The Secret of the Unicorn


by Hergé (Author/Illustrator)

Book Cover for The Secret of the Unicorn

   Book 11   
Pages: 62

While looking around the Old Street Market, Tintin stumbles across a model ship and buys it as a gift for his friend, Captain Haddock. Little does he realize, the ship will prove to be the key to an exciting (and very dangerous) adventure.

The captain is overjoyed but astonished to receive Tintin’s gift. The ship appears to be a model of a vessel depicted in the background of a painting of the captain’s illustrious ancestor, Sir Francis Haddock. While looking through an old chest found in his attic, Captain Haddock chances upon the diary of his ancestor. It tells the story of Sir Francis’s run-in with a fearsome pirate, Red Rackham, and also describes a priceless treasure.

Strange events begin to unfold. Tintin’s flat is ransacked and a mysterious collector seems determined to buy the model ship. For Tintin and Captain Haddock - as well as a gang of crooks - the treasure hunt is well and truly on!

Adventures of Tintin Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: Adventures of Tintin
Reading level: 9+
Books in series: 24
Read in order? No
Next release: Finished
Website: us.tintin.com
Tags: graphic novel  classics  mystery  comedy & humour  adventure  culture 

 Print series book list

Books in series order

1.   Tintin in the Land of the Soviets  (1929)
2.   Tintin in the Congo  (1930)
3.   Tintin in America  (1932)
4.   Cigars of the Pharaoh  (1934)
5.   The Blue Lotus  (1935)
6.   The Broken Ear  (1937)
7.   The Black Island  (1937)
8.   King Ottokar's Sceptre  (1939)
9.   The Crab with the Golden Claws  (1941)
10.   The Shooting Star  (1942)
11.   The Secret of the Unicorn  (1943)
12.   Red Rackham's Treasure  (1945)
13.   The Seven Crystal Balls  (1948)
14.   Prisoners of the Sun  (1949)
15.   Land of Black Gold  (1950)
16.   Destination Moon  (1953)
17.   Explorers of the Moon  (1954)
18.   The Calculus Affair  (1956)
19.   The Red Sea Sharks  (1958)
20.   Tintin in Tibet  (1960)
21.   The Castafiore Emerald  (1963)
22.   Flight 714  (1968)
23.   Tintin and the Picaros  (1976)
24.   Tintin and Alph-Art  (1986)