|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.