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This book is a part of the Geronimo Stilton series and details another one of Geronimo's adventures, which involves facing his old enemies, the Pirate Cats.
Summary Of The Book
Geronimo Stilton is a mouse who lives in New Mouse City on Mouse Island. He is the editor of the city's biggest newspaper, The Rodent's Gazette. A peace-loving and mild mannered mouse, he is often dragged against his will into many hair-raising adventures. In each book, a friend or relative manages to involve Geronimo in a difficult situation that requires all his ingenuity to solve and get himself safely back home again.
In Geronimo Stilton #8: Play It Again, Mozart!, Geronimo is preparing to attend a concert, when he is contacted by Professor Von Volt.
Professor Von Volt, an old acquaintance of Geronimo, tells him that the troublemakers, the Pirate Cats, are back at their old game again. This time their action could have very serious consequences, and for this reason, the professor needs Geronimo's aid in stopping them.
The Pirate Cats have travelled back in time to 18th century Milan, where they are planning to steal Mozart's sheet music for his first big concert. The problem is that they have stolen the music before Mozart's concert.
If Mozart does not give his first concert, it could change the history of music forever. Geronimo travels through time, intending to stop the Pirate Cats and get the sheet music back to Mozart so that the concert can go on.
Similar to other Geronimo Stilton books, the story is peppered with interesting information about the place and about the context of the story, in this case, Milan, classical music, and Mozart.
About The Author
The idea for the series was originally conceived by Elisabetta Dami, an Italian children's author. Geronimo Stilton is her pen name.
Other books in the series are The Way of the Samurai, The Giant Diamond Robbery, The Dragon Prophecy: The Fourth Adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy, This Hotel Is Haunted!, and The Haunted Castle.
All the books in the series are about the adventures of anthropomorphic animal characters, especially mice.
Elisabetta Dami was born in Milan in 1958. She is the daughter of Italian publisher Piero Dami, and started working in her family publishing company as a proofreader. She began writing stories when she was 19 years old. The Geronimo Stilton books became hugely popular in Italy, and after they were translated to English, they became an international phenomenon. Now they are regularly published in English too, with different illustrators and authors being used to create the stories for the series. The main character (Geronimo Stilton) is credited as the author of the books from this series and other spin-offs.