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The Red Sea Sharks : The Adventures of Tintin Series : Book 19 - Herge

The Red Sea Sharks

The Adventures of Tintin Series : Book 19

By: Herge

Paperback

Published: 4th November 2002
For Ages: 7+ years old
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In The Red Sea Sharksn (1958), the reader will discover that slave trading still exists. After a thrilling voyage through the Arabian Seas and an impressive naval combat, Tintin will succeed in dismantling the odious clandestine commerce handled by the sinister Rastapopoulos.

The Adventures of Tintin (Les Aventures de Tintin) is a series of comic strips created by Belgian artist Herge the pen name of Georges Remi (1907 1983). The series first appeared in French in Le Petit Vingtieme, a children's supplement to the Belgian newspaper Le Vingtieme Siecle on 10 January 1929. Set in a painstakingly researched world closely mirroring our own, Herge's Tintin series continues to be a favorite of readers and critics alike 80 years later.

The hero of the series is Tintin, a young Belgian reporter. He is aided in his adventures from the beginning by his faithful fox terrier dog Snowy (Milou in French). Later, popular additions to the cast included the brash, cynical and grumpy Captain Haddock, the bright but hearing-impaired Professor Calculus (Professeur Tournesol) and other colorful supporting characters such as the incompetent detectives Thomson and Thompson (Dupond et Dupont). Herge himself features in several of the comics as a background character; as do his assistants in some instances.
The success of the series saw the serialized strips collected into a series of albums (24 in all), spun into a successful magazine and adapted for film and theatre. The series is one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century, with translations published in over 50 languages and more than 200 million copies of the books sold to date.
The comic strip series has long been admired for its clean, expressive drawings in Herge's signature ligne claire style. Engaging, well-researched plots straddle a variety of genres: swashbuckling adventures with elements of fantasy, mysteries, political thrillers, and science fiction. The stories within the Tintin series always feature slapstick humor, accompanied in later albums by sophisticated satire, and political and cultural commentary.

About The Author

Georges Prosper Remi (22 May 1907 – 3 March 1983), better known by the pen name Hergé, was a Belgian comics writer and artist.

His best known and most substantial work is The Adventures of Tintin comic book series, which he wrote and illustrated from 1929 until his death in 1983, leaving the twenty-fourth Tintin adventure Tintin and Alph-Art unfinished. His work remains a strong influence on comics, particularly in Europe. He was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2003.

Hergé (Tintin)



1907
Georges Rémi was born in Brussels, Belgium, May 22.

1920
The young boy begins his studies at the Collège Saint -Boniface in Brussels, he is bored to tears.

1921
He joins the scout troop at his high school, where he receives the nickname "Curious Fox." His first drawings appear in Jamais assez, his school scouting magazine, and starting in 1923 in Le Boy-scout belge, the monthly magazine of the Belgian Boy Scouts.

1924
From this point onwards, Georges Rémi signed his drawings with the name Hergé, reversing his initials, "R.G." (as pronounced in French).

1925
After leaving school, Georges Rémi is hired by the newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle as an employee in the subscription department.

1926
He creates Totor (a precursor to Tintin), Patrol Leader of Les Hannetons in Le Boy-scout belge.

1927
Georges Rémi performs his military service.

1928
When he returns to Brussels, Hergé is named chief editor of Le Petit Vingtième, the weekly children supplement to Le Vingtième Siècle. The first issue is published on November 1.

1929
Tintin and Snowy "born" on January 10, in Le Petit Vingtième.

1930
He creates Quick and Flupke, the rascals of Brussels, who will appear in short stories in Le Petit Vingtième. The first Tintin book is published: Tintin, Reporter, in the Land of The Soviets.

1932
Georges Rémi marries Germaine Kieckens, secretary of the editor of Le Vingtième Siècle.

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ISBN: 9781405206303
ISBN-10: 1405206306
Series: The Adventures of Tintin
Audience: Children
For Ages: 7+ years old
For Grades: 3+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 4th November 2002
Publisher: Egmont Childrens Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.6 x 22.0  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition