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Asterix the Gaul
     

Asterix the Gaul

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by Rene Goscinny
 

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When Roman Centurion Crismus Bonus finds out about Getafix’s magic potion, he kidnaps the druid to force him to reveal the recipe. So Asterix joins his friend in captivity and together they two plan to whip up a surprise with truly hair-raising effects.

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When Roman Centurion Crismus Bonus finds out about Getafix’s magic potion, he kidnaps the druid to force him to reveal the recipe. So Asterix joins his friend in captivity and together they two plan to whip up a surprise with truly hair-raising effects.

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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:
9780752866048
Publisher:
Orion
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
Asterix Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
262,956
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 11.75(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 the Gaul 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a British translation of the popular French comic books. It will remind American readers of both the early 'Mad'magazine and of 'Rocky & Bullwinkle'. The kids will laugh at the comic antics of the characters and adults will enjoy the puns,satire & literary references. It gives one a fun and wry insight into European humor. I love the whole series.