The Return to the Kingdom of Fantasy (The Quest for Paradise)



Last updated Thursday, May 18, 2017

Author: Geronimo Stilton
Date of Publication: 2010
ISBN: 0545253071
Grade Level: 3rd    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: May 2017

Synopsis: The Queen of the Fairies invites Geronimo back to her fantastical world to help in the quest for the true heart of happiness. Geronimo rides on the wings of a rainbow-colored dragon as he makes his way through seven fantastic lands. From the land of sweets to the land of fairy tales, it's an incredible journey he'll never forget!

Note to readers:
•  You will not be able to finish the book. Try reading several chapters and then fast forward to some of the puzzles. It may be helpful to review the vocabulary words before you read them in the story.

Discussion topics for before reading:
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Vocabulary

Quest--a long search for something; paradise--a place of pure happiness; news flash--a important piece of news that is broadcast in the middle of another show; smirked-- to smile in a smug, irritating way; nibble--to take small bites of food; scamper--run with quick, light steps sometimes in fear or excitement; humongous--huge, enormous; vigorously--forcefully.
•  Who is Geronimo Stilton and what does he do? (He is a character in a book series who is the editor of a newspaper. He loves to read but hates traveling because he gets airsick, seasick, and carsick. Unfortunately or fortunately, he is often asked to go on adventures around the world.)
•  Where is your paradise and what does it look like?
•  Would you still go to your paradise even if you get airsick, carsick and seasick?

Discussion topics for during/after reading:
•  What food could you eat 101 plates of?
•  What language, other than English, can you speak, read or write? How is this beneficial?
•  Where would you like to visit, real or imaginary? (Yosemite, Hawaii, Paris, Narnia, Asgard, Candyland...?) What do you think it looks like?

Craft ideas:
•  Make a mother's day card.
•  Make your own secret code by creating symbols for letters. (see pager 14-15 for example)
•  Draw your own kingdom and give names to the fountains, lakes, valleys, mountains, villages, towns etc... (see pages 24-25, 52-53, 122-123, 164-165 for examples)
•  Check our craft ideas for May on Pinterest!
https://www.pinterest.com/readingtokids/may-2017-fantasy-folklore-fairytales/

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!