Explorers on the Moon (Adventures of Tintin)

Overview

The classic graphic novel. Picking up where Destination Moon left off, Professor Calculus and Tintin discover a secret agent has managed to sneak onboard the rocket with plans to hijack it and abandon everyone on the moon!

Uses pop-up and pull-tab illustrations to involve the reader in the adventures of Tintin and his friends on the first manned flight to the moon.

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Overview

The classic graphic novel. Picking up where Destination Moon left off, Professor Calculus and Tintin discover a secret agent has managed to sneak onboard the rocket with plans to hijack it and abandon everyone on the moon!

Uses pop-up and pull-tab illustrations to involve the reader in the adventures of Tintin and his friends on the first manned flight to the moon.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
It was bound to happen. Having journeyed everywhere from America to the Congo to Tibet, Tintin blasts into outer space. Together with his faithful pooch, Snowy, the spunky boy reporter has joined an expedition ``based at the Sprodj Atomic Center, high in the Zmyhlpathian Mountains, in the kingdom of Syldavia.'' Following a perfect lift-off, the myriad misadventures begin, as the ubiquitous ``certified detectives,'' Thomson and Thompson, are discovered on board--inadvertent stowaways who threaten to monopolize the ship's precious oxygen supply. All's well that lands well, however, as Tintin and his colleagues return safely. Except for two diverting spreads, the fairly pedestrian paper engineering adds little zip; the palette, too, seems somewhat attenuated for a tale of astronomical derring-do. Though the narrative is overlong for the pop-up book set, this disparity will probably not deter the intrepid voyager's many fans. Ages 4-8. (Apr.)
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-- Carrot-topped Tintin and companions travel to the Moon in Professor Calculus's spaceship and, thanks to bumbling stowaways Thompson and Thompson, have barely enough air to get back. The story itself was published some years ago, but readers can enjoy here a set of amusing, if fragile, flaps, wheels, sliding tabs, and other pop-up effects--the only sort of dimension this vanishingly slight adventure features. The herky-jerky narrative, laughable science, contrived disasters, and heavy consumption of alcoholic beverages are excellent reasons to pass this up, and Tintin fans will certainly forgive you if you do.-- John Peter, New York Public Library
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316358460
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 9/30/1976
  • Series: Tintin Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 62
  • Sales rank: 106,334
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 0.25 (d)

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2003

    Yearn for Tintin Adventures

    I read many Tintin adventures between age 11 and 15. Now I am 32 and would like to own a copy of ALL the Tintin adventures. But I am in Warri, Nigeria, West Africa, Africa and know of no bookstores or other avenue to get them. Would appreciate any suggestion from Barnes & Noble of how I can buy these books from over here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2002

    The First Hand to Set Foot...

    I love this adventure! It's action packed from start to finish, and my one regret is that Jorgen is dispatched after just two appearances-he's as vile (if not more so) as the more durable R and A... The whisky scene is classic, although I do feel that the delayed reactions to Formula Fourteen (see 'Land of Black Gold') are just weirdness for weirdness's sake. A particular moment towards the end (read it yourself to see what it is!) was a shocker and although I knew the likely outcome, I still had my heart in my mouth! I had a similar reaction when Jorgen knocks Snowy out-to quote: "Monsters! Vivisectionists! Torturers!"- How can anyone do that to Snowy? As an afterthought-The ballet on the moon has to be seen to be believed! What should we call it? Les Thom(p)sons?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2001

    Lovely story

    Although I wasn't aware that this volume contained pull-out tabs and popping-up contraptions, I do know the story and am most happy to review it as I am quite charmed by it. Calculus, Wolff, Tintin, Haddock and Snowy are off to explore the moon. The two certified detectives - or are they certified nitwits? - Thomson and Thompson are on board as well. When the heard that the launching was to take place at 1.34, they assumed that meant P.M., and decided to spend the night in the rocket. Of course, the launching was ACTUALLY at 1.34 A.M., and by the time they realise their mistake it is too late to change anything. So Thomson and Thompson stay, trailing hilarity, nonsense and certified Thompson antics in their wake. Then Captain Haddock has some whisky and takes it upon him to jump out of the rocket. After Tintin rescues him, things go fairly well until they land on the moon, 'where the hand of man has never set foot,' as said one of the Thompsons. Then, one time when Tintin and Wolff are alone in the rocket with Snowy, Tintin goes to the hold to fetch some tins of milk, only to be knocked out and tied up by yet another stowaway: the evil Colonel Jorgen, also known as Colonel Boris in 'King Ottokar's Sceptre'. Jorgen has come all the way to the Moon to have his revenge on Tintin. Wolff, with Jorgen's automatic trained on him, is going to push the button and return to earth WITHOUT THE OTHERS... Jorgen is sure that this time, Tintin isn't going to be able to save the day - but unfortunately for him, he never learnt to tie knots very well and Tintin escapes. When the rest of the crew return, Jorgen is dead by his own hand in a fight with Wolff over the gun, and they have to work frantically to repair the damage done to the rocket by Wolff's failed takeoff. The oxygen supply is severely depleted. Perhaps they'll never make it back to earth. Truly a splendid tale full of genuine Tintin heroism and Thomson humour, as well as the conflicting emotions that are pulling Wolff apart, and the determination of Calculus to get to the Moon and COME BACK. I recommend this to everyone, whether or not a Tintin fan.

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