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Asterix and the Soothsayer : Asterix Series : Book 19 - Rene Goscinny

Asterix and the Soothsayer

Asterix Series : Book 19

By: Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo (Illustrator)

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2005
ISBN: 9780752866413
Number Of Pages: 48
For Ages: 7+ years old

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It was a dark and stormy night, and a sinister visitor has arrived in the little Gaulish village where Asterix lives. Prolix claims he's a soothsayer, and the townsfolk believe every word he says. Only Asterix knows better. How can he make all his friends see the truth?

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.

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.--TIME OUT
The Asterix books represent the very summit of our achievement as a literary race. In Asterix one finds all of human life. The fact that the books were written originally in French is no matter. I have read them all in many languages and, like all great literature, they are best in English. Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge, Asterix's translators since the very beginning, have made great books into eternal flames.--THE TIMES

ISBN: 9780752866413
ISBN-10: 0752866419
Series: Asterix
Audience: Children
For Ages: 7+ years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 1st February 2005
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.5 x 22.1  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1