René Goscinny - Asterix and the Soothsayer - Hachette Children's Group

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    • ISBN:9780752866420
    • Publication date:17 Nov 2005
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Asterix and the Soothsayer

Album 19

By René Goscinny
Illustrated by Albert Uderzo

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The 19th album chronicling the much-loved adventures of Asterix and friends.

One dark and stormy night, a sinister visitor arrives in the little Gaulish village. Prolix, who claims too be a soothsayer, prophesies that when the storm is over the weather will improve. And it does! Now the credulous villagers believe every word he says, but Asterix has his suspicions of the smooth-talking Prolix. Who is really right about the soothsayer?

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: 9780752866413
  • Publication date: 16 Dec 2004
  • Page count: 48
  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books