dragged me and my cousin Trap into her treasure hunt. It was an adventure I’d never forget.

My brother will be telling me what he thought about this book what he liked and everything

My brother loved this book, he loved the adventure that Geronimo and the gang go on he thought it was very funny when stuff happened. His favorite character is Geronimo Stilton, he can't wait for the other book
Aug 17, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: childrens
An excellent example of BAD WRITING. All the bells and shiny special font whistles can't cover for the fact that the plot is lacking, the excitement is non-existent and there are multiple chapters that could be excised with zero impact on the continuity of the story. I know my students loved it, but also, sometimes nine year olds are wrong about stuff.
Dec 20, 2008 rated it it was ok
I learned that some planes are scary!
Jul 07, 2016 rated it liked it
I guess I understand why this series is so popular with the kids but also, it reads like someone got drunk and challenged themselves to write a book using every single font in Microsoft Word.
Lady Clementina ffinch-ffarowmore
I received this book for review through NetGalley. This is the first title in the Geronimo Stilton series featuring the eponymous mouse (I could hardly call him a “hero”, but he is one of sorts) and characters now familiar from the book I read earlier, Geronimo’s sister Thea, their slightly annoying cousin Trap, and nephew Benjamin. In this one, the somewhat cowardly Geronimo is taken out to lunch by his sister Thea who informs him that she has found a map to a treasure island and intends to go ...more
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
For Geronimo it was just a normal day at work until his sister, Thea, said they needed to have a secret talk. They end up on an adventure involving a treasure map. Along the way they face many challenges. From the first page to the last it a high energy read that leaves the reader wanting more.

Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye is fun, quick read. It follows the typical formula fiction pattern of predictability. It is organized as a chapter book, which gives young readers that sense of
Jun 19, 2018 rated it liked it
These are so wildly popular with the kids at our library that I figured I should probably read one. And it's cute. Very much a kids' book, rather than one with all-ages appeal, I would say, but the series certainly gets a lot of kids happily reading, so that's great.
Arissa Daania
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love it!
Pooja Banga
I actually didn't understand what the story was all about ..I tried to but I couldn't.
Pls suggest me good children's books to read
May 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
I did not like this book because I did not like the part when they did not find the Emerald Eye. I also did not like this book because I did not like the part when Trap fell into a very deep hole.
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a cute, funny book. A lot of rodent/cheese puns
Suyog Kunwar
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is also about adventure. Yes Geronimo goes in search of the emerald eye. So read this book yourself and figure it out yourself which is a lot more fun because I have not mentioned it clearly.
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
This was an OK adventure, I like anything with mice in it really. Geronimo is a reluctant adventurer, so it was easy for me to like him. But I felt this wasn't a very satisfactory adventure, the emerald eye was a bit of a let down. Also I am a bit over the use of ALL CAPS and WEIRD FONTS (imagine that is written in a weird font) to indicate the reader should be amazed, or feel something etc, I feel that is a fad that has run its course, but then I am no longer a 10 year old and maybe that sort ...more
Feb 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: aisj-classroom
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Jun 07, 2014 rated it did not like it
The first of the Geronimo Stilton series introduces Geronimo, the mouse who is editor of The Rodent's Gazette. Early on, he takes a vacation to accompany his younger sister, Thea, and his cousin, Trap, to find the Emerald Eye. With treasure map in hand, they set sail for a small island (along with stowaway Benjamin, Geronimo's favorite nephew). They face storms, a capsized boat, quicksand, and bees, only to discover that the map is part of a wilderness class on a tourist resort. Even without the ...more
Earlier this year, I read a Geronimo Stilton book. Unfortunately I didn't like it. It was disappointing because that used to be one of my favorite book series when I was a kid. I decided not to give up on the series though. I wanted to try one more Geronimo Stilton book, Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye. I'm glad I did. It had everything I loved about the series when I was younger.

Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye took me back to my childhood. It brought back a lot of feelings of nostalgia. It
Rosa Cline
Jul 31, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: kids, didn-t-finish
We normally enjoy Geronimo Stilton books but OH MY! WHAT HAPPENED????? REALLY???? I tried, and tried to get into this one. Reading it out loud to my special needs teen age so whom we usually really enjoy reading about his adventures.... but this book had no storyline, to many descriptions and didn't go anywhere! Although they were on a boat trying to go somewhere... but I lost my son after the first few chapters but kept reading thinking it would get better but then when it lost me I just had to ...more
Sep 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the book even though it wasn’t that good. The thing that I didn't like about the book was that I couldn't relate to it, so I didn't like it that much.

In the book the main character was mouse. The main character ran a newspaper company, but his true passion was writing tales of adventure. He lived on Mouse Island. His books were all best-sellers! It all started when his sister, Thea, discovered a mysterious map. It showed a secret treasure on a faraway island. And before he could let
Oct 03, 2011 rated it it was ok
The premise of this story sounded really cute and I was ready to truly enjoy reading this with my six year old daughter. But I thought this was a really empty story. Most of it read like an outline of a story rather than an actual story. With short chapters, each one covering some "terrifying" event, I really wish the author would have cut out some of the events and actually wrote about the ones he mentioned. Focus on quality rather than quantity. Each action sequence goes about as deep as this: ...more
Kelly Andrews
Sep 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Book: Geronimo Stilton

Text by: Edizioni Piemme aka Geronimo Stilton

First to Sixth Grade Readers

This link will take you to the US Rodent's Gazette web page, which has games and activities.

This is a wonderful series. It was started in Italy and became so popular it is now written in 35 languages. I love love love this series. The books are based on a mouse world.

The narrator is Geronimo Stilton, a learned and brainy mouse: editor of The Rodent's Gazette.

Jul 13, 2014 rated it did not like it
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Celine Parker
Feb 12, 2011 rated it it was ok
This book looked interesting, but I was seriously dissapointed after reading it. I understand that this is a successful series, and perhaps I was too old when I read it in 2000 when it first came out (I was about 12 at the time). The series reminds me of the Magic Tree House series although MTH is by far much better. There were certain elements to the storyline that I liked which is why this book gets two stars. But unfortunately it doesn't have very many redeeming qualities in my opinion. A ...more
Miss Ryoko
Feb 09, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: children-s-lit
Meh. That is all I have to say. I enjoyed the fun colorful text and pages, but the story was boring.

One of my pet peeves is people who write dumb downed children's literature. Why do we feel the need to dumb everything down for kids? So much research proves that prime learning years for people is when they are young. So why does everything get dumbed down when they are the target audience. I like reading books that have rich plot, language, and characters that have more depth to them. So books
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A pseudonym of Elisabetta Dami, aka Thea Stilton.

Elisabetta Dami is an Italian author that currently resides in Italy. She is the author of the Geronimo Stilton series, a bestselling childrens book. She enjoys traveling the world seeking ideas for her series. She writes under a pseudonym of Geronimo Stilton. She is also a co-owner of Italian based publishing company Edizioni Piemme. Her books

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