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When Roman Centurion Crismus Bonus finds out about Getafix’s magic potion, he kidnaps the druid to force him to reveal the recipe. So Asterix joins his friend in captivity and together they two plan to whip up a surprise with truly hair-raising effects.
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.
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 - THE INDEPENDENT - Boyd Tonkin
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 - TIME OUT - Andrew MuellerIf you're new to the indomitable Gauls, our favourite is Asterix in Britain, for its wry wit lampooning the Brits - IRELAND ON SUNDAYThere are plenty of Latin quips and snippets of Roman history, but enough low puns to make the stories as enjoyable as ever - EVENING STANDARD
ISBN: 9780752866048 ISBN-10: 0752866044 Series: Asterix Audience:
For Ages: 7+ years old For Grades: 7 - 9 Format:
Number Of Pages: 48 Published: 15th April 2004 Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 29.4 x 22.2
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1