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.
The Adventures of Tintin: Collector's Gift Setby Hergé
A deluxe special edition boxed set of 21 Tintin classic graphic novels, collected in seven hardcover volumes plus a bonus book featuring Tintin and Co., a closer look at favorite Tintin characters revealing their origins, inspirations, and the source of their enduring fascination. Packaged in a handsome slipcase. See more details below
A deluxe special edition boxed set of 21 Tintin classic graphic novels, collected in seven hardcover volumes plus a bonus book featuring Tintin and Co., a closer look at favorite Tintin characters revealing their origins, inspirations, and the source of their enduring fascination. Packaged in a handsome slipcase.
- Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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- Product dimensions:
- 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 5.30(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 18 Years
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I grew up reading Tintin while I should have been doing homework or studying for exams. Thus I wanted to share the gift of living the Tintin adventures to my sons. And now history repeats itself (frown).
This set contains the original Tintin "picture books" condensed into 7 volumes. The eight volume is good for the hardcore fan wanting a peek into the mind of Herge.
The biggest complaint I have concerns the form-factor. If I remember correctly, the original books were about 10" x 12". These books contain the same content reduced to pages about 6" x 9" in size. I am in early stages of presbyopia and have a difficult time reading the print. Even the my children have to squint to read the small print.
In conclusion, if you must absolutely have these books, I recommend them but with some reservation. If not, scrounge around and try to collect the individual story books in the original format.
I tried reading my paperback 30 year old copy of one of Tintin's adventures and they adored the cartoons and story. They would fuss exceedingly when I would stop for the night. As a result I purchased the entire series and they are now listening to 20-40 pages a night. I hope this will encourage them to read as it did their father.