Thursday, March 15, 2007

Funky Geronimo

Geronimo Stilton is the main character in a fun series of kids books. They're chapter books done in a creative way, originally Italian. I bought my son one of the newer ones, and for some reason it has "Cornelia Funke" in big letters across the top of the book. She's an author, but not of these books. As far as I can tell, she has nothing to do with them. Why is her name plastered atop the book? None of the folks who actually write, translate and draw the books seem to get much credit. The author is listed as Geronimo Stilton, the main character. Fun stuff, but just another reminder of how poor and corporate-slanted the United States' copyright laws are.

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