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Chief Vitalstatistix has rashly bet his brother-in-law, the infuriating show-off Homeopathix, that he can get hold of Caesar's laurel wreath to season a stew. Of course, now it's up to Asterix and Obelix to go to Rome, find the wreath, and bring it back for the promised dinner. Can they save Vitalstatistix's honor?
|Product dimensions:||8.75(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.25(d)|
|Age Range:||11 - 14 Years|
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
"Asterix and the Laurel Wreath" isn't as pun-oriented as the typical Asterix outing, but the plot itself is very funny. Chief Vitalstatistix and his wife, accompanied by retainers Asterix and Obelix, are visiting the Lutetian home of Impedimenta's brother, Homeopathix. Vitalstatistix hates his braggart brother-in-law, and after too many cups of wine at dinner he invites Homeopathix to his village for a meal of stew seasoned with Caesar's laurel wreath! This means, of course, that Asterix and Obelix are off to get a hold of the wreath, somehow. What follows is a delightful series of episodes as Asterix gets Obelix and himself sold into slavery in Rome, in order to get into Caesar's palace. Yet, it seems that, whatever they do, they can't get anywhere near Caesar and his laurel wreath. The crazy characters they meet add to the delight of this very amusing story, a story told very economically. Even though it's a bit different from the rest, I think "Asterix and the Laurel Wreath" is one of the best of the series. It's just a lot of fun!
This will be the first Asterix book to be in my Asterix series.