Asterix at the Olympic Games

Asterix at the Olympic Games

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by Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
     
 

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Asterix, Obelix, and their friends have entered the famous Olympic games in Athens. They’re determined to taste victory, but the Gauls face formidable competition from both Greeks and Romans. Will it be a Gold Medal for Asterix? Or will he suffer the agony of defeat?

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Asterix, Obelix, and their friends have entered the famous Olympic games in Athens. They’re determined to taste victory, but the Gauls face formidable competition from both Greeks and Romans. Will it be a Gold Medal for Asterix? Or will he suffer the agony of defeat?

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From the Publisher
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

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752866260
Publisher:
Orion
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Series:
Asterix Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
833,491
Product dimensions:
8.82(w) x 11.62(h) x 0.32(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 at the Olympic Games 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read Asterix when I was really young and now after almost 20 years I read them again - I still have the same passion and interest that I had the first time. I especially like the way the names of the characters allign with the various characters themselves - like Asterix - the star of the comic etc. Humorous, interesting and well illustrated - a good read for all age groups.