Tintin in the Congo (Hardback)
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DescriptionJoin the world's most famous travelling reporter in two exciting adventures as he heads for the Congo? The young reporter Tintin and his faithful dog Snowy set off on assignment to Africa. But a sinister stowaway follows their every move and seems set on ensuring they come to a sticky end. Tintin and Snowy encounter witch doctors, hostile tribesmen, crocodiles, boa constrictors and numerous other wild animals before solving the mystery and getting their story. Join the most iconic character in comics as he embark on an extraordinary adventure spanning historical and political events, and thrilling mysteries. Still selling over 100,000 copies every year in the UK and having been adapted for the silver screen by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson in 2011, The Adventures of Tintin continue to charm more than 80 years after they first found their way into publication. Since then an estimated 230 million copies have been sold, proving that comic books have the same power to entertain children and adults in the 21st century as they did in the early 20th.
- Published: 01 September 2008
- Format: Hardback 64 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781405220989 ISBN 10: 1405220988
- Sales rank: 2,849
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Reviews for Tintin in the Congo
Forget this book: start your collection with The Blue Lotus
Tintin is a milestone in the European comics and in children litterature as well, just like Jules Verne was in his time. But don't get it wrong: the great cycle of Tintin's adventures starts with The Blue Lotus (you'll want to read The Pharaoh's Cigars in order to get the beginning of the story), in which book Herg, thanks to his Chinese friend (in real life) Chang Chong-Zhen, wrote and draw the kind of realistic yet humoristic story that would make the real grandeur of Tintin.
For those who read french or dutch (hoping an english translation will be published one day), I really advise to read "Herg: Son of Tintin" by Benoit Peeters. by a Book Depository customer