Explorers on the Moon (Adventures of Tintin)

Explorers on the Moon (Adventures of Tintin)

by Hergé
     
 

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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!

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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!

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316358460
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
09/30/1976
Series:
Adventures of Tintin: Original Classic Series
Pages:
62
Sales rank:
195,185
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 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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