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For all the Tintin fans out there: you might have read Tintin books countless times, but
here are something new worth a second look.
Published by Little, Brown and Company by the end of 2011 in anticipation of the Spielberg's movie, these new editions of The Adventures of Tintin are in a smaller, easy-to-hold format. Each book includes a special section titled The Real-Life Inspiration Behind Tintin's Adventures, which matches book materials with real places, people, events, etc. What contributes to the longevity of the series and fascinates generations of young readers is the variety of materials chosen from real events that happened since the early times of 20th Century. Before a James Bond or a Hercule Poirot there was a Tintin who hopped the world in solving mysteries and battling the villains. Each Tintin book is a marvelous mind voyage for readers to explore different countries and cultures before the advent of television and the Internet.
To prepare materials for his books, author Hergé and his team meticulously collect pictures and historical backgrounds to create the stories that are as close to reality as possible. Now it's your turn to go behind the scenes and discover the secret of these fabulous Belgian comics. You would be fascinated to know that Hergé sometimes drew himself and his friends in the comics. He even went to the extreme to create ingenious languages of the characters based on a particular Brussels dialect. You will find out which real country in the world Hergé used to create his imaginary places where Tintin's adventures unfolded. These bonus materials in this new edition will surely enhance and renew your joy of reading Tintin's Adventures.