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REVIEWS! Here at The Rodent’s Gazette, we’re swamped with work, covering all the hottest stories in New Mouse City. We have a few openings for reviewers — and we’re hoping some of our loyal readers can help out.

Rodent’s Gazette

Volume 1, Issue 1

From the desk of What you’re holding in your paws right now is the first issue of The Rodent’s Gazette. You may not have heard of this newspaper before — but it’s the number one source of news in all of New Mouse City. I’ve been traveling around the United States a lot recently, and I discovered a shocking fact — there are no newspapers by, for, and about mice! When I got back to my office, I called the staff in and told them we were going to expand the paper. They couldn’t believe it at first, but we all agreed: YOU should be able to read about the happenings on Mouse Island too! So, here it is, the very first issue.

Have you read any of the exciting books by Geronimo Stilton? Let us know what you thought of them! Send your best reviews to:

Geronimo Stilton Reviews C/O Scholastic Inc. P.O. Box 711 New York, NY 10012 and we’ll print some of them in future issues of The Rodent’s Gazette.

January 2004

Inside, you’ll find stories and activities, as well as information on how you can get involved and write for The Rodent’s Gazette. Geronimo Stilton is Editor In Chief of The Rodent’s Gazette.

I hope you enjoy this issue — and be on the lookout for more!

TODAY’S EDITION:

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© EDIZIONI PIEMME — ITALY. SCHOLASTIC and associated logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Scholastic Inc.

Map of New Mouse City .................. 2

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Have You Seen Geronimo? ................ 4-5

Call for Reviews ........................... 8

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Map of New Mouse City 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34.

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Industrial Zone Cheese Factories Angorat International 2 Airport WRAT Radio and Television Station 3 Cheese Market Fish Market Town Hall Snotnose Castle The Seven Hills of Mouse Island Mouse Central 10 Station Trade Center Movie Theater Gym Catnegie Hall Singing Stone Square The Velveeta Theater Grand Hotel Mouse General Hospital Botanical Gardens Cheap Junk for Less (Trap’s store) Parking Lot Mouseum of Modern 32 Art University and 33 Library The Daily Rat The Rodent’s Gazette Trap’s House Fashion District The Mouse House Restaurant Environmental Protection Center Harbor Office 35. Mousidon Square Garden Golf Course 36. Swimming Pool 37. Blushing Meadow Tennis Courts

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Mouse Island cheese is the best around.

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Have you seen Geronimo Stilton? by Thea Stilton

Believe it or not, some mice never leave Mouse Island. Luckily, my brother Geronimo decided to tour America and picked me to be his photographer. We traveled from coast to coast, met lots of new people, and visited as many famous landmarks as we could. Here are some of my favorite photos so far. Be on the lookout, Geronimo’s not done exploring the country yet! If you see Geronimo in your neighborhood, be sure to report your sighting at www.scholastic.com/geronimostilton.

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Did you know the crack in the Liberty Bell has been there since 1846?

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People sometimes ride donkeys when they explore the Grand Canyon!

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The White House has 132 rooms! The Alamo is the most-visited tourist spot in all of Texas!

The St. Louis Arch is 630 feet tall and made of stainless steel. Page 5

Ha! Ha! Hahahaha! BY RATSY O’SHEA Do you like to laugh? Who doesn’t! Here at The Rodent’s Gazette, we’ve traveled the world looking for the best jokes ever. Here are some of our favorites — share them with your friends for guaranteed smiles and laughter! Q: Why was the broom late? A: It over-swept! Q: What do you get if you cross a cat with a parrot? A: A carrot! Q: What is smarter than a talking cat? A: A spelling bee!

I’VE LOST MY CHEESE!

Q: Why do mice have long tails? A: They would look silly with long hair!

Q: What do snowmen eat for breakfast? A: Snowflakes!

Q: Why were the early times called the dark ages? A: Because there were so many knights!

Q: What building has the most stories? A: The library!

Q: If there are ten cats in a boat and one jumps out, how many are left? A: None! Haven’t you ever heard of copycats? Q: What did the parrot say when he learned how to count money? A: Yay! It all makes cents now!

Q: What is the nicest vegetable of them all? A: A sweet potato! Q: What kind of key can’t open a door? A: A turkey! Q: Why did the dog cross the road? A: To get to the barking lot!

Geronimo Stilton has certainly lived through many adventures — far too many to be printed here, in The Rodent’s Gazette. Don’t worry, he’s writing down his most fa-mouse stories as we squeak. Look for them at bookstores every month. lost treasure of the emerald eye Before I could let out a squeak of protest, my sister Thea dragged me to a faraway island on a wild treasure hunt.

Cat and Mouse In a Haunted House It was something that could only happen to me, Geronimo Stilton, stumbling upon a deserted castle haunted by—yikes—cats!

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The curse of the cheese pyramid I, Geronimo Stilton, was going to Egypt— where among mummies and hieroglyphs, I would learn the secret of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient Mouse World.

It’s dinner time — and there is nothing this little mouse wants more than cheese! It looks like it could be a difficult journey — can you help him find his way to a yummy dinner?

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! A R T X Read all E ! A R EXT about him!

i'm too fond of my fur! I almost froze my tail off climbing Mouse Everest, but my amazing adventure didn't begin until I was kidnaped by a Yeti!

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