Cover image for Explorers on the moon : Adventures of Tintin / Hergé [i.e. G. Remy] ; [translated by Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper and Michael Turner].
Title:
Explorers on the moon : Adventures of Tintin / Hergé [i.e. G. Remy] ; [translated by Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper and Michael Turner].
ISBN:
9780316358460
Edition:
1st American ed.
Publication Information:
Boston : Little, Brown, c1976.
Physical Description:
62 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
General Note:
Translation of On a marché sur la lune.

"An Atlantic Monthly Press book."
Abstract:
Tintin and his friends are involved in the first manned flight to the moon which proves perilous.
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Summary

Summary

The classic graphic novel. Picking up where Destination Moon left off, Professor Calculus and Tintin discover a secret agent has managed to sneak onboard the rocket with plans to hijack it and abandon everyone on the moon!


Author Notes

'Hergé' was born Georges Remi on 22 May, 1907 in Etterbeek, a suburb of Brussels, in Belgium.

After leaving school, he worked for the daily newspaper, Le XXe Siècle (The 20th Century). He was responsibe the for the section of the newspaper designed for children. Tintin, the main character in his works, was introduced on January 10, 1929 in a story entitled 'Tintin in the Land of the Soviets.' Each story ran as a comic strip in the newspaper and then was published as a book. Some of these books were adapted for the small screen including The Crab With The Golden Claws, Star of Mystery, Red Rakham's Treasure, Black Island, Objective Moon and The Calculus Affair. French TV produced longer versions of twenty of the books in 1992, which have been broadcast in over fifty countries.

On 3 March, 1983, he died in Brussels. At the time of his death, he was working on Tintin and the Alpha-Art, which was published in an unfinished form.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

It was bound to happen. Having journeyed everywhere from America to the Congo to Tibet, Tintin blasts into outer space. Together with his faithful pooch, Snowy, the spunky boy reporter has joined an expedition ``based at the Sprodj Atomic Center, high in the Zmyhlpathian Mountains, in the kingdom of Syldavia.'' Following a perfect lift-off, the myriad misadventures begin, as the ubiquitous ``certified detectives,'' Thomson and Thompson, are discovered on board--inadvertent stowaways who threaten to monopolize the ship's precious oxygen supply. All's well that lands well, however, as Tintin and his colleagues return safely. Except for two diverting spreads, the fairly pedestrian paper engineering adds little zip; the palette, too, seems somewhat attenuated for a tale of astronomical derring-do. Though the narrative is overlong for the pop-up book set, this disparity will probably not deter the intrepid voyager's many fans. Ages 4-8. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Horn Book Review

The Tintin series, begun in the 1930s, follows the adventures of Tintin, a reporter, and his dog, Snowy. This pop-up story is a new edition of a 1976 edition in which Tintin is the first explorer to set foot on the moon. Dreadfully dated in both concept and execution, the book has a stilted writing style and is overly dramatic. Readers will be misinformed by the descriptions of space flight. From HORN BOOK 1992, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.