Tintin and the Lake of Sharks

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Tintin and the Lake of Sharks
Author: Herge
Rating: 3.53
Bestsellers Rate: 58092
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Book Format: Paperback
Binding: None
Pages: 48
Hours of reading: 0.8 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 9,41 €

About the book

Herge's classic comic book creation Tintin is one of the most iconic characters in children's books. These highly collectible editions of the original 24 adventures will delight Tintin fans old and new. Perfect for lovers of graphic novels, mysteries and historical adventures. The world's most famous travelling reporter searches for the truth behind the theft of some priceless works of art. But what does the King Shark have to do with it all? Tintin and his friends are holidaying in Syldavia with Professor Calculus, who has invented an amazing new duplicating machine. But a series of strange occurrences makes Tintin suspicious. Who is the mysterious "King Shark..., and what does he want with Calculus' machine? Is there a connection with the recent theft of famous works of art from the world's leading museums? Tintin is determined to find out! The Adventures of Tintin are among the best books for readers aged 8 and up. Herge (Georges Remi) was born in Brussels in 1907. Over the course of 54 years he completed over 20 titles in The Adventures of Tintin series, which is now considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, comics series of all time. Have you collected all 24 graphic novel adventures? Tintin in the Land of the Soviets Tintin in the Congo Tintin in America Tintin: Cigars of the Pharaoh Tintin: The Blue Lotus Tintin: The Broken Ear Tintin: The Black Island Tintin: King Ottakar's Sceptre Tintin: The Crab with the Golden Claws Tintin: The Shooting Star Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn Tintin: Red Rackham's Treasure Tintin: The Seven Crystal Balls Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun Tintin: Land of Black Gold Tintin: Destination Moon Tintin: Explorers of the Moon Tintin: The Calculus Affair Tintin: The Red Sea Sharks Tintin in Tibet Tintin: The Castafiore Emerald Tintin: Flight 714 to Sydney The Adventures of Tintin and the Picaros Tintin and Alph-Art

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Tintin shows young readers that the world in all its complexity is theirs to bestride * The Wall Street Journal *

Herge Biography

Georges Prosper Remi (French: [ʁəmi]; 22 May 1907 – 3 March 1983), known by the pen name Hergé (; French: [ɛʁʒe]), from the French pronunciation of his reversed initials RG, was a Belgian cartoonist. He is best known for creating The Adventures of Tintin, the series of comic albums which are considered one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century. He was also responsible for two other well-known series, Quick & Flupke (1930–1940) and The Adventures of Jo, Zette and Jocko (1936–1957). His works were executed in his distinct ligne claire drawing style. Born to a lower-middle-class family in Etterbeek, Brussels, Hergé began his career by contributing illustrations to Scouting magazines, developing his first comic series, The Adventures of Totor, for Le Boy-Scout Belge in 1926. Working for the conservative Catholic newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle, he created The Adventures of Tintin in 1929 on the advice of its editor Norbert Wallez. Revolving around the actions of boy reporter Tintin and his dog Snowy, the series' early installments — Tintin in the Land of the Soviets, Tintin in the Congo, and Tintin in America — were designed as conservative propaganda for children. Domestically successful, after serialisation the stories were published in book form, with Hergé continuing the series and also developing both the Quick & Flupke and Jo, Zette and Jocko series for Le Vingtième Siècle. Influenced by his friend Zhang Chongren, from 1934 Hergé placed far greater emphasis on conducting background research for his stories, resulting in increased realism from The Blue Lotus onward. Following the German occupation of Belgium in 1940, Le Vingtième Siècle was closed, but Hergé continued his series in Le Soir, a popular newspaper controlled by the Nazi administration. After the Allied liberation of Belgium in 1944, Le Soir was shut down and its staff — including Hergé — accused of having been collaborators. An official investigation was launched, and although no charges were brought against Hergé, in subsequent years he repeatedly faced accusations of having been a traitor and collaborator. With Raymond Leblanc he established Tintin magazine in 1946, through which he serialised new Adventures of Tintin stories. As the magazine's artistic director, he also oversaw the publication of other successful comics series, such as Edgar P. Jacobs' Blake and Mortimer. In 1950 he established Studios Hergé as a team to aid him in his ongoing projects; prominent staff members Jacques Martin and Bob de Moor greatly contributed to subsequent volumes of The Adventures of Tintin. Amid personal turmoil following the collapse of his first marriage, he produced Tintin in Tibet, his personal favourite of his works. In later years he became less prolific, and unsuccessfully attempted to establish himself as an abstract artist. Hergé's works have been widely acclaimed for their clarity of draughtsmanship and meticulous, well-researched plots. They have been the source of a ... Read full biography

Authors: Herge
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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint: Farshore
Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9781405206341
ISBN10: 1405206349
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Edition Statement: Revised ed.
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Literature Country: None
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Book Format: Paperback
Book Binding: None
Paper: None
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Pages: 48
Book Weight: 210
Book Dimensions: 218x295x3
Circulation: None
Publication date: Dec. 1, 2003
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Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom

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