I, Geronimo Stilton, was astonished to find myself in the Kingdom of Fantasy for the fourth time. Sterling, the Princess of the Silver Dragons, needed my help!
The last existing dragon egg had been stolen from Sterling. If that egg was destroyed, dragons would become extinct forever! I couldn't let that happen. So my friends and I set out across enchanted lands to find the egg and restore peace to the Kingdom of Fantasy. It was a truly amazing adventure!
My son and I have been steadily working our way through the Kingdom of Fantasy series. I am a big lover of fantasy books and I am so excited that I can now share this with my son.
This is the 4th book in the series and once again Geronimo Stilton has been sought out by some of the inhabitants of the Kingdom of Fantasy - specifically Sterling, the Princess of the Silver Dragons. This time Geronimo needs to find the stolen dragon egg and return it within 7 days otherwise Sterling will be banished from the Kingdom and the dragons will become extinct.
This is a tale full of action and adventure. Some of our favourite characters return and new friends are made as our hero visits new and exciting places on his quest to find the stolen dragon egg. The chapters are short and the illustrations are detailed - great for younger readers who aren't quite ready to sit through page after page of text. I also like the different font changes and colours used for some of the words.
Both my son and I have a hard time putting this book down and I can see us reading it over and over again.
This is the first time my daughter and I have experienced a Kingdom of Fantasy tale in the Geronimo Stilton series. This book a quite a lot bigger than your average Geronimo book, and lasted us quite a while reading at our normal pace. For me, that meant that the $21 is more than fair and is really good value for money. I can get through a normal sized Geronimo book (usually around $13-14 a book) in a few days, and this was easily two weeks of steady bedtime reading.
This is the same Geronimo, full of slapstick comedy. Full of scaredy mouse inner worrying. But a new setting, and a new group of friends and enemies to contend with. What I liked about this book is that it's all dragons, fairies and flights of fantasy. This is really my sort of adventure book. So I was able to share my passion for that type of setting, with my daughter in a safe way. Sometimes my fantasy/sci fi books are just not kid-friendly.
My daughter, despite enjoying non-fiction over this type of fantasy, was able to accept it because she adores Geronimo. And she really liked all the pictures of the kingdom. She typically loves all things jewellery, so the sparkling rooms of silver or gold and the dragon treasures were so beautiful to her. She would stop me reading just to look at everything and to comment on her future home! With her birthday coming up, I will most certainly be investing in more from this series. She asks for Geronimo every night.
My daughter has the first three books in this series so was so excited when the fourth book came out and just had to have it. When it arrived her nose disappeared behind the book straight away and in her words she just didn't want to put it down and had a very late night buried in the book.
It is another exciting adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy where the dragon egg had been stolen from Sterling and if wasn't found Sterling would be banished from the kingdom forever. Geronimo who was the 12th knight and the only one who could save Sterling. He had help from others such as Scribblehopper the frog, and king thunderhorn, and other characters we met in the previous books.
They ventured through the kingdom including the garden of the sisters and the land of the trolls searching for clues as to who stole the egg. They received letters throughout which were in a special alphabet which you had to translate using the translator at the back of the book, which I thought was quite a exciting element for children.
The clues that were given helped you try to figure out who had stolen the egg as you read. A fantastic book with a great ending that I will not give away my daughter absolutely loved it.
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