The Adventures of Tintin ~ Red Rackham's Treasure {A Timberdoodle Review}

"The most revered graphic novel series in the homeschool community is the venerated Tintin series. Countless mothers have told us that their son's pivotal point in reading came when he was introduced to Tintin." ~ Timberdoodle

Well, we were anxious to put this to the test with  Red Rackham's Treasure!

 ". . . the tale of a search for the pirate's lost treasure from the sunken Unicorn ship. The professor wished for them to use one of his inventions, a shark-shaped, electrically-powered, one-man submarine, to look for the treasure. When Tintin turns down the offer, Professor Calculus stows both it and himself on board the team's ship. Although the professor is initially met with anger upon this discovery, the submarine is eventually used. Following the coordinates given in The Secret of the Unicorn, Tintin and his friends attempt to locate the elusive treasure."
I don't think I will be disappointed. My 6 year old was hooked. 

But, I made a mistake - I left the book on my desk and it disappeared. I asked my husband if he had seen it and he said a certain 11 year old was seen reading it. Dylan is a good reader, but I have yet to find a series that really catches his interest.  By the time I got a chance to ask him where it was, he had already finished the book, much to my delight!

What we loved:
  • the character biographies at the beginning of the book
  • the historical sketches, timelines and photos - "Wow this is REAL!" ~ Malachi
  • comic book format
    • colorful
    • interesting plot line
    • action packed
  • boyish fun
The Tintin series looks very promising. The series includes action, adventure and mystery - all things that are sure to please my boys.

Have you gotten the Timberdoodle 2011 Gift Guide yet? It is full of fun and educational gift ideas. You can be sure that Tintin and more detective fun is included. I've got my eye on The Detective's Handbook for the super sleuth in my life, a certain 11 year old boy. ;-)

Disclosure: As a member of Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team I received a free copy of Red Rackham's Treasure in exchange for a frank and unbiased review.