The Castafiore Emerald

The Castafiore Emerald


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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: 182,262
Product dimensions: 8.75(w) x 11.75(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 8 - 14 Years

About 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 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Hamburgerclan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is hilarious! It's the story of a guy named Tintin. He's living with Captain Haddock and Professor Calculus, who are both funny in their own way. Anyway, on the same day, the famous opera singer Bianca Castafiore and a band of Gypsies come to stay at Captain Haddock's place, Marlinspike hall. And then Bianca's emerald disappears! Everybody is sure it's the Gypsies who stole it...except for Tintin! Who's right? Read it and find out!C.
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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.