Paws Off the Pearl! (Geronimo Stilton Cavemice #12)

 
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Paws Off the Pearl! (Geronimo Stilton Cavemice #12)
Age Range
6+
Release Date
October 25, 2016
ISBN
9781338032925
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In the lagoon near Old Mouse City, cavemice have discovered a giant oyster. It holds a pearl of megalithic proportions! Since the mice of the lagoon don't have the tools to fish the oyster out of the water, they call on Geronimo Stiltonoot to help. Can figure out how to get the pearl before the saber-toothed tigers catch wind of it?

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Adventures and Inventions
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When his cousin Trap tries to convince Geronimo to go in search of a giant oyster, there's only one thing motivating him-- he could impress Clarissa with his prowess as well as the reward of a bag of pearls. That's enough to compel the Cavemice to venture forth on a grumpy autosaurus to Clearwater Village, fighting off charging mammoths, jumping ants, and stinky sabertooth tigers. Fossilized feta, it's a good thing that Geronimo has some fabumouse motivation. When the group finally arrives in the village to pull the giant oyster out, they are met by Tiger Khan, who generously offers to not pull out any of their whiskers if they give him the pearl. Geronimo decides that the pearl would be safer if left in situ, but luckily, he and the other mice manage to invent glass so that they can enclose the pearl and everyone can still see it. The residents of the village are so pleased that they still give Trap and Geronimo the bag of pearls, and Geronimo impresses Clarissa so much that she gives him a peck on the nose at dinner.
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Geronimo is one of those series that is an acquired taste, sort of like Volcanico cheese (sour milk and hot lava peppers). There's not a whole lot of character development, but I find myself looking forward to new cheese flavored interjections, additional threatening animals, and new adventures for the mice to have. The fact that Geronimo is a reporter in most of his historic incarnations is interesting as well.

Historical purists will no doubt take umbrage at lines like "you will be served on a platter ... with Paleozoic onions and Jurassic potatoes as a side dish". Readers in the target demographic will instead focus on the brightly colored text, vibrant pictures of jumping saber tooth tigers, and Geronimo's unabashed yet reluctant enthusiasm for adventuring with his friends.
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