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The Adventures of Tintin 3-in-1 Hardback Edition
The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 5
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The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 5
This repackaged hardcover volume contains 3 classic Tintin stories:
Land of Black Gold, Destination Moon,
Explorers on the Moon.
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.
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.
Land of Black Gold
In this installment, the petrol used in cars has been tampered with and is causing explosions, affecting the economy and putting the country on the edge of war. Following several leads, Tintin and friends are off to investigate on board a petrol tanker headed for the Middle East, where after many hazardous incidents they finally discover who is responsible for tampering with the fuel supplies and by what means they are doing so.
Professor Calculus has been secretly commissioned by the Syldavian government to build a rocket ship that will be able to travel from the earth to the moon. Tintin and Captain Haddock agree to accompany him on the voyage. After their arrival in Syldavia, they are taken to the facility where the work is commencing. When spies are discovered to have parachuted around the facility, the Centre is placed on high alert. When a foreign power intercepts their test rocket, suspicions are immediately aroused that someone must have leaked information. Amidst significant setbacks, the professor finally is able to complete the rocket and on June 3, 1952, at 1:34 a.m., the rocket takes off. The adventure continues in the following book, Explorers on the Moon.
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 adventures 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.
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.
6-1/4" x 9"
Land of Black Gold, Destination Moon, and Explorers on the Moon.
The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 1
The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 4
The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 2
The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 6
The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 3
The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 7
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