Red Rackham's Treasure: The Seven Crystal Balls ; Prisoners of the Sun

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Methuen Children's Books, 1991 - Adventure stories - 192 pages
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Part of a series of Tintin adventures, this book contains three separate stories. Tintin is a Belgian amateur detective who gets embroiled in every kind of thriller-adventure, along with his dog Snowy, the two policemen Thomson and Thompson, Captain Haddock and Professor Cuthbert Calculus.

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User Review  - Shirezu - LibraryThing

The second of the Tintin adventures this one, like the first, is one I never read as a child. And I'm glad I didn't. Not political like the first one this volume is set in the Belgian Congo as it was ... Read full review

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User Review  - awahlbom - LibraryThing

A very early, very naïve Tintin adventure; improvised from one week to another by a very young author who still believed everything his editor told him, it's incoherent, prejudiced, and rather stupid ... Read full review

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About the author (1991)

'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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