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Omnibus 1

Asterix the Gaul, Asterix and the Golden Sickle, Asterix and the Goths

By René Goscinny
Illustrated by Albert Uderzo

  • Paperback
  • £14.99

A special collectors' edition of three hilarious Asterix stories - ASTERIX THE GAUL, ASTERIX AND THE GOLDEN SICKLE and ASTERIX AND THE GOTHS - in one action-packed volume.

Multi-million-selling Asterix is much loved across the world, and there is no better way to enjoy the antics of our indomitable hero and his friends than in this great value gift edition omnibus of the first three stories. Collect all of the Asterix omnibuses to build the fabulous artwork across their spines!

In ASTERIX THE GAUL, we join Asterix, Obelix and co. as they try to defend one small village in Gaul from the mighty legionaries of Rome who surround them.

Disaster strikes the Gaulish village in ASTERIX AND THE GOLDEN SICKLE, as Getafix the druid breaks his golden sickle - which means no more magic potion...

In ASTERIX AND THE GOTHS, Getafix is kidnapped by the Goths, so Asterix and Obelix have to ride to the rescue and save the day!

A perfect gift for both keen Asterix fans and those who have yet to join his hilarious adventures.

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.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781444004236
  • Publication date: 07 Jul 2011
  • Page count: 152
  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
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. — Andrew Mueller, TIME OUT
The Asterix books represent the very summit of our achievement as a literary race. In Asterix one finds all of human life. The fact that the books were written originally in French is no matter. I have read them all in many languages and, like all great literature, they are best in English. Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge, Asterix's translators since the very beginning, have made great books into eternal flames. — Giles Coren, THE TIMES
Franklin Watts

British Insects and other Minibeasts

Clare Collinson
Authors:
Clare Collinson
Franklin Watts

British Birds

Clare Collinson
Authors:
Clare Collinson

From familiar garden songbirds to powerful birds of prey, there are a whole host of fascinating birds to discover in Britain. Learn all about the remarkable range of British birds inside this book. Find out where to look for different species, how to identify them, when to spot them and much more.The book is part of the 'Nature in your neighbourhood' series - discover the plants and animals that live all around you!

Orion Children's Books

Escape

Linwood Barclay
Authors:
Linwood Barclay
Wren & Rook

Wonders of the World's Museums

Molly Oldfield, Harriet Taylor Seed, Peter Malone
Contributors:
Molly Oldfield, Harriet Taylor Seed, Peter Malone
Wayland

London

Simon Holland
Authors:
Simon Holland

London is a modern, stylish and ever-changing city and this book takes you on a tour with a vibrant, bold and new approach to information that matches the capital perfectly. Using infographics to bring nuggets of information to life through images and graphics, readers can enjoy hundreds of fascinating facts in a beautiful travel guide that's easy to read and ideal for children. Whether you're visiting, curious from afar or live in London, you can tour its boroughs, ride the transport, look back at London's disease-ridden history, meet the famous residents - past and present - and much more. Find out which tuve station has the most escalators, where has a Roman bikini on display and how many executions happened at the Tower of London, all within this one packed book. This is non-fiction for the modern generation. With a map of the city and pages filled with vivid colours, graphic visuals and bold designs, this guide brings London's facts, history and events to life like never before.

Orion Children's Books

Omnibus 8

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

In this special collectors' edition, books 22 to 24 are brought together in one fabulous volume.In ASTERIX AND THE GREAT CROSSING, a storm blows Asterix and Obelix off course. Luckily they land on the shores of a Roman colony - or is it? Teepees, totems, gobbling birds: it's not what they're used to. Julius Caesar sends Caius Preposterus, graduate of the Latin School of Economics, to corrupt the indomitable Gauls in OBELIX AND CO. Obelix's menhir trade is soon thriving - but does wealth bring happiness?In ASTERIX IN BELGIUM, the Gauls compete with the Belgian tribes to determine who is the bravest. But if the two groups unite, will Caesar meet his Waterloo?There is no better way to enjoy the antics of our indomitable hero and his friends.

Orchard Books

Puppy Fun

Rosie Banks
Authors:
Rosie Banks
Orchard Books

Glitter Bird

Rosie Banks
Authors:
Rosie Banks
Orchard Books

Rainbow Lion

Rosie Banks
Authors:
Rosie Banks
Wayland

Ancient Greeks

Bob Fowke
Authors:
Bob Fowke

Did you know that Greek athletes used to win olive oil as prizes? From heroes to philosophers, the Ancient Greeks have had a gigantic influence on life as we know it! Any old history book will give you the boring facts THEY think you should know, but only this one will dish the real dirt on those Ancient Greek culture vultures.They may have lived more than two thousand years ago but this ancient civilisation's legacy goes on in our politics, the Olympic Games, in our alphabet, architecture, science and philosophy. Find out everything you need to know about, plus the answer to some unexpected questions...?Why did Alexander the Great think beards were dangerous in battle?Which Greek writer died when an eagle dropped a tortoise on his head?

Orchard Books

Jewel Cavern

Rosie Banks
Authors:
Rosie Banks
Orion Children's Books

Omnibus 6

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

Omnibus 7

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Contributors:
René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Franklin Watts

Mo Farah

Roy Apps, Chris King
Contributors:
Roy Apps, Chris King

Mo Farah is the UK's most successful distance runner - and double gold-medalist at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Read his story, from his childhood in Somalia up to when he crossed the finish line at London 2012.It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition. Suitable for readers aged 7+, this title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.

Orchard Books

Sugarsweet Bakery

Rosie Banks
Authors:
Rosie Banks

Ellie, Summer and Jasmine are so excited to visit Sugarsweet Bakery to watch the annual baking contest. But soon evil Queen Malice and her horrible Storm Sprites arrive to spoil the fun. Can the girls find a way to save the competition and get the silverspun sugar they need to help cure King Merry?

Franklin Watts

Killer Animals

Tracey Turner
Authors:
Tracey Turner

Have you ever:Wrestled a crocodile?Dived with great white sharks?Had a tarantula walk on your hand?If you answered NO to all of the above then this is the book for you!Are you a scaredy cat? Perfect! Feel frightened of animals? Woohoo! Inside you can read about loads of crazy stuff and how to survive - or avoid it.Love you inner wimp!Inside:Deadly Land Predators - Polar Bears, Lions, Tigers, Snakes, HippopotamusesUnder Water Killers - Sharks, Box Jellyfish, CrocodilesTiny Assassins - Mosquitos, Spiders, ScorpionsThis title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. We believe this title will be of interest to readers aged 7+ and to older readers who struggle with reading.EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

Hodder Children's Books

The Obsidian Mirror

Catherine Fisher
Authors:
Catherine Fisher

Jake's father disappears while working on mysterious experiments with the obsessive, reclusive Oberon Venn. Jake is convinced Venn has murdered him. But the truth he finds at the snow-bound Wintercombe Abbey is far stranger ... The experiments concerned a black mirror, which is a portal to both the past and the future. Venn is not alone in wanting to use its powers. Strangers begin gathering in and around Venn's estate: Sarah - a runaway, who appears out of nowhere and is clearly not what she says, Maskelyne - who claims the mirror was stolen from him in some past century. There are others, a product of the mirror's power to twist time. And a tribe of elemental beings surround this isolated estate, fey, cold, untrustworthy, and filled with hate for humans. But of them all, Jake is hell-bent on using the mirror to get to the truth. Whatever the cost, he must learn what really happened to his father.

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.

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

In this special collectors' edition, books ten to twelve are brought together in one fabulous volume. In ASTERIX THE LEGIONARY, Obelix is in love - but the lovely Panacea is engaged to Tragicomix, a conscript in the Roman army. Asterix and Obelix must join up to resue him.In ASTERIX AND THE CHIEFTAIN'S SHIELD, Caesar plans to hold a triumph using the shield of his defeated enemy, Vercingetorix, but the shielf is missing! Romans and Gauls race to track it down.The athletes of the ancient world assemble in ASTERIX AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES. Asterix and the Gauls enter the games, but magic potion is banned! Can our friends win without it?There is no better way to enjoy the antics of our indomitable hero and his friends.