The Blue Lotus

The Blue Lotus

Graphic Novel - 2012
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The story tells of young Belgian reporter Tintin and his dog Snowy, who are invited to China in the midst of the 1931 Japanese invasion, where he reveals the machinations of Japanese spies and uncovers a drug-smuggling ring.
Publisher: London, U.K. : Egmont UK, 2012.
ISBN: 9781405208048
9781405216167
1405216160
9780749704650
0749704659
Branch Call Number: 741.5949 HER
Characteristics: 62 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 31 cm.

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MontMoroc
Aug 12, 2017

Belgian artist Herge wrote "The Blue Lotus" as an adventure for his cartoon hero, the young journalist Tintin, in the early 1930's. Of the many Tintin adventures, this one cuts the closest to historical events, capturing a moment in time in which China struggled with civil war, with the intrusive presence of Europeans, and with a Japanese military invasion. The context supports an intense story in which Tintin battles a drug-smuggling conspiracy with the help of a secret Chinese society.

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mammothhawk229e
Aug 11, 2017

Showed China in messy transition from Empire to weak Republic to warlordism & civil war.
Winced at stereotype by T&T police officers.
Good that Tintin couldn't save the day all the time.

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Kaitlinzia
May 30, 2015

This is a totally awesome book!!! Five Stars!!!

Although these titles may have somewhat questionable story lines and treatments of characters and nationalities (real or made up), arguably these stories are far more appropriate for young people and less violent than Marvel and DC productions.

flash2121 Jul 06, 2012

it a good book...

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zinniabrown
Mar 06, 2012

This is a great book with lots of action, adventure, and fun. If you like this in a book you should read THE BLUE LOTUS.

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20hallben
Nov 15, 2011

it`s weird

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