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Thursday 17 October 2013

Review: The Shooting Star: Tin Tin Reader Series

One of the highlights of my first trip to Belgium was absolutely the Belgian Comic Strip Museum in Brussels, where I (and my kids!) stood in awe of such overwhelming artistic delights as Hergé, Goscinny, Uderzo, Winsor McCay and more. It was a whimsical moment seeing original Asterix artwork and standing in front of a stone bust of Tintin with his trademark Mona Lisa smile.

Tintin has certainly been a part of the zeitgeist for anyone over 30, and it's so lovely to see a new generation of readers become entranced (especially since the movie version) with these timeless, classic adventure comics.

In this new series by Hardie Grant Egmont, younger readers can enjoy a comic romp with Tintin and snowy in abridged versions of larger books. 

Each book also includes wonderful addendum pages featuring the real-life inspiration for Tintin's adventures, including photos and fun facts. Wonderful stuff.

So far, the series includes:

Title: The Shooting Star: Tintin Reader Series
Author/Illustrator: Hergé
Publisher: Egmont, $16.95 RRP
Publication Date: 1 September 2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781405267014
For ages: 7 - 15
Type: Junior Fiction, Comics