The Shooting Star - The Adventures of Tintin (Paperback)
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The Shooting Star - The Adventures of Tintin (Paperback)

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Published: 26/09/2012
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One of the most iconic characters in children’s literature

Hergé’s classic comic book creation Tintin is one of the most recognisable 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 voyages to the Arctic Ocean in search of the meteorite that has crash-landed in the north. A huge fireball comes hurtling towards Earth from space!

Tintin sets sail with Captain Haddock to find the meteorite in the stormy Arctic Ocean, but a valuable metal is contained in the meteorite and Tintin’s attempts to reach it are met with relentless sabotage!

Join the most iconic character in comics as he embarks 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 90 years after they first found their way into publication. Since then more than 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.

Hergé (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 the graphic novel adventures?

Tintin in the Land of the Soviets
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

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9781405206211
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 290 g
Dimensions: 295 x 218 x 5 mm


Tintin shows young readers that the world in all its complexity is theirs to bestride. (The Wall Street Journal) I became enthralled with the way Hergé told his stories. Grand, epic, global adventures about a young reporter who goes all around the world looking for stories to tell. (Steven Spielberg, 'The Adventures of Spielberg: An Interview', The New York Times, 2011) Top 100 Children’s Book – Time Out (2022) Terrific world-straddling adventures. (Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Ten Essential Children’s Books, Books for Keeps, 2020) The Red Sea Sharks was named one of Young Bond author Charlie Higson’s favourite books in The Daily Express: “Tintin was a huge inspiration being a young person in an adult world.” (2015) Explorers of the Moon was named one of comedian Milton Jones’ favourite books in The Daily Express (2018) Explorers of the Moon was named one of screenwriter and best-selling crime novelist Peter May’s favourite books in The Daily Express: “A childhood favourite…it encouraged me to create my own cartoon series.” (2016) The Calculus Affair was named one of author and foreign correspondent Christian Jennings’ favourite books in The Week (2017)

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“The Shooting Star”

When a beautiful star in the night sky appears to be getting bigger, Tintin heads for the observatory to check it out. Sadly, it turns out to be an asteroid which will destroy the Earth. Thankfully after a few days of... More

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My father loved tintin and asterix. He encouraged myself and my brothers and sister to read them as we grew up. I became a book lover because of my father. I enjoyed the tintin books when... More

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