Christmas Catastrophe

Christmas Catastrophe

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
When Geronimo Stilton goes skiing, he ends up breaking every bone in his body and is sure that he is going to have a terrible Christmas.

Scholastic
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.

Geronimo Stilton, adventuremouse? Not me! But surely a little skiing couldn't hurt a rodent, right? Wrong. Moldy mozzarella! When my ski trip landed me in the hospital, I was sure it was going to be the worst Christmas ever! But my family and friends had something else in mind. . . .

Geronimo Stilton, adventuremouse? Not me! But surely a little skiing couldn't hurt a rodent, right? Wrong. Moldy mozzarella! When my ski trip landed me in the hospital, I was sure it was going to be the worst Christmas ever! But my family and friends had something else in mind. . . .



Publisher: New York : Scholastic, Inc., [2007]
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780545009027
0545009022
Branch Call Number: J PAPERBACK
Characteristics: 128 unnumbered pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 20 cm
Notes: "English translation... by Edizioni Piemme S.p.A."--Title page verso

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DW_kcls
Jan 26, 2020

'Christmas Catastrophe' is my first experience with Geronimo Stilton. On the advice of our children's librarian, I broke my rule of 'read before buying' and purchased the first two in the series for a young grand. I'm not sure I would have had I read it.

'Christmas Catastrophe' is a mixed bag. It is not a Christmas book in any sense of the holiday. I have found no rhyme or reason why certain words are highlighted on each page. The main character is kind of a whiner and not what I expected. On the other hand, there is a story. There are also maps, visual dictionary pages, definitions, explanations, jokes, crafts, recipes, tips and diagrams. Whew.

It's definitely not the kind of book Grandma or Dad read. I'm not sure a good story needs to be complicated with so many diversions. At that age my kids were reading Judy Blume, Gary Paulson, Madeline L'Engle, Scott O'Dell, and some short Hemingway stories. Surely there is a higher bar between the extremes for our children today.

While I think young adult authors are really standing out with their writing, the authors for this age group are hiding behind jokes and page fillers, albeit sometimes interesting and informative page fillers. They need to give young readers more credit than they are.

This type of book is clearly fun, but I don't think it lends itself to a love of reading for its own sake, which is how I became a reader, how their dads became readers and what I want for my grands. I still remember titles from 60 years ago . . . will this kind of writing be remembered?
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TrevorLiu
Jun 27, 2014

Today I read a book is talk about Geronimo Stilton skiied in the winter. In the beginning, Geronimo went to skii because his newphew want to go (His newphew was his one of his favorite relatives). After He promise his newphew (Benjamin) that he will pay for the entire fee that related to the skii trip, His other relatives show up and said they want to go to so Geronimo has to pay a lot of money. But When Geronimo skiing, someone hit him from the back so Geronimo get hurt and he got send to the hospital. While he was in the hospital, he made many friends. At the end, Geronimo saw the guy who pushed him down the hill and the guy said sorry to Geronimo. After I read that book, I learn that laugter is the best medicine.

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JuneauAlaska24
Jun 17, 2014

I never bin skiing before.

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ripster
Aug 01, 2011

this is a must read for all adventurers.

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green_alligator_7285 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 13

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Vanessa27
Jun 19, 2012

Vanessa27 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 12

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Red_Penguin_39
Mar 11, 2012

Red_Penguin_39 thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

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ripster
Aug 01, 2011

ripster thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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ozheng Nov 17, 2012

Christmas Catastrophe is a book by geronimo Stilton. Geronimo has invited his WHOLE family to go sking. In there lodge, they don't have enough beds for everyone. So they find other beds and put it in the closet. Poor Geronimo, he has to sleep in the same room as his cousin Trap.The next moring they all go sking. Just then a rude rat cut in front of the line. Luckly Geronimo stoped him. When they got off the ski lift the rude rat raced down the hill rashing into Geronimo. Thery both bumped into ech other and rolled down the hill into a snowball! Crash! Geronimo was sent to hospital the docter told him that every single bone was broken! Geronimo has to do a surgery. Geronimo was really scraed but he knew that he had to do it.After the surgery his whole family came to visit. After they left they left Geronimo felt loney. Good thing that a cherful nuse came to the rescue she was so kind you can't be sad. Then there was more good news a nother 2
rodents came in the same room one was ssooooo quit and the other one was ssssooo loud. Time passed geronimo's cast was taken off. But he had forgoten how to walk!!! The nuses and docters helped him get back on his paws. Every soon it was time for him to go home. It was almost Christmas again,Geronimo decided to spend Christmas at the hospital to cheer up mouslets at the hospital. Merry Christmas Geronimo!!!!

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ripster
Aug 01, 2011

The rats went on a christmas adventure that took uncle trap for a wintery roll that landed him many weeks in a hospital.

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ripster
Aug 01, 2011

Violence: a little bit of violence.

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ripster
Aug 01, 2011

Read it you will surely laugh and have a great time with the rats.

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