The Secret of the Unicorn, Paperback Book

The Secret of the Unicorn Paperback

Illustrated by Herge

Part of the The Adventures of Tintin series

4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Herge's classic comic book creation Tintin is one of the most iconic characters in children's books.

These highly collectible editions of the original 24 adventures will delight Tintin fans old and new.

Perfect for lovers of graphic novels, mysteries and historical adventures. The world's most famous travelling reporter learns the secret of the Unicorn. When Tintin stumbles across a model ship at the Old Street Market, he buys it as a gift for his friend Captain Haddock.

But this isn't just any old model ship . . . it's the Unicorn. Built by one of Haddock's ancestors it holds a clue to finding the treasure of a notorious pirate. The Adventures of Tintin are among the best books for readers aged 8 and up. Herge (Georges Remi) was born in Brussels in 1907.

Over the course of 54 years he completed over 20 titles in The Adventures of Tintin series, which is now considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, comics series of all time.

Have you collected all 24 graphic novel adventures?Tintin in the Land of the SovietsTintin in the CongoTintin in AmericaTintin: Cigars of the PharaohTintin: The Blue LotusTintin: The Broken EarTintin: The Black IslandTintin: King Ottakar's SceptreTintin: The Crab with the Golden ClawsTintin: The Shooting StarTintin: The Secret of the UnicornTintin: Red Rackham's TreasureTintin: The Seven Crystal BallsTintin: Prisoners of the SunTintin: Land of Black GoldTintin: Destination MoonTintin: Explorers of the MoonTintin: The Calculus AffairTintin: The Red Sea SharksTintin in TibetTintin: The Castafiore EmeraldTintin: Flight 714 to SydneyThe Adventures of Tintin and the PicarosTintin and Alph-Art


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Egmont UK Ltd
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  • ISBN: 9781405206228

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Many readers have fallen in love with Tintin, a young detective and his friends a white dog Snowy and Captain Haddock. All of the Tintin books are filled with adventure. Tintin is always eager to solve a case and his quick wit and clever ideas allow him to be successful in the end. This time he and his friends must solve the case of the missing model ship called the Unicorn. Captain Haddock tells Tintin a tale of his ancestor, Sir Francis Haddock, Captain of the King's Navy and Commander of the vessel the Unicorn. Unfortunately, Sir Francis' ship was attacked by pirates, Francis escaped and blew his own ship up. He then gave his three sons model ships of the Unicorn, each one containg a rolled up piece of parchment stuck inside the mast. The three pieces are clues to the sunken ship, which is now on the bottom of the ocean, loaded with treasures! Tintin had one of these ships in his pocession until it was stolen by the Bird brothers, who have the other two ships. I have read some of the other Tintin books in the series and this one did not disappoint me! This book would be good for ages 8-12.

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