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The Castafiore Emerald

The Castafiore Emerald

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by Hergé
     
 

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The classic graphic novel. When Tintin and Captain Haddock happen across a community of gypsies they invite them home . . . just as Bianca Castafiore, the famous opera singer, decides to visit Tintin. It's chaos at Marlinspike Hall, and then a precious emerald goes missing!

Overview

The classic graphic novel. When Tintin and Captain Haddock happen across a community of gypsies they invite them home . . . just as Bianca Castafiore, the famous opera singer, decides to visit Tintin. It's chaos at Marlinspike Hall, and then a precious emerald goes missing!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316358422
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
09/30/1975
Series:
Adventures of Tintin: Original Classic Series
Pages:
62
Sales rank:
120,327
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
8 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Hergé, one of the most famous Belgians in the world, was a comics writer and artist. The internationally successful Adventures of Tintin are his most well-known and beloved works. They have been translated into 38 different languages and have inspired such legends as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. He wrote and illustrated for The Adventures of Tintin until his death in 1983.

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Castafiore Emerald 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I cannot say this is the best Tintins, because it isn't. There is no true plot in the entire story, and, over all, this is one of Herge's poorer works. Though Herge failed in making a servicable plot, he did work into the story several hilarious parts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first Tintin book I read, and is still a firm favourite. Perhaps readers would be better advised to start somewhere earlier in the series but whether read with the others, or singly, this book is still a delight. All of the characters are on top form, whether the sublime Captain ("Blistering barnacles!"), the infuriating Mr Wagg, the nitwitted Thompsons or the stroppy, hysterical Castafiore herself. It is probably Herge's most accomplished story, in both the drawing and characterisation. I shan't give too much away, but you simply have to read the article in 'Paris-Flash'. That, and its consequences, is hilarious.