Asterix and Obelix All at Sea

Asterix and Obelix All at Sea

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by Albert Uderzo, Uderzo, Underzo
     
 

In ancient Rome, the slaves are rebelling--and they've even stolen Julius Caesar's own warship, the finest in the Roman navy. Under the heroic leadership of Spartakis, the former galley slaves make for the small town where Caesar's old enemies Asterix and Obelix live. When they arrive, though, the slaves find the town in crisis because Obelix has drunk a magic potion… See more details below

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In ancient Rome, the slaves are rebelling--and they've even stolen Julius Caesar's own warship, the finest in the Roman navy. Under the heroic leadership of Spartakis, the former galley slaves make for the small town where Caesar's old enemies Asterix and Obelix live. When they arrive, though, the slaves find the town in crisis because Obelix has drunk a magic potion that has turned him back into a child. Now everyone must sail to the wonderful continent of Atlantis to find a cure. But, the Romans are on the ocean blue, too...and the battles are about to come fast and furious.

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Children's Literature
The first album of Asterix comics appeared in 1961 and soon became a raging bestseller in France, topping even Tintin. Originally created by the team of R. Goscinny and Uderzo, it has been continued for the past several decades since Goscinny's death by his partner. Asterix is imbued with very French sensibilities and has taken its time catching on in the United States, but the recent reissue of several numbers should remedy this situation. Asterix, of course, is a Gaul. A very short Gaul. His buddy Obelix is a huge Gaul (transporting menhirs by sheer back-strength is his occupation, after all.) Together they continually harass the entire Roman Empire in the year 50 B.C. Their garbled Latin is only one of the amusements involved. In this particular number, Obelix turns first to stone, then reverts to childhood when he imbibes an overdose of magic potion. A galley full of escaping slaves (led by Spartakis, a ringer for Kirk Douglas¾to whom the issue is dedicated,) pitches in to recover the old Obelix. In the process, Atlantis is rediscovered, and Caesar loses a few more galleys. Despite the occasional use of racial stereotypes, Latin classes¾and lovers of the absurd-should eat it up. 2002 (orig. 1996), Sterling,
— Kathleen Karr

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340703601
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date:
11/01/1997
Series:
Asterix Series
Edition description:
PBK ED
Product dimensions:
8.49(w) x 11.39(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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