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The Karate Mouse, Book 40

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The Karate Mouse, Book 40

Geronimo Stilton always pursues a challenge. He enjoys it, welcomes it and does whatever is necessary to make it so. So why wouldn't he accept an invitation to enter the Karate World Championships, even though he has absolutely no previous knowledge of the sport nor could he be considered in peak physical health? There is no better inspiration, he decides, so he accepts the challenge from Bruce Hyena and his cousin, the super-sporty Shorty Tao. With only one week to train, however, it's not going to be easy. From flabby mouse to champion karate mouse in seven days? Geronimo Stilton is on the case --- and wait until you see how he manages to step up to the proverbial plate and make himself a karate master!

The Mighty Champrat makes the competition really tough, and readers will truly enjoy taking this rollercoaster ride with Geronimo as he gathers not just his physical strength but also his mental and emotional strength to meet these masters on their own tatamis. THE KARATE MOUSE is filled with new characters and an inside look at the dedication and hard work that goes into becoming a master of anything, especially in the ages-old world of a martial art like karate. The exotic language and references to Japanese culture are brought to full use in this book, and the sights (and sounds) of the competition arena are made visceral by the vivid and detailed illustrations that accompany this story of might and right, of the connection between brain and brawn, and the camaraderie that even individual physical competition can bring among its participants. 

THE KARATE MOUSE is fun, exciting and teaches some great lessons about fair play, teamwork and fortitude.

Reviewed by on January 1, 2010

The Karate Mouse, Book 40
(Geronimo Stilton / Thea Stilton #44)
by Geronimo Stilton

  • Publication Date: January 1, 2010
  • Mass Market Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
  • ISBN-10: 054510369X
  • ISBN-13: 9780545103695