Asterix and Son: Album #27

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When someone leaves a little boy in a basket right outside Asterix's hut, it's two Gauls and a baby in the days of the Roman Empire! Though Asterix and Obelix have more experience in whopping legionnaires than in diapering infants, they do their best. Also new to child care is the sneaky Prefect of Gaul, Crismus Cactus, who's masquerading as a nursemaid. Why are the Romans trying to get the baby? And, what plot is the treacherous Brutus hatching against Caesar? Asterix must find out. Even though the Gaulish will ...
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Overview

When someone leaves a little boy in a basket right outside Asterix's hut, it's two Gauls and a baby in the days of the Roman Empire! Though Asterix and Obelix have more experience in whopping legionnaires than in diapering infants, they do their best. Also new to child care is the sneaky Prefect of Gaul, Crismus Cactus, who's masquerading as a nursemaid. Why are the Romans trying to get the baby? And, what plot is the treacherous Brutus hatching against Caesar? Asterix must find out. Even though the Gaulish will burn down before the truth comes to light, all ends well with Caesar promising to rebuild it.and give a grand banquet on board Cleopatra's galley! 8 1/2 X 11 1/4. all in color
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Editorial Reviews

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 Celt. A very short Celt. His buddy Obelix is a huge Celt (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, the two bachelor heroes adopt an abandoned baby who turns out to be the offspring of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra. Latin classes—and lovers of the absurd—should eat it up. 2001 (orig. 1983), Sterling,
— Kathleen Karr
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780752847146
  • Publisher: Orion
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 959,697
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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