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Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield
     

Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield

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by Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo, Goscinny
 

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When the hero Vercingetorix was defeated he threw his arms at Julius Caesar's feet. Years later, Caesar plans to hold a triumph with his enemy's shield - but where is it? Romans and Gauls race to track it down, and Chief Vitalstatistix, dieting on a health farm, has a surprise to spring. Will Caesar defeat the Gauls again, or will the truimph go to Asterix?

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When the hero Vercingetorix was defeated he threw his arms at Julius Caesar's feet. Years later, Caesar plans to hold a triumph with his enemy's shield - but where is it? Romans and Gauls race to track it down, and Chief Vitalstatistix, dieting on a health farm, has a surprise to spring. Will Caesar defeat the Gauls again, or will the truimph go to Asterix?

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752866246
Publisher:
Orion
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Asterix Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
745,936
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

Meet 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 35 Asterix albums.

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Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Asterix and Obelix are off on another adventure in ancient Gaul. This time, to help Chief Vitalstatistix regain his health after overindulging, they travel to Arvenia. A run in with a special envoy of Caesar sends them off to find the lost shield of Vercingetorix. Puns, magic potion and the bashing of Romans all contribute to another fine example of Goscinny and Uderzo's marvelous perspective of ancient history.