THE RETURN OF ASTERIX, THE WORLD'S FIRST
SUPERHERO: The relaunch of the re-inked, re-coloured and re-designed
Asterix series, now published in the correct order for the first time.
Gaul was divided into three parts. No, four parts – for one small village of indomitable Gauls still held out against the Roman invaders.
When Getafix is kidnapped by the Romans, Asterix penetrates their camp to rescue him with hair-raising results…
About The Author
Rene Goscinny was born in Paris in 1926, and spent most of his childhood in Argentina, before eventually moving to Paris in 1951. He died in 1977. Albert Uderzo was born in 1927 in a small village in Marne, France. He met Rene Goscinny in 1951 and on 29 October 1959 their most famous creation, Asterix, made his first appearance on page 20 of PILOTE. ASTERIX THE GAUL their first album, was published in 1961 and there have now been 33 Asterix albums. Rene Goscinny was born in Paris in 1926, and spent most of his childhood in Argentina, before eventually moving to Paris in 1951. He died in 1977.
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Asterix books, the holy/unholy deliverer of historical happenings as they never were, give children and adults and unusual angle on what imagination might see Gauls, Romans, Goths and others seeing themselves. Not accurate, but funny.
As for the English adaptations of Asterix, they represent a real triumph of the translator's art. Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge have finessed every allusion and tweaked every joke, so that their cascading English verbal wit seems to come straight from the heart of the original books -- Boyd Tonkin THE INDEPENDENT A cartoon drawn with such supreme artistry, and a text layered with such glorious wordplay, satire and historical and political allusion that no reader should ever feel like they've outgrown it...It is absurd that these wonderful books were ever out of print, and it's great to have them back -- Andrew Mueller TIME OUT If you're new to the indomitable Gauls, our favourite is Asterix in Britain, for its wry wit lampooning the Brits IRELAND ON SUNDAY There are plenty of Latin quips and snippets of Roman history, but enough low puns to make the stories as enjoyable as ever EVENING STANDARD
Series: Asterix (Orion Paperback)
For Ages: 7+ years old
For Grades: 6 - 9
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: February 2006
Dimensions (cm): 28.7 x 21.8 x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.24