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Asterix: Asterix The Gaul: Album 1

Asterix: Asterix The Gaul: Album 1

'The Return of Asterix, The World's First Superhero' is here relaunched, re-inked, re-coloured and re-designed, now published in the correct order for the first time.

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ISBN 9780752866055
Barcode 9780752866055
Published 1 June 2004 by Hachette Children's Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Goscinny, Rene
Illustrated by Uderzo, Albert
Series Asterix (part: 1)
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ISBN-13 9780752866055
ISBN-10 0752866052
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hachette Children's Books
Imprint Orion Children's Books
Publication Date 1 June 2004
International Publication Date 29 April 2004
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Goscinny, Rene
Illustrated by Uderzo, Albert
Series Asterix (part: 1)
Category Graphic / Comic Strip
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 217mm
Height: 291mm
Spine: 6mm
Weight 232g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
Library of Congress Comic books, strips, etc - France, Asterix (Fictitious character)
NBS Text Children's Comic Strip Fiction & Graphic Novels
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 741.5944
Catalogue Code 17099

Description of this Book

Gaul was divided into three parts. No, four parts - for one small village of indomitable Gauls still held out against the Roman invaders. BOOK 1 When Getafix is kidnapped by the Romans, Asterix penetrates their camp to rescue him with hair-raising results...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review As for the English adaptations of Asterix, they represent a real triumph of the translator's art. Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge have finessed every allusion and tweaked every joke, so that their cascading English verbal wit seems to come straight from the heart of the original books -- Boyd Tonkin THE INDEPENDENT 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...It is absurd that these wonderful books were ever out of print, and it's great to have them back -- Andrew Mueller TIME OUT If you're new to the indomitable Gauls, our favourite is Asterix in Britain, for its wry wit lampooning the Brits IRELAND ON SUNDAY There are plenty of Latin quips and snippets of Roman history, but enough low puns to make the stories as enjoyable as ever EVENING STANDARD
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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 33 Asterix albums. 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 33 Asterix albums.

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