The Castafiore Emerald, Paperback Book

The Castafiore Emerald Paperback

Part of the The Adventures of Tintin series

4 out of 5 (1 rating)


When Captain Haddock meets a gipsy palm reader, he dismisses a forewarning about a beautiful lady's stolen jewels.

But when the famous opera singer Bianca Castafiore suddenly descends on Marlinspike Hall, the gipsy's prediction seems to be all too real.

Can Tintin catch the emerald thief?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages, full colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Egmont UK Ltd
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  • Category: Adventure
  • ISBN: 9781405206327

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One of Hergé's better attempts at humour, even if still largely slapstick. A worthy, if necessarily superficial, swipe at racial/cultural stereotyping and prejudice. Digs also at the tabloid media and paparazzi. This one has a lot going on for a children's book, but the moralising is lightly done and this is still very much a funny, adventuresome comedy-of-errors.

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