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    • ISBN:9780752866086
    • Publication date:15 Apr 2004
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Asterix and the Banquet

Album 5

By René Goscinny
Illustrated by Albert Uderzo

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The fifth album chronicling the adventures of Asterix and friends - now available in ebook format for the first time in English!

Gaul, now France, has always been famous for its food and drink - so when, for a bet with the Romans, Asterix and Obelix travel round collecting local delicacies they start on the journey home with all sorts of goodies. First, however, they must outwit the thieves Villanus and Unscrupulus. And who's that little dog who has been following them all the way?

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: 9781444013122
  • Publication date: 06 Feb 2014
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  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
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