A review by Emma Streeton
Join Thea Stilton and the Thea Sisters as their adventure to find the seven secret treasures continues. In this incredible adventure, the Thea Sisters come across the legendary Jewel of the Queen. They cross rivers of ice, deserts of fire, and other fascinating places on their journey to find it. Will they be successful in their quest?
In my household we are big fans of the Geronimo Stilton books so we leapt at the opportunity to review an escapade involving Thea Stilton, Geronimo’s adventurous younger sister. Thea is both my bookworms’ favorite character. There was a bit of negotiation to decide who could read this book independently first. Littlest bookworm won the battle. She took no time in diving in. I swear she hardly came up for air the entire time she had her head in this book. This reinforces how absorbing she found it.
Stilton books are a great choice for 7 – 10 year olds who are fairly competent readers. Like all Stilton books, this one has fantastic illustrations to go with its engaging storyline. The pages are colorful and the text includes different colors and style fonts. The pages are dynamic and eye catching which undoubtedly adds to the enjoyment of the story.
This adventure took Thea Stilton to various locations across the world including Moscow and Egypt. My bookworm was particularly interested in Egypt, who Cleopatra was, and the white desert. As a parent these questions allowed us to have simple chats about geography and history. Thea Stilton provided my little one with a learning experience piquing her curiosity. I could not ask more from a children’s book.
My bookworm’s exact words to me when she finished The Compass Of The Stars were, “wow, that was a really great book.” Huge accolade from a seven year old and reason enough for my older bookworm to now have her nose well and truly stuck in the book. Fans of Geronimo Stilton’s adventures will not be disappointed and for those that have yet to experience these books, Thea Stilton’s quests are a great place to start.
Bookworm rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Category: children, adventure