Who Is Geronimo Stilton?

“That’s me! I run a newspaper, but my true passion is writing tales of adventure. Here on Mouse Island, my books are all best-sellers! What’s that? You’ve never read one? Well, my books are full of fun. They are whisker-licking good stories, and that’s a promise!”

The Geronimo Stilton series was written by Italian children’s fiction writer Elisabetta Dami. Elisabetta began her foray into the world of fiction as a proofreader at the family publishing house. At the age of 18 she began to write her first stories. She has assisted sick children as a volunteer ever since she was young. This experience led to the idea of writing adventure stories featuring a mouse as protagonist. Her main character, Geronimo Stilton, became a hit both in Italy and abroad. Geronimo Stilton is one of the most popular children’s book series in the world.

The series success has inspired at tv adaptation which is aired across 26 countries. Atlantyca Entertainment began production in 2009 and has so far completed two series of twenty-six episodes.

Elisabetta lives in Italy but she is a world citizen. She likes to travel and undertake adventurous activities and explorations, such as when she travelled around the world on her own at the age of 23. She has climbed Kilimanjaro, done trekking in Nepal, an adventurous journey by sleigh in Lapland,as well as two New York City marathons. She has visited Arizona and Israel and done parachute jumps. Some years ago she also earned a pilot’s license. Other important destinations reached over the years: the cold Alaska, the charming Easter Island, an archaeological tour in Peru and in Egypt and flown to Zambia to visit Abataka Foundation school.

Source: Wikipedia