Friday, August 30, 2013

Reading Journal: The Adventures of Tintin Volume 1 by Herge

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Adventures of Tintin Volume 1 (3-in-1) - Exodus Books
Book Description:
Whether he's trolling the high seas for treasure or blasting off for the moon, young reporter-sleuth Tintin and his faithful dog, Snowy, have delighted readers everywhere for generations and with their timeless adventures. Join Tintin and Snowy as they tackle the toughest mysteries around the world in Tintin in America, Cigars of the Pharaoh, and The Blue Lotus.

My thoughts:
I had never heard of Tintin until I started homeschooling 10 years ago and I was on a hunt to find book that my oldest son would read. Our librarian, who was a homeschooler, suggested looking at the Tintin books which he did. Thus began his foray into Tintin world. Since that time we have bought the whole Adventure 3 in 1 set and these have been a staple in my kids' reading lives.

Needless, to say I have never read them so I decided I would check out and see what all the fuss is. In Adventures of Tintin Volume 1 (3-in-1) the basic gist is Tintin, a young reporter and sleuth, sets out on a journey and is either immediately kidnapped or something unusual happens which gets his curiosity up. He then spends the rest of the time trying to escape from the evil men while looking for the truth. In the midst of these adventures, which take place in different areas of the world, he has the help of his dog, Snowy, and the bumbling, not very helpful detective, the Thompson Twins. In the end he solves the mystery and one adventure leads into another.

I can see why Tintin is appealing to kids, especially boys. There is definitely more substance to these books than the Archie comics (my only other experience with comic books). Not everything in these is politically correct, but I would still hand them to my kids without hesitation.

Learn more about Tintin at the Tintin website. My kids have also enjoyed the The Adventures Of Tintin: Season One and The Adventures Of Tintin: Season Two and The Adventures of Tintin which was released in 2011 (Reading Adventures of Tintin Volume 3 (3-in-1) goes with this film.)


1 comment:

  1. I am not a fan of graphic novels, aka comic books, for myself, but kids do seem to enjoy them, and they can be a "gateway drug" into reading for pleasure.



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