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The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 4
The Adventures of Tintin Volume 4

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The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 4

This repackaged hardcover volume contains 3 classic Tintin stories: Red Rackham's Treasure, The Seven Crystal Balls, and Prisoners of the Sun.

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: 4/1/1995
ISBN: 9780316358149
Publisher: Hachette
Size: 6-1/4" x 9"
Titles Included: Red Rackham's Treasure, The Seven Crystal Balls, and Prisoners of the Sun

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review.

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A whole family of Tin Tin lovers! August 22, 2015
Reviewer: Kristina W.  
We love TinTin. My 9,8, and 6 year olds all fight over who gets to read them first when they come in the mail. I even have bought a few in the original french and because they have seen and read them in English they are willing to try them in French as well. We can't get enough of the fast paced adventures and witty characters. My kids will come and tell me what the Captain said or what so and so said in Tin Tin today. We are fast on our way to owning the whole set.

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Tintin Book Awesome - Shipping Not so much January 5, 2014
Reviewer: Isha Y.  
The actual Tintin Book is great. I use the Tintin books (I have them all) with my 9 and 7 year old on roadtrips which keeps them entertained for hours. Now my 6 year old is even getting interested. I love the graphic novel format for "vacation" reading. Everybody gets a break and I get some quiet on a long trip. My only complaint was that shipping took forever. I ordered it on December 15 and it arrived on December 28 - not ideal. TD reply: Our records show this shipped from Timberdoodle on 12/16/13. We're sorry to hear there was such a delay with the post office Isha.

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Adventures of Tintin: Volume 4 October 11, 2013
Reviewer: Karri C.  
We recently added this book to our growing Tintin collection, and the pages are already getting worn. Our three boys ages 15, 12 and 7, all consume Tintin's adventures. I often find this book, or others from the series in my boys' beds after they have fallen asleep. Fun reading full of exciting escapades!

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Thumbs up for Tin Tin!!! April 26, 2012
Reviewer: mom of five  
My 11yr old son is a reluctant reader. I bought Volume 1 as a taste and see and he is now on Volume 4! I have never been more thrilled to pay money for a book! He was so excited to get this book today that he was glowing! My 13 year old daughter also enjoys them and can hardly bear the wait until her brother is done... often sneaking a read when he isn't looking. :) Totally recommend!!

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