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Red Rackhams Treasure

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Red Rackham's Treasure
A sequel to The Secret of the Unicorn, Red Rackham's Treasure is the tale of a search for the pirate's lost treasure from the sunken Unicorn ship. The professor wished for them to use one of his inventions, a shark-shaped, electrically-powered, one-man submarine, to look for the treasure. When Tintin turns down the offer, Professor Calculus stows both it and himself on board the team's ship. Although the professor is initially met with anger upon this discovery, the submarine is eventually used. Following the coordinates given in The Secret of the Unicorn, Tintin and his friends attempt to locate the elusive treasure.

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: 6/30/1974
ISBN: 9780316358347
Publisher: Hachette
Size: 11.4" x 8.5"

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

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Another happy mom! May 31, 2012
Reviewer: Andrea  
It's been said before and it is true. Tintin gets the boys reading. My son had zero interest in books, but then I bought him "Red Rackham" and now he can't wait for another book! The size of this book is large, but it still works perfectly for curling up and reading. Ours has bent corners and is MIA (under a pillow perhaps !) What I love is that you can read all of the text, or just the speech balloons or even just the captions -- and you still get a good story! I will be buying lots more Tintin!

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My 7 year old's favorite book! May 31, 2012
Reviewer: Ashley  
I started buying these books for my nine year old son about a year ago. My then six year old was just beginning to read fluently, but he wanted to start reading Tin Tin. I let him try, and his reading has really taken off. Red Rackham's treasure is his favorite Tin Tin book. His copy is now well-worn, and I am considering trying to laminate any future Tin Tin books to make them last longer.

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