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Destination Moon

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Destination Moon
Professor Calculus has been secretly commissioned by the Syldavian government to build a rocket ship that will be able to travel from the earth to the moon. Tintin and Captain Haddock agree to accompany him on the voyage. After their arrival in Syldavia, they are taken to the facility where the work is commencing. When spies are discovered to have parachuted around the facility, the Centre is placed on high alert. When a foreign power intercepts their test rocket, suspicions are immediately aroused that someone must have leaked information. Amidst significant setbacks, the professor finally is able to complete the rocket and on June 3, 1952, at 1:34 a.m., the rocket takes off. The adventure continues in the following book, Explorers on the Moon.

About the Tintin Series:
The most revered graphic novel series in the homeschool community is the venerated Tintin series. Countless mothers have told us that their son's pivotal point in reading came when he was introduced to Tintin.

One of the Most Popular Graphic Novel Series of All Time
Originally a series of comic strips created by Belgian artist Hergé, The Adventures of Tintin first appeared in a children's supplement to a Belgian newspaper in 1929. The success of the series saw the strips collected into a succession of books, which are still hugely popular eighty years later. In fact, Tintin is one of the most popular graphic novel series of all time, with translations published in over 50 languages and more than 200 million copies of the books sold to date.

Wide Variety of Genres
The hero of the series is Tintin, a young Belgian investigative reporter who travels the world in search of the next notable event. One of the most astonishing features of the Tintin series is how it so effortlessly includes a wide variety of genres: brash adventures along with mysteries, political thrillers, and science fiction. Some Tintin stories feature slapstick humor, while others are invested with political and cultural satire, but each will draw your child like a magnet.

Story is More Than the Pictures
Unlike some graphic novels, where the text and the pictures are redundant, Tintin's plots are so engagingly complex that the text both amplifies and explains the neat, lively drawings, a balance that remains a benchmark for graphic novelists even today. This means your child will quickly discover that the story is much more than the pictures; even the most reluctant of readers may for the first time be willing to exert effort to decipher the written word. As a teaching parent you will appreciate the author's painstaking research, which adds to the credibility of each adventure, and your children will gain a glimpse into a world of which they are just beginning to become aware.

Please Note:
Tintin is printed by a secular company and may contain occasional scenes depicting false cultural assumptions of the time and excessive use of alcohol. The author does use these scenes to depict the foolishness of drunkenness.
Homeschooling moms love Tintin! The colorful series is engaging for young readers, but especially shines as fun reading for the reluctant reader. We've been told over and over how Tintin has made all the difference for boys who initially disliked reading; but began to love it after reading Tintin.

Publisher's Information
Author: Herge
Pages: 62
Binding: Paperback
Copyright: 9/30/1976
ISBN: 9780316358453
Publisher: Hachette
Size: 11.4" x 8.5"

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Tintin books: great for boys AND girls! July 23, 2013
Reviewer: Sonja  
Tintin: Destination Moon is a terrific book for children of all ages. This was my children's first Tintin book and both my 11 year old son and 9 year old daughter have read it over and over again. The pictures are very engaging, drawing in even the most reluctant reader. The illustrations also help "fill in the gaps" when the children come across a word or phrase they don't understand. My son especially liked the action and suspense woven throughout the book. We have since bought all the Tintin books we could get our hands on. Now even the younger children like to "read" them by looking through the many pages of cartoon drawings.

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