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The Adventures of Tintin 3-in-1 Hardback Edition
The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 7
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The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 7
This repackaged hardcover volume contains 3 classic Tintin stories:
The Castafiore Emerald, Flight 714,
Tintin and the Picaros.
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.
The Castafiore Emerald
As Captain Haddock and Tintin walk through the countryside, they discover a Roma community dwelling in the garbage dump, since the police had forbidden them to reside elsewhere. The captain invites the Roma to the grounds of his estate; shortly thereafter, his nemesis Bianca Castafiore visits, and all manner of mayhem ensues. Involving a notorious broken step which leads to the upset of almost all the characters, an annoying parrot, false rumors of the captain's impending marriage, and much more, this episode takes place mainly in the confines of the Marlinspike estate.
Unable to politely turn down a millionaire friend's offer to ride on his prototype private jet, Tintin and his friends board the flight headed for Sydney. Unbeknownst to Tintin and most of the passengers, amongst some of the crew there is a plan to hijack the plane. The hijackers' elaborate plan to obtain the millionaire's money leads to much adventure. Truth serum is used to try and procure the millionaire's bank information, but this instead leads to mayhem. Tintin and his friends experience kidnapping, confinement, an explosion, a volcanic eruption, hypnosis, and many other dangers before the four main characters finally resume their journey to Australia, this time on a public airline.
Tintin and the Picaros
Tintin and his friends are accused of attempting to overthrow the military dictatorship of General Tapioca, who has himself overthrown General Alcazar, so Tintin and his friends attempt to clear their names. Through different ordeals Tintin, Haddock, and Calculus end up joining Alcazar and his small band of guerrillas, the Picaros, in the jungle near an Arumbaya Indian village. There they must deal with a bunch of demoralized drunkards, the henpecked Alcazar, and the imminent deaths of Thomson and Thompson. Tintin, Haddock, and Calculus have their work cut out for them.
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"
The Castafiore Emerald, Flight 714 to Sydney, and Tintin and the Picaros.
The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 1
The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 3
The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 2
The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 4
The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 5
The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 6
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