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Explorers on the Moon
Explorers on the Moon is the seventeenth episode in the Adventures of Tintin series, continuing the story from Destination Moon. This tale involves an adventurous journey to the moon, which includes rescuing Captain Haddock from his intoxicated decision to take an unscheduled space walk, crewmates' hair that grows so rapidly (due to a condition caused by their ingestion of an energy-multiplying substance) that it can barely be cut fast enough, and other escapades that one would expect from such an adventure as going to the moon. Then, in a sudden turn of events, secret agent Colonel Jorgen is discovered to have smuggled himself on board. The near-deadly trouble that ensues will keep your child captivated until the crew finally (albeit scarcely) makes it back to earth.

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: 9780316358460
Publisher: Hachette
Size: 11.4" x 8.5"

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So fun! January 14, 2013
Reviewer: Mama to 5  
We really love this Tintin book! I feel like this book provided more real information than others, such as the moon's gravity, oxygen depletion and how meteors land on the moon. My son loves Thompson and Thomsons antics and the references to prior books was also fun! We are loving reading through the Tintin series, but this (and don't forget Destination Moon) really makes studying astronomy fun, learning to read fun and spending time together fun. A must have!

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