The Shooting Star

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Methuen Children's Books, Jan 1, 1961 - Caricatures and cartoons - 62 pages
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Review: The Shooting Star (Tintin #10)

User Review  - Dan Wilson - Goodreads

For a book released in 1942, The Shooting Star prefigures much of the anxiety of the atomic age that was yet to come. Tintin is faced with doomsday predictions from religious and scientific lunatics ... Read full review

Review: The Shooting Star (Tintin #10)

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About the author (1961)

'Hergé' was born Georges Remi on 22 May, 1907 in Etterbeek, a suburb of Brussels, in Belgium. After leaving school, he worked for the daily newspaper, Le XXe Siècle (The 20th Century). He was responsibe the for the section of the newspaper designed for children. Tintin, the main character in his works, was introduced on January 10, 1929 in a story entitled 'Tintin in the Land of the Soviets.' Each story ran as a comic strip in the newspaper and then was published as a book. Some of these books were adapted for the small screen including The Crab With The Golden Claws, Star of Mystery, Red Rakham's Treasure, Black Island, Objective Moon and The Calculus Affair. French TV produced longer versions of twenty of the books in 1992, which have been broadcast in over fifty countries. On 3 March, 1983, he died in Brussels. At the time of his death, he was working on Tintin and the Alpha-Art, which was published in an unfinished form.

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