- Age Range: 10 - 13 years
- Grade Level: 3 and up
- Series: The Adventures of Tintin: Original Classic
- Paperback: 62 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (June 30, 1974)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316358347
- ISBN-13: 978-0316358347
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.2 x 11.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 52 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,042 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Red Rackham's Treasure (The Adventures of Tintin) Paperback – June 30, 1974
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Concluding the story begun in The Secret of the Unicorn, Red Rackham's Treasure follows Tintin and friends as they search for the pirate booty procured by Captain Haddock's ancestor, Sir Francis Haddock, in the West Indies. They receive some unexpected help in the form of a hard-of-hearing inventor named Professor Calculus, who would go on to become one of the most endearing characters of the series. (Herge admitted that the character was one "whom I never suspected would take on such importance.") It's a lot of fun, with some submarine and diving adventures, humor from the Thompsons, and an unexpected (but satisfying) ending. --David Horiuchi
The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn: Synopsis
The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn is the first in the series of 3D motion capture films based on the iconic character created by Georges Remi, better known to the world by his pen name, Herge, and is due for release in 2011. The film stars Jamie Bell as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig as the nefarious Red Rackham. Bell and Craig are joined by an international cast that includes Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook.
The Adventures of Tintin (also known as The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn in the United Kingdom) is a 2011 American performance capture 3D film based on The Adventures of Tintin, a series of comic books created by Belgian artist Hergé (Georges Remi). Directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by Peter Jackson, and written by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish, the film is based on three of the original comic books: The Crab with the Golden Claws (1941), The Secret of the Unicorn (1943), and Red Rackham's Treasure (1944). Spielberg first acquired rights to produce a film based upon the Adventures of Tintin series following Hergé's death in 1983, and re-optioned them in 2002. Filming was due to begin in October 2008 for a 2010 release, but release was delayed to 2011 after Universal opted out of producing the film with Paramount, who provided $30 million on pre-production. Sony chose to co-produce the films. The delay resulted in Thomas Sangster, who had been cast as Tintin, departing from the project. Producer Peter Jackson, whose company Weta Digital is providing the computer animation, intends to direct a sequel. Spielberg and Jackson also hope to co-direct a third film. --Wikipedia --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This book is unusually large, close to *Twice* the size of the original standard(large) sized editions. Beautifully bound, and very sturdy book. The pages inside are crispy matt-textured, bringing out the colors and ink drawings vividly. The print is sharp, and appears original size.(I expected it to be some what magnified, but perhaps this was the size the drawings were made originally by the artists[yes there were more than Herge..notabale among them being Edward Jacobs who did those splendid renderings of ships, planes and other realistic props] and shrunk for print in the earlier editions).
The story of course is one of the best, and a favorite of many, including me. The thrilling drama, with colorful events, the long sea voyage, and eventual climax of the treasure are the hallmark of Herge, the master story teller. The reason why close to quarter billion copies of his works have been sold since first published.
My personal opinion of this edition is, it is perhaps similar to several curious artifacts that appear in the adventure series itself.. like the model sailboat, Arumbaya statue, the hull of the Unicorn and so on. A great book to have, hold and feel (and perhaps take a deep breath, draw in the fresh smell and its Ok if you plant a kiss too). As far as this being a book to be read, it is surprisingly very comfortable to hold and read, in spite of the size!. The large font size is so easy on the eyes, and so are the gorgeous drawings..coming to life in life size!
If you have grown on Tintin, then there is no choice but to buy this. I *had* to do it, in spite of an embargo on adding to my unmanageable collection of books. And what a jewel in the crown this is!
Like the "Secret of the Unicorn," "Treasure" is packed with fun and adventure for readers of all ages. In fact, I think I enjoyed it even more than the first book of the pair, partly because the Thom(p)son twins, who don their sailor suits and pompon hats to 'help' Tintin, thus contribute to the general chaos, and partly because the addition of Calculus, swinging his pendulum, adds a divinely inspired element of the ridiculous to the proceedings. Perhaps because Hergé carries his running jokes and word-plays even farther, they seemed even more laugh-out-loud funny than those of the first book.
Since the book was written in the 'forties, some of the jokes will be appreciated only by film historians and persons of a certain vintage, but it is nevertheless nice to see them. A couple worth mentioning are written on posters on a kiosk, one of which advertises the GREAT [in every sense of the word] Orson Welles (repeating his name three times), who stars in a film entitled "ME"; and another which advertises the Opera "Boris Gudinov" starring Rino Tossi (Italian for 'nose coughs'); these translations likely reflect the original French. And, in the event that these jokes are too esoteric for the younger generation, Captain Haddock, not looking where he's going, runs smack into the kiosk, which advises him to read the Daily Reporter for 'News which Hits you!' Part of the fun of the humour is that it can be appreciated on many levels. My only complaint is that the new editions are missing the delightful 'portrait gallery' that used to adorn the inner covers of the old paperbacks, but, I suppose that the lack is to be expected in this age of austerity.
As I mentioned in my review of Unicorn, I bought these books so that my grandson could enjoy the fun of Tintin with the original drawings. Of course, I hijacked them and read them before I wrapped them up. I was happy to discover that I found them just as delightful as I did back--well,not quite--when the earth was cooling!
I'm encouraging the publisher to release all of Tintin books in this stellar edition, especially the double-adventure titles such as 'The Seven Crystal Balls / Prisoners Of The Sun' and 'Destination Moon / Explorers On The Moon'. The detailed drawings in 'Destination Moon' especially would be breathtaking in the giant edition.
Again, I'm really, really impressed with this giant edition, especially the thick quality of the matte paper.