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Asterix and the Magic Carpet  : Asterix Series : Book 28 - Rene Goscinny

Asterix and the Magic Carpet

Asterix Series : Book 28


Published: 15th May 1988
For Ages: 8+ years old
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RRP $19.99

The wonderful village where Asterix and Obelix live has only one drawback: its bard is the worst musician in the ancient world.

Whenever Cacofonix strikes up a tune, the sun hides behind the clouds and the rain begins to fall. But, then a fakir flies in on a magic carpet asking for help in ending a terrible drought in his kingdom.

Otherwise, his daughter Orinjade will be sacrificed to the gods. Suddenly, Cacofonix's talents come in mighty handy.

About the Authors

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 34 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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One of the best of the later instalments


from Noraville, NSW, Australia.

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Well Written


    Best Uses

    • Older Readers
    • Travel Reading
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Asterix and the Magic Carpet:

    Towards the end of the series the Asterix comics somewhat drop in quality though to its credit the series hasn't had a truly terrible instalment aside from the ho hum Class Act and the Falling Sky which was just a bad idea. However the Magic Carpet is an exception to the rule and on par with the excellent stories of the early and mid history of the series. Not to mention it takes our heroes to arguably the most exotic place they have ever been, India.

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    ISBN: 9780752847764
    ISBN-10: 0752847767
    Series: Asterix (Orion Paperback)
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 8+ years old
    For Grades: 3+
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 48
    Published: 15th May 1988
    Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
    Country of Publication: GB
    Volume Number: 28
    Dimensions (cm): 28.9 x 21.7  x 0.6
    Weight (kg): 0.24
    Edition Number: 1