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The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 2
The Adventures of Tintin Volume 2

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The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 2

This repackaged hardcover volume contains 3 classic Tintin stories: Tintin and the Broken Ear, The Black Island, and King Ottokar's Sceptre.

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: 192
Binding: Hardcover
Copyright: 5/2/1994
ISBN: 9780316359429
Publisher: Hachette
Titles Included: Tintin and the Broken Ear, The Black Island, and King Ottokar's Sceptre

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

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Tin Tin for the WIN August 21, 2015
Reviewer: Kristina W.  
We all love Tin Tin. My nine and eight year old girls devour these as soon as they arrive, and my 6.5 year old boy will spend hours poring over the pictures and sounding out the words. It's a rare book that can interest him enough for him to start sounding out the words on his own, but this is it. While considerably more advanced than Frog and Toad, there are so many pictures, it is easy to keep kids coming back for more. I have rarely been so easy to convince as when my kids asked me for the next volume of these adventures.

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Tin Tin is our hero! January 14, 2013
Reviewer: Mom of 6 boys  
My 9 yr old was not fond of reading until I introduced him to Tintin!!

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Great book!!! August 3, 2011
Reviewer: Seth Huckstead from Grand Rapids, MI United States  
Our four boys, ages 15, 13, 11 and 9 loved these books. Our 9 year old particularly enjoyed them, these are some of his favorite books. He says, "it is funny how Tintin gets out of dangerous situations... every time! I think lots of kids would like Tintin!" (Don't tell him but I think volume 3 will be a great birthday present)

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