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Red Rackham's Treasure (The Adventures of Tintin: Young Readers Edition)
Red Rackham's Treasure (The Adventures of Tintin: Young Readers Edition)

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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.

New Historical Photos, Original Sketches, Timelines, and More!
Now some of the most beloved titles are available in a popular, easy to pack, standard paperback size. What makes this especially appealing is that there are now character biographies at the start of each book, so new Tintin readers can get to know the players in each episode. Even more exciting are the additional twenty-five pages of back-story. Parents who want more than a gutsy tale will be thrilled to find the global history of Tintin, with character and story inspirations, historical photos, original sketches, actual diagrams upon which the vehicles in the books were based, timelines, and more included in these newer reprints!

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 fifty 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.

Publisher's Information
Author: Herge
Pages: 96
Binding: Paperback
Copyright: May 31, 2011
ISBN: 9780316133845
Publisher: Hachette
Size: 6.1" x 8.9"
Faith-Based: No

Additional titles in The Adventures of Tintin: Young Readers Edition:
Tintin in America
Cigars of the Pharaoh
The Blue Lotus
The Broken Ear
The Secret of the Unicorn
The Shooting Star

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

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A Family Hit! January 14, 2013
Reviewer: The Desert Mom  
My son is a good reader but is not one to sit around reading chapter books for entertainment. He is more likely to scan the pictures instead. This comic-style story is perfect for him! He has read this book dozens of times, and we have since ordered the entire set for him! These are by far his favorite books. His big sister has fallen for them, too. And our preschooler who can't even read, spends time "reading" the story by studying the high-interest graphics.

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Review by My Life on a Taffy Pull January 11, 2012
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team  
Written for children 9 and up. Let me just say that there wasn’t one child in my family NOT interested in this book.  In fact, my oldest two were so excited to see it, they snatched it up and took it hunting with them!  They both gave the book positive reviews and Banana Taffy really enjoyed the end of the book, where the REAL adventure along with actual photographs and descriptions is shared.  

I never realized that Tintin’s adventure’s were based on actual events!  The children all really love to read books comic style and to have them learning something at the same time makes for a happy Momma!

I even found myself laughing at some of the funny antics of the different character’s in Tintin’s adventure!  My only complaint, and this is just the result of my age more than anything…the words were a little small and I had to wearing my “granny glasses” in order to read the story.  The children didn’t complain though!

Read the rest of this review at http://mylifeonataffypull.blogspot.com/2011/11/as-part-of-timberdoodle-blogger-review.html

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Review by Delightful Learning January 11, 2012
Reviewer: Michelle from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team  
My 6 year old was hooked.

But, I made a mistake - I left the book on my desk and it disappeared. I asked my husband if he had seen it and he said a certain 11 year old was seen reading it. Dylan is a good reader, but I have yet to find a series that really catches his interest.  By the time I got a chance to ask him where it was, he had already finished the book, much to my delight!

What we loved:
the character biographies at the beginning of the book
the historical sketches, timelines and photos - "Wow this is REAL!" ~ Malachi
comic book format
interesting plot line
action packed
boyish fun

The Tintin series looks very promising. The series includes action, adventure and mystery - all things that are sure to please my boys.

Read the rest of this review at http://delightfullearning.blogspot.com/2011/11/adventures-of-tintin-red-rackhams.html

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