|aGeronimo Stilton (12)|bMerry Christmas, Geronimo!|cGeronimo Stilton ; [illustrations by Larry Keys and Blasco Tabasco].
|aNew York|bScholastic Inc|c2004.
|a[114, 4] p|bcol. ill., col. maps|c20 cm.
|aTranslation of: É natale, Stilton!
|aBased on an original idea by Elisabetta Dami.
|aEnglish translation in 2004 by Edizioni Piemme S.p.A.
|aTranslated from the Italian.
|aWhen Merlin is just eight years old, his parents abandon him, leaving him to starve to death in the woods. He survives. More than that, he thrives: Over the course of the next four strange years, he discovers and tames his terrifying powers; pretends to be a traveling player, passing among peasants and princes; and fatefully befriends a future king. In the three novels of the Young Merlin Trilogy -- Passager, Hobby, and Merlin -- master storyteller Jane Yolen reimagines the origins of the greatest wizard of all time, bringing to life a Merlin at once more human and more magical than any who have appeared before.
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. I was so excited about Christmas, I could squeak My favorite nephew Benjamin was going to come over, and we were planning to trim the tree and eat lots of delicious holiday Cheesy Chews. But before you could say "cat alert," disaster struck I slipped over my tail and ended up in the hospital. And then my mouse hole caught on fire Holey cheese, this was turning out to be the worst Christmas ever....