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While looking through an old sea-chest found in his attic, Captain Haddock chances upon the diaries of his ancestor, Sir Francis Haddock. This legendary sea dog achieved fame through his renowned run-in with the fearsome pirate Red Rackham. So are the words of Sir Francis Haddock just another chronicle of life at sea? Certainly not! His journals speak of a fabulous hoard of jewels: for Tintin, Captain Haddock ?-? and a gang of crooks ?-? the treasure hunt is well and truly on. But as the search continues, the plot thickens...
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.
Tintin shows young readers that the world in all its complexity is theirs to bestride * The Wall Street Journal *
ISBN: 9781405206228 ISBN-10: 1405206225 Series: Adventures of Tintin Audience:
For Ages: 7+ years old For Grades: 3 - 4 Format:
Number Of Pages: 64 Published: 14th March 2003 Publisher: Egmont Childrens Books Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 29.3 x 21.9
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1
About the Author
Georges Rémi was born in Brussels, Belgium, May 22.
The young boy begins his studies at the Collège Saint -Boniface in Brussels, he is bored to tears.
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.
From this point onwards, Georges Rémi signed his drawings with the name Hergé, reversing his initials, "R.G." (as pronounced in French).
After leaving school, Georges Rémi is hired by the newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle as an employee in the subscription department.
He creates Totor (a precursor to Tintin), Patrol Leader of Les Hannetons in Le Boy-scout belge.
Georges Rémi performs his military service.
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.
Tintin and Snowy "born" on January 10, in Le Petit Vingtième.
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.