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Tintin Volume 3
Age Range: 9-11
The internationally successful ‘Adventures of Tintin’ are Belgian comic writer and artist Hergé’s most well-known and beloved works. Tintin Volume 3 contains three classic Tintin graphic novels available in one deluxe hardcover edition.
The Broken Ear
A mysterious statue created by the fierce South American Arumbaya tribe has disappeared. Tintin sets off for South America but discovers he is not the only one looking for it. San Theodoros is a banana republic constantly changing hands between a corrupt dictator General Tapioca and his archrival, General Alcazar. The Broken Ear takes Tintin on a tropical adventure deep within the jungle where he finds hidden native civilizations, encounters criminals, long-lost explorers and is arrested as a terrorist. However, there is a revolution on the horizon which could aid Tintin in his bid for freedom.
The Black Island
After his escapades in Latin America in The Broken Ear, Tintin is hoping for a well-earned rest, but when he comes to the aid of an aircraft that has made a forced landing and one of the pilots shoots at him, he knows that this is the start of yet another adventure. This time Tintin travels to Great Britain, where there is a plot to make him disappear. Framed for theft, Tintin is arrested by the duo detectives Thomson and Thompson, who are on the trail of a gang of counterfeiters. Discovering that the printing press used to create the false money is hidden on Black Island, off the coast of Scotland which is supposed to be haunted by a wild beast, Tintin needs to find out the truth behind these stories.
King Ottokar’s Sceptre
A briefcase is left on a park bench in Brussels. The case belongs to Professor Alembick, a sigillographer (a specialist in the study of stamps and wax seals). Tintin’s adventure begins when he returns the briefcase to the professor, and before he finds himself joining Alembick on a trip to Syldavia in the Balkans where he uncovers a plot aimed at dethroning the King, Muskar XII. Tintin undertakes to recover the stolen sceptre and foil the coup.
These three-in-one volumes of Tintin stories are convenient and excellent value. Although they don’t quite match up to the big print of the individual comics making it harder to enjoy the detail in Hergé's layouts, they still provide hours of entertainment as the reader becomes absorbed in the Tintin adventures.