Asterix Omnibus: Asterix and the Magic Carpet, Asterix and the Secret Weapon, Asterix and Obelix All at SeaPaperback Asterix Omnibus
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- Publisher: Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- Format: Paperback | 156 pages
- Dimensions: 216mm x 287mm x 13mm | 590g
- Publication date: 20 December 2011
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1444004255
- ISBN 13: 9781444004250
- Illustrations note: chiefly col. Illustrations
- Sales rank: 32,333
In this special collectors' edition, books 28 to 20 are brought together in one fabulous volume for the first time ever. In ASTERIX AND THE MAGIC CARPET,Cacofonix's awful singing vioce comes to the rescue of the lovely Princess Orinjade, who is going to be sacrificed. In ASTERIX AND THE SECRET WEAPON, Caesar has unleashed a troop of female legionaries, relying on the chivalrous Gauls not to fight them. But Asterix and co have a trick up their sleeve. As punishment for drinking Getafix's magic potions, Obelix reverts to childhood in ASTERIX AND OBELIX ALL AT SEA. So Asterix and friends set sail for Atlantis in search of a cure...There is no better way to enjoy the antics of our indomitable hero and his friends.
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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 34 Asterix albums.
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"