Thea Stilton and the Mystery on the Orient Express is a book of the Thea Stilton series, which is a spinoff of the popular Geronimo Stilton books series � a best-seller series for children. While the Geronimo Stilton universe was conceptualized by Elisabetta Dami, the Italian children's fiction writer, the title character, i.e., Thea, is credited as the author of the individual books. All the stories of this series are told from a first person�s perspective by Thea, the sister of Geronimo Stilton. Thea is a respected journalist of Mouse Island and a correspondent for her brother's publication, The Rodent's Gazette. The book was published by Scholastic Inc., on 1st November, 2012.
In Thea Stilton and the Mystery on the Orient Express, Thea narrates an exciting adventure, packed with mystery, action and friendship. The book begins with the Thea sisters boarding the popular Orient Express, on its way from Paris to Istanbul. The Thea Sisters is a group of five mouselets � Nicky, Colette, Pauline, Pamela and Violet � all of whom were Thea's students in her course of Adventure Journalism. The special thing about the train is that it is carrying a valuable wedding dress, which was stolen from Istanbul years ago, and is now being taken back. However, there is a rumor that the dress will be stolen again, this time, by the mysterious Acrobat Thief, from the moving train itself! The Thea sisters have hatched a plan to foil the sly mouse, but will they be successful in their mission? One can avail all Geronimo Stilton books online and, the same goes with the Thea Stilton series as well.
Like the other books of the series, Thea Stilton and the Mystery on the Orient Express, too enjoyed good reception among critics as well as readers. Publishers Weekly has praised the Geronimo Stilton series as a whole and said that the "Lightning pace and full-color design will hook kids in a flash." While children between six and nine years will find this adventurous story quite exciting, slightly older children too will enjoy reading it. The book is written in English, and has 176 pages. The ISBN 10 is 0545341051 for this reprint edition, while the ISBN 13 is 9780545341059.