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Tintin in Tibet
Tintin in Tibet

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Tintin in Tibet
In this adventure, Tintin sets out on a mission to investigate the disappearance of his Chinese friend Chang Chong-Chen, who is reported to have died in a recent plane crash in Tibet. Tintin encounters many perils trying to navigate through the terrain and weather conditions near the crash site, and much endurance is needed to find out the truth of what happened to his friend.

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: 62
Binding: Paperback
Copyright: 4/30/1975
ISBN: 9780316358392
Publisher: Hachette
Size: 11.4" x 8.5"

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A Family Favorite January 14, 2013
Reviewer: Teresa  
When I saw this title in Timberdoodle's catalogue I did a double take. I remembered reading Tintin in Tibet when I was a child. My aunt had given me a subscription to a magazine, and Tintin was the only thing I could remember about it. I was thrilled to share tintin with my children, and they have all enjoyed his fascinating adventures. Along with Tintin, Thompson & Thompson, Captain Haddock and of course Snowy are beloved characters. Some of the books in the series are more fun than others but I found chasing down a yeti in the Himalayas particualrly memorable. With any book, if your child won't read it, it's not worth buying, so I suggest visiting the libray and sampling a few of Tintin's adventures. If they are as fun for your family as they are with mine, they are well worth the price. I think they're a great addition to your library.

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