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The Adventures of Tintin, Vol. 5: Land of Black Gold / Destination Moon / Explorers on the Moon (3 Volumes in 1) Hardcover


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: 3 and up
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (April 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316358169
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316358163
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #109,909 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hergé, one of the most famous Belgians in the world, was a comics writer and artist. The internationally successful Adventures of Tintin are his most well-known and beloved works. They have been translated into 38 different languages and have inspired such legends as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. He wrote and illustrated for The Adventures of Tintin until his death in 1983.

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Hergé, one of the most famous Belgians in the world, was a comics writer and artist. The internationally successful Adventures of Tintin are his most well-known and beloved works. They have been translated into 38 different languages and have inspired such legends as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. He wrote and illustrated for "The Adventures of Tintin" until his death in 1983.

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It has adventure, humor, and is a good vocabulary builder.
clarice a jones
Three of the best are captured in Volume Five of a series which includes all 21 completed stories.
D. S. Thurlow
These are just as visually stunning as the original size comics.
Neuronut

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Lawrance M. Bernabo HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on November 1, 2005
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Of the seven volumes that make up the "Adventures of Tintin," Volume 5 is my favorite. It includes both the first story by Hergé that I ever read with "Land of Black Gold," and also my favorite two-part Tintin adventure when out young intrepid reporter, Snowy, and their friends head for the moon. I realize the science fiction aspects of that particular pair of tales makes them atypical Tintin adventures, but Hergé's attention to detail makes the story stand out quite well, even in comparison to science fiction films that were putting men on the moon at that time.

Because "Land of Black Gold" was the first Adventure of Tintin I ever read it has a special place in my heart. It seems that all around the world cars (or lighters) using petrol are exploding. In a storyline eerily prescient of what would happen decades later with the rise of OPEC, the world is on the brink of an oil crisis. In the Middle East the evil Sheik Bab El Ehr tries to overthrow Sheik Ben Kalish Ezab, so Tintin heads to the Middle East to save the day. Throwing a monkey wrench into the proceedings, in addition to the omnipresent evil agents and hapless Thompson brothers, is Abdullah, son of Sheik ben Kalish Ezab, who pulls a constant string of practical jokes on everybody in sight (Historical Note: This is where the Thom(p)sons first develop their habit of becoming extremely hairy at inopportune moments).

I always think of Tintin as constituting "realistic absurdity," which reflects the way our hero plunges on despite the lunacy around him, which exists mainly in the characters rather than the situation. This delicate balance seems to be reflected even in Herge's artwork, where his "clear-line" style combines iconic characters with unusually realistic backgrounds, appeals to me.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Alex P. Watson on February 23, 2010
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As a longtime fan of the Tintin series, I've long been frustrated by my inability to find good copies in the States. I think the hard-bound, full-size editions of the Tintin books hold up the best to wear and tear by eager children, and present the images as they were meant to be seen.

This series therefore is a mixed blessing. It's easily available and hard-bound, yes, and having three volumes in one book is a convenience of sorts. But I don't like the reduction in size: the images are too tiny for young or old eyes, and the beautiful cover illustrations are reduced to the size of postage stamps on the cover.

In short: this is a decent stopgap, far better than the black and white multi-volume sets that were circulating some years back, but get the full-size hardbound editions if you can find them.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 27, 1999
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My brother and I are MAGOR Tintin fans, and have both read all the books. These three tales are my alltime faves. I like the part in the Land of Black Gold when Thompson with a P as in "psychology" falls asleep and drives the Jeep into the Arabien city! The moon adventures are just awesome. Great, exciting book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Neuronut on June 26, 2007
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Don't be fooled by the size of this little book. Other readers have stated how the pictures seem much to small in this more compact version of the comics we loved as children. These are just as visually stunning as the original size comics. Best of all, it is hardcover and will not get damaged (a problem I had with the originals) and they are compact enough to take on a car ride. My son is now as much of an addict as I was at his age. Happy reading!
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Very good story for children and aldult as well
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By John Bleau on September 8, 2006
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Volume 5: Land of Black Gold (1951), Destination Moon (1953), Explorers on the Moon (1954). This is the fifth instalment of my reviews of each of the seven volumes.

Land of Black Gold makes little use of Captain Haddock (it actually took form before The Crab With the Golden Claws) and is, subjectively of course, the weakest of all the Tintin adventures created after Tintin in America.

The third of the three double adventures, Destination Moon and Explorers on the Moon show an amazingly detailed lunar effort, 15 years before the real moon landing, using Syldavia vs. its communist-style rival Borduria (see King Ottokar's Sceptre) as the backdrop. We see a side of Calculus that we had not suspected, a great deal of slapstick from Haddock, highly convincing moonscapes, somewhat drab colours however, but an effective layout; the moonscapes are outstanding. Tintin's friendship with Haddock requires a little tough love. Great stories, and yet exceeded by the last two in the preceding volume and the three in Volume 6.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 22, 1998
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I first read this(these) book(S) when I was 8. I was in Belgium at the time and there TinTin books were HOT! Of course they were written in French, but that didn't stop me, I read them anyway, with the help of a English/French dictionary:) Allthough this book is in English, there is still something quite un-American about it, I think it adds to the charm. (Not that we Americans arn't charming!:) The TinTin series is great for kids and nostalgic for adults, a must have.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By K. Riess on December 8, 2009
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I'd say this edition is more than just 'awkward' as previously commented. I think it is an insult to Herge's work! In these editions, one can barely read the minuscule print,let alone appreciate the fabulous art work that accompanies the text. It's clearly all about saving and making money here.Pass on this edition.
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