I received a copy of this book from Netgalley/the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
My daughters love reading the Geronimo Stilton books, as do many of their classmates. We are also very fortunate that our town library has a lovely collection of the Geronimo Stilton graphic novels published by Papercutz. I was very excited about the opportunity to read the newest graphic novel- First to the Last Place on Earth.
This is the 18th entry in the series, and it follows a familiar formula: Geronimo is summoned by the Professor to travel back in time to thwart the Pirate Cats’ attempt to disrupt a major historical event. This time, the Cats are trying to prevent Roald Amundsen and his Norwegian expedition team from being the first to reach the South Pole. It’s up to Geronimo and his friends to stop the Cats, and ensure that Amundsen and his team reach the South Pole!
The illustrations are bright and colorful, and they capture the same frenzied energy as the regular novels. The illustrations are full of little details that bring the historical setting to life.
As a parent, I love these graphic novels because they help my girls learn about history. In particular, I love that many of the historical adventures feature more esoteric events/places- ones that my girls might not have been interested in learning about. Now that they have read this book, they know about the first successful expedition to the South Pole.
I would recommend First to the Last Place on Earth. This book will appeal to fans of Geronimo Stilton books, as well as fans of graphic novels. My girls loved reading this book, and they are looking forward to reading more Geronimo Stilton graphic novels.