Geronimo is having a really bad day, the last thing he expects to find in his attic is a jeweled music box and a golden staircase. Despite being such a fraidy mouse Geronimo climbs the stairs and goes through the door he finds. Beyond that door lies the Kingdom of Fantasy. There he meets Scribblehopper, who mistakes him for a knight in shining armour. Despite his protests Geronimo is charged with the task of rescuing the Queen of the Fairies.
To get to her he must first get through six other kingdoms, those of the: Witches, Mermaids, Dragons, Pixies, Gnomes and Giants. Each of the kingdoms has it’s own challenges and Geronimo must face some things he truly fears – all while insisting he is no knight. Will Geronimo and his new friends be able to cross the strange and dangerous lands and get to the Queen in time.
This is a super-sized Geronimo, transplanted into a fantasy realm filled with all your favourite kind of fantasy characters: witches, mermaids, unicorns, dragons, monster bugs, trolls, giants, pixies, gnomes and even talking frogs. This is a fun introduction to the genre of fantasy. For those young readers that could do with a bit more of a challenge then these books could be a step in that direction. They continue to be presented in the same style as the original series, with some of the same characters and some fun new ones. The main difference is the size as this comes in at over 300 pages.
Quite an enjoyable read with the added challenge of coded messages throughout.
Publisher: Scholastic US
Published: 01 December 2009
Format: Hardback 314 pages
Categories: Adventure, Fantasy
ISBN 13: 9780545980258
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