Seventh-grader Dmitriy from Portland, OR recommends. . .
The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé
I think that the Tintin Series is just an amazing thing to read. Tintin is a journalist who travels all over the world having adventures. I love those stories because they are funny and sometimes scary. One example is when Tintin and his little dog Snowy were about to be burned in the book Prisoners of the Sun.
If you are a funny kid, or you like to laugh at funny things then you would like the Tintin Series. One example of the books being funny is when a taxi driver drove Tintin and Captain (Tintin’s friend), through a town. The driver was driving the cab so crazy that everything was just flying around. People were diving to get out of the way of the car, market tents were being torn, and the stuff being sold was getting knocked all over the city! Some people were even lying under cars to get out of the way. It’s a comic book series so there are a lot of picture to look at that help tell the story.
If these kinds of adventures sound interesting to you, then you should definitely read the Tintin series.
This is a classic series, arguably the first popular collection of graphic novels. Hergé, one of the most famous Belgians in the world, was a comics writer and artist. He was a prolific author, yet it is the Tintin series which was internationally successful. The first Tintin books were published in Belgium in 1934-1935. The 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. Hergé wrote and illustrated for The Adventures of Tintin until his death in 1983.