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    • ISBN:9780752866055
    • Publication date:21 Apr 2005
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Asterix The Gaul

Album 1

By René Goscinny
Illustrated by Albert Uderzo

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

The year is 50BC, and all Gaul is occupied. Only one small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. But how much longer can Asterix, Obelix and their friends resist the mighty Roman legions of Julius Caesar? Anything is possible, with a little cunning plus the druid Getafix's magic potions! Their effects can be truly hair-raising...

Biographical Notes

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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  • ISBN: 9780752866048
  • Publication date: 15 Apr 2004
  • Page count: 48
  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
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
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Grace The Glitter Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Contributors:
Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper

It's Queen Titania's and King Oberon's 1000th jubilee, and the seven Party Fairies are in charge of making the celebratory party extra-special! However, naughty Jack Frost has decided to sabotage the celebrations by hosting his own party, and in order to make his bigger and better than the kings and queen's he has sent his naughty goblins to steal each of the seven Party Fairies' magical party bags... if he succeeds the Fairyland celebrations will be ruined! Can Kirsty and Rachel help Grace the Glitter Fairy to rescue her party bag so that the king and queen's party can be full of magical sparkles and glitter?

Orion Children's Books

Omnibus 7

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Contributors:
René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Orion Children's Books

Omnibus 8

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Contributors:
René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Orion Children's Books

Omnibus 6

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Contributors:
René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

This special collectors' edition features books 16 to 18 in one fabulous volume.In ASTERIX IN SWITZERLAND, a poisoning means Asterix and Obelix must go to Helvetia for an antidote. Can they overcome cuckoo hourglasses, yodelling and holes in the cheese?A housing estate lies at the heart of Caesar's new plan to crush the Gauls in THE MANSIONS OF THE GODS. Will the villagers be tempted by the chance to make money when the Roman tenants move in?In ASTERIX AND THE LAUREL WREATH, Chief Vitalstatistix wants a stew seasoned with Caesar's laurel wreath. Asterix and Obelix must fetch the wreath, but will their plan end in disaster or their own Roman triumph?There is no better way to enjoy the antics of our indomitable hero and his friends.

Orion Children's Books

Omnibus 5

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Contributors:
René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Orion Children's Books

Omnibus 4

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Contributors:
René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Orion Children's Books

600 Stickers

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Contributors:
René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

Put together your favourite Asterix pictures, using these 600 stickers, and have fun with plenty of games and puzzles in a book that is full of surprises!

Orion Children's Books

Where's Dogmatix?

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Contributors:
René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

A fabulous sequel to WHERE'S ASTERIX? featuring the loveable Dogmatix and his friends in a variety of fun, action-packed scenes.Younger readers and fans of WHERE'S WALLY? will be absorbed for hours as they search for Dogmatix amidst the hustle and bustle.

Orchard Books

Louise The Lily Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Contributors:
Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Orion Children's Books

Omnibus 3

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Contributors:
René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

In this special collectors' edition, books seven to nine are brought together in one fabulous volume.In ASTERIX AND THE BIG FIGHT, Chief Cassius Ceramix has gone over to the Roman enemy. The fight for control of the village between Vitalstatistix and his rival is bound to be a knockout.Asterix and Obelix help one little ancient British village hold out against the Roman invaders in ASTERIX IN BRITAIN. Our heroes must face fog, rain, warm beer and boiled boar with mint sauce.In ASTERIX AND THE NORMANS, can Asterix and his friends teach the Normans the meaning of fear?There is no better way to enjoy the antics of our indomitable hero and his friends.

Orchard Books

Keira the Film Star Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Contributors:
Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper

A real Hollywood blockbuster is filming in Kirsty's village, and the girls have parts as extras! Everything goes like a dream, until Jack Frost's goblins steal Keira the Film Star Fairy's three magical items. Unless Kirsty and Rachel can get the Silver Script, the Magical Megaphone and the Enchanted Clapperboard back, work on a movie set will never go right again.

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Omnibus 11

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Contributors:
René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

In this special collectors' edition, three great Asterix albums are collected in one fabulous volume for the first time ever. In ASTERIX AND THE ACTRESS, Asterix and Obelix celebrate their joint birthday party - and some surprise guests have been invitied!ASTERIX AND THE CLASS ACT contains 14 stories, including tales of the day Asterix and Obelix were born (in the middle of a village fist fight).In ASTERIX AND THE FALLING SKY, the Gauls' one fear - that the sky may fall on their heads - looks like it might come true...There is no better way to enjoy the antics of our indomitable hero and his friends.

Orchard Books

Tia The Tulip Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Contributors:
Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper

The Petal Fairies have a very important job - together with their magic petals they help to make sure that flowers grow and bloom in the human world. But after Jack Frost sent his goblins to steal the magic petals in the hope they would help to grow flowers in his cold and dreary ice castle, the petals have ended up scattered in the human world. Rachel and Kirsty must help the Tia the Tulip Fairy, Pippa the Poppy Fairy, Louise the Lily Fairy, Charlotte the Sunflower Fairy, Olivia the Orchid Fairy, Danielle the Daisy Fairy and Ella the Rose Fairy to find their magic petals before the goblins get their hands on them. But this time Jack Frost has given the goblins a wand to help them - he's determined to get those petals before the fairies do, whatever it takes!Will the girls be able to find Tia's magic tulip petal first?

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Charlie the Sunflower Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Contributors:
Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper

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Willow The Wednesday Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Contributors:
Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper

Naughty Jack Frost has stolen the seven Fairyland Fun Day Flags, and the Fun Day fairies need Rachel and Kirsty's help to find them! In this book, Willow the Wednesday Fairy must find her flags before the goblins sabotage the Arts and Craft fair...

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Thea The Thursday Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Contributors:
Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
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Freya The Friday Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Contributors:
Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
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Sienna The Saturday Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Contributors:
Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper

Naughty Jack Frost has stolen the seven Fairyland Fun Day Flags! In this book, Sienna the Saturday Fairy needs Kirsty's and Rachel's help to track down her flag before the local fashion show is ruined by hordes of marauding goblins...

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Sarah The Sunday Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Contributors:
Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper

Naughty Jack Frost has stolen the seven Fairyland Fun Day Flags! Rachel and Kirsty have helped the fairies track down six of the flags, but now Sarah needs their help to find hers so that all days of the week are fun again.

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Cherry The Cake Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Contributors:
Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper