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The Broken Ear by Herge
  

The Broken Ear

Part of the The Adventures of Tintin Series

RRP £6.99

Synopsis

The Broken Ear by Herge

The world's most famous travelling reporter must call on a feathered friend to track down a famous artifact . . . and solve a murder in the process. The Arumbaya fetish has been stolen! But with the help of a talking parrot, Tintin is soon on the hunt for the famous artefact, which can be distinguished by its broken ear. He must solve a murder and discover the true value of the fetish, and quick - because he is not the only one on the trail! 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 80 years after they first found their way into publication. Since then an estimated 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.

About the Author

Herge

Herge (Georges Remi) was born in Brussels on 22nd May 1907. His artistic pseudonym comes from his initials spelled backwards (R.G., as pronounced in French). Over the course of 54 years, he would complete 23 albums. Sadly, he died on 3rd March 1983, leaving his 24th album, Tintin and Alph-Art, unfinished.

The Adventures of Tintin is one of the most popular comics series in the world, with translations published in over 80 languages, and more than 230 million copies of the books sold worldwide. In its scope and innovation, Hergé’s work stands as one of the great achievements of comic art of the twentieth century.

Michael Turner and Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper began translating the Tintin albums into English in 1958, but they were more than mere translations. Michael and Leslie anglicised the albums for a British audience, and this included adapting the jokes and changing the names of many of the characters (for example, ‘Tournesol’ to ‘Professor Calculus’, and ‘Milou’ to ‘Snowy’).

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Book Info

Publication date

6th May 2013

Author

Herge

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Author's Website

www.tintin.com/index.html

Publisher

Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd

Format

Paperback
80 pages

Categories

Comic strip fiction / graphic novels (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781405266994

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