René Goscinny - Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield - Hachette Children's Group

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    • ISBN:9780752866253
    • Publication date:21 Jul 2005
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Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield

Album 11

By René Goscinny
Illustrated by Albert Uderzo

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

When the hero Vercingetorix was defeated he threw his arms at Julius Caesar's feet. Years later, Caesar plans to hold a triumph with his enemy's shield - but where is it? Romans and Gauls race to track it down, and Chief Vitalstatistix, dieting on a health farm, has a surprise to spring. Will Caesar defeat the Gauls again, or will the truimph go to Asterix?

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: 9780752866246
  • Publication date: 22 Jul 2004
  • Page count: 48
  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books