|aMerry Christmas, Geronimo! / |cGeronimo Stilton ; [illustrations by Larry Keys and Blasco Tabasco].
|aNew York : |bScholastic, |cc2004.
|a113 p. : |bcol. ill., col. maps ; |c20 cm.
|aGeronimo Stilton ; |v#12
|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.
GERONIMO STILTON is the publisher of The Rodent's Gazette, Mouse Island's most famouse newspaper. In his spare time, Mr. Stilton enjoys collecting antique cheese rinds, playing golf, and telling stories to his nephew Benjamin. He lives in New Mouse City, Mouse Island. Visit Geronimo online at www.scholastic.com/geronimostilton.