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The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 6
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The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 6

This repackaged hardcover volume contains 3 classic Tintin stories: The Calculus Affair, The Red Sea Sharks, and Tintin in Tibet.

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: 4/1/1997
ISBN: 9780316357241
Publisher: Hachette
Size: 6-1/4" x 9"
Titles Included: The Calculus Affair, The Red Sea Sharks, and Tintin in Tibet.

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

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The Adventures of TinTin April 1, 2014
Reviewer: Stacy G.  
My son really loves these books. We have bought all the Tintin books you all carry, I believe.

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Engaging story line January 15, 2013
Reviewer: Timberdoodle fan in Washington  
Tintin has been my children's favorite book for years. And of all the titles in the series, this volume is their favorite. The Calculus Affair being the tops of all the adventures Tintin finds himself in. If you are looking for a book that will increase your child's reading fluency with no prodding on your part, I have not known Tintin to fail. From my child that did not read independently until age eight to the one who figured reading out on his own at three, and all the average ones in between, they all love Tintin.

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Hooked on Tintin January 14, 2013
Reviewer: Mom of 6 boys  
We started reading Tintin after another homeschool mom recommended it because my son was a hesitant reader & now we LOVE it!

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Fostered a Passion for Reading May 31, 2012
Reviewer: 6 in the House  
As a literature enthusiast, I have to admit I didn't think I'd be a fan of graphic novels. I had discounted them as completely missing the point of reading, fearing that the pictures would be the focus rather than the story line. I was wrong! Tin Tin took reading to a whole new level at our house. They helped make my average 4th grade reader an advanced 4th grade reader. He devoured the books and has read them over and over. There are enough challenging words that his vocabulary is being pushed and the stories are obviously engaging enough to keep him hooked for hours. Additionally, it is not uncommon to see him and each of his younger siblings engrossed in a different book many times throughout the day. It's their go-to entertainment choice, and I'm no longer afraid that it's stifling their love for reading. It's undoubtedly stimulating it!

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Reviewer: Mom in OK  
WOW!This is the first set of books I have seen that has interested ALL the children, whether they can read or not! The readers, even reluctant readers, pour through the stories and the non-readers LOVE looking at the pictures! My children were waiting in line for this book!

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