Asterix At the Olympic Games - Rene Goscinny (Paperback)

Album 12

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Description

The twelfth album chronicling the much-loved adventures of Asterix and friends.

Product Details

Barcode
9780752866277
Department
Books
Released
22 Jul 2004
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Authors
Rene Goscinny
Albert Uderzo (Illustrator)
Anthea Bell (Translator)
Derek Hockridge (Translator)
Albert Uderzo
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Sterling Pub Co Inc
Edition
Revised
Series
Asterix
Language
English
Number of Pages
48
Dimensions
279 x 216 x 6mm (227g)

Annotation

When Gluteus Maximus is chosen to represent Rome in the Olympic Games, the Guals respond by sending Obelix, unawares that the potion that affected him as a child is a banned substance.

Summary

  • 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?
  • The athletes of the ancient world assemble in Athens for the Olympic Games. Asterix and the Gauls enter too, but they're due for a setback. As an artificial stimulant, magic potion is banned. Can our friends win at the Games without it? And what's the special ingredient of the other potion, the one in the cauldron in the shed with the door that doesn't close properly?

Picture Fiction

General Subject
Juvenile Grades 7-9 Ages 12-14
BISAC Subject 1
Juvenile Fiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
BISAC Subject 2
Juvenile Fiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
BISAC Subject 3
Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories
BISAC Subject 4
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Historical Fiction
BISAC Subject 5
Juvenile Fiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
BIC Classification 1
Comic strip fiction / graphic novels (Children's / Teenage)
Library Subject 1
Children's stories - lcsh
Library Subject 2
Graphic novels - lcsh
Library Subject 3
Obelix (Fictitious character : Uderzo) - Comic books, strips, etc. - Juvenile fiction
Academic Subject 1
Teen's Graphic Works / Historical
Dewey Classification
741.5/944

Author 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 35 Asterix albums.

Review Quotes

A brilliant satire * The Times *