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Asterix the Gaul : Asterix Series : Book 1 - Rene Goscinny

Asterix the Gaul

Asterix Series : Book 1

Paperback Published: February 2006
ISBN: 9780752866055
Number Of Pages: 48
For Ages: 8+ years old

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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.

Industry Reviews

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 Mueller

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

I will be buying the entire series


It is very clever - the names of people are little puns.

Melbourne, Australia




loved reading asterix books as a kid at my school library,now HOOKED again years later as an adult!.... intend to collect every volume to add to my own home library!



Asterix still the almighty


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.

Brisbane, AU


Asterix the Gaul

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ISBN: 9780752866055
ISBN-10: 0752866052
Series: Asterix
Audience: Children
For Ages: 8+ years old
For Grades: 3+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: February 2006
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.6 x 21.3  x 0.3
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1