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The Secret of the Unicorn: The Adventures of Tintin

By Blair Jackson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Exciting pirate-treasure search in classic Tintin series.

Book Herge Adventure 1943
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age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

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good book, mystery brings this book an adventure.

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Our review:
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The realistic artwork is magnificently detailed and the characters -- some funny, some ordinary, some menacing -- are vividly drawn, as well. The story is sophisticated and engaging. There is lots of broad comedy but also plenty of serious action. Reading The Secret of The Unicorn without its sequel, Red Rackham's Treasure, would be very frustrating, however. Warning: Tintin books can become addictive!

Book Details

  • Author: Herge
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Egmont Books
  • Publication date: January 14, 1943
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Last updated: March 1, 2017

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