The Shooting Star

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Methuen Children's Books, 1961 - Caricatures and cartoons - 62 pages
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very poorly translated from French to English

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I was born and raised in France, but my English is perfect. I grew up reading Tintin (in French). This is the first time I see it translated into English. The translation is lousy, and literal, unfortunately. I could've done a better job myself. Charlene Staufer Read full review

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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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