Asterix and the Class Act

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A superb collection of 14 short stories. Go back to the beginning when Asterix and Obelix were born--in the middle of a village fish fight. Find out how Dogmatix helps the village cockerel win a duel, and becomes a Roman mascot. Follow the bidding for the first Gaulish Olympics. Asterix's legion of fans will see him as they never have before.
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Overview

A superb collection of 14 short stories. Go back to the beginning when Asterix and Obelix were born--in the middle of a village fish fight. Find out how Dogmatix helps the village cockerel win a duel, and becomes a Roman mascot. Follow the bidding for the first Gaulish Olympics. Asterix's legion of fans will see him as they never have before.
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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780752866406
  • Publisher: Orion
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Pages: 56
  • Sales rank: 487,106
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 0.25 (d)

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2012

    check it out

    you will enjoy Asterix and Obelix and their magic potion. Give them a try!

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