Thursday, January 23, 2014
Set in the world of Geronimo Stilton, THEA STILTON #1: THE SECRET OF WHALE ISLAND follows the adventures not of the famous mouse Geronimo, but his sister Thea. However, in THEA STILTON #1: THE SECRET OF WHALE ISLAND, Thea Stilton is not seen for much of the book. Instead the story focuses on the Thea Sisters, five female teenage mice who attend the Mouseford Academy where Thea is a journalism teacher. There’s some danger surrounding whale island as a lone orca keeps ramming into ships for no apparent reason. Meanwhile, the Mouseford Academy is all abuzz as Vanilla and Vic Vissen, children of multi-billionaire cosmetic queen Vissia de Vissen, arrive at Mouseford. The illustrations in the book are very colorful and the storyline is full of action. Although the series is definitely marketed towards girls, THEA STILTON #1: THE SECRET OF WHALE ISLAND is a story that boys will probably enjoy, too. I’d guess the reading level for the book is for those in 2nd-5th grades. Personally, I enjoyed the story and am looking forward to reading another book in the Thea Stilton series.