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    • ISBN:9781444008357
    • Publication date:11 Apr 2013
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Omnibus 7

Asterix the Soothsayer, Asterix in Corsica, Asterix and Caesar's Gift

By René Goscinny
Illustrated by Albert Uderzo

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A special collectors' edition of three Asterix stories - ASTERIX AND THE SOOTHSAYER, ASTERIX IN CORSICA and ASTERIX AND CAESAR'S GIFT - in one volume.

In this special collector's edition, books 19 to 21 are brought together in one fabulous volume.

In ASTERIX AND THE SOOTHSAYER, a sinister figure arrives in the Gaulish village. Prolix claims to be a soothsayer and the villagers believe every word he says, but Asterix isn't convinced...

In ASTERIX IN CORSICA, the Corsican chieftain, Boneywasawarriorwayayix, needs Asterix and Obelix's help to foil the evil designs of Praetor Perfidius and oppose Julius Caesar's army.

In ASTERIX AND CAESAR'S GIFT, Legionary Tremensdelirius gets the title deeds to the Gaulish village as a bonus - then swaps them with tavern landlord Orthopaedix for a drink. But Asterix and his friends aren't keen to hand over their village!

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.

Visit the official Asterix English language website at www.asterix.com

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  • ISBN: 9781444008364
  • Publication date: 17 Apr 2014
  • Page count: 156
  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
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This book explores the festival of Chinese New Year and the story behind it and features eight simple origami projects for your own festive fun! The book shows how people around the world celebrate Chinese New Year and what the Chinese calendar and the animals of the zodiac are. Attractively designed, its simple text and wonderful full-colour photos make this an essential book for children celebrating or learning about the festival. The origami activities are accessible to all and are explained with step-by-step illustrations. Your fantastic creations can be used as decorations for the festival, for presents, to impress your teacher for a Chinese New Year, or China, school project or simply to wow your friends!The book is part of the Origami Festivals series, which bring religious festivals to life through origami art. Each festival is examined in detail, from its history to its significance today and the manner in which people worldwide celebrate it. Origami craft activities engage the reader in each festival and add a fun art and design element to the series. An interactive craft series for children aged 9+.

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Classification and Evolution

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Omnibus 8

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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.

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Foals in the Field

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Animal Ark is the veterinary surgery run by Mandy Hope's parents. If there are animals to be protected or looked after, Mandy is always there to help.When twin foals are born on Drysdale Farm, Mandy and James help their owner, Nick Summers. Nick is so busy building up the farm's stables, he doesn't have time to care for the sick foals. And if he isn't careful, he'll have to sell the farm, too. What will happen to the foals? Can Mandy save the day?FOALS IN THE FIELD is one of the best-loved ANIMAL ARK stories. Have you read them all?

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Pony in the Porch

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Koalas in a Crisis

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Animal Ark is the veterinary surgery run by Mandy Hope's parents. If there are animals to be protected or looked after, Mandy is always there to help.Mandy longs to see her first koala and she's not disappointed when she visits the wildlife sanctuary. But her joy turns to dismay when she learns that the koalas and their babies are threatened. Can Mandy save the koalas from starvation?KOALAS IN A CRISIS is one of the best-loved ANIMAL ARK stories. Have you read them all?

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Bunnies in the Bathroom

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Hedgehogs in the Hall

Lucy Daniels
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Dolphin in the Deep

Lucy Daniels
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Animal Ark is the veterinary surgery run by Mandy Hope's parents. If there are animals to be protected or looked after, Mandy is always there to help.A trip to the States is a dream come true for Mandy! She loves playing with two tame dolphins, Bob and Bing. But when Bob dies, the lonely Bing pines for company. But will Mandy's daring plan to cheer him up work?DOLPHIN IN THE DEEP is one of the best-loved ANIMAL ARK stories. Have you read them all?

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Omnibus 6

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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Kittens in Chaos

Lucy Daniels
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Animals always come first for Mandy Hope, and at Animal Ark - her parents' busy vet surgery - Mandy is always making new friends.SIAMESE IN THE SUN: Mandy and James have gone to Jersey with Mandy's mum and dad to look after a local veterinary surgery. They spot a gorgeous Siamese cat ornament in the window of an antiques shop - but they soon discover that Sud Su Ming is a real cat! Mandy thinks she should be entered in the prestigious island cat show but how can she - and Ming - persuade her reluctant owner?CAT IN THE CANDLELIGHT: Welford is in the grip of a flood when, late one night, Mandy rescues a cat washed to Animal Ark in a barrel. Where can it have come from? Despite the weather, Mandy is determined to find a home for the little cat - and to arrange some seasonal celebrations that the village will never forget!

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Puppies in a Puzzle

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LABRADOR ON THE LAWN: Mandy and James are staying with her parents at a holiday cottage in the Lake District when they spot a mischievous Labrador on their lawn. James's dog Blackie is delighted to have found a friend, but with no identification or collar, how will the Hopes find her owner? And why does she seem so at home in the cottage?DALMATIAN IN THE DALES: On their way to investigate deer poachers operating nearby, Mandy and James discover a confused and footsore Dalmatian named Echo. Now it isn't just the deer that are in trouble. Can Mandy help Echo's owners to work out why their dog has suddenly started running away?

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Where's Dogmatix?

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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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.

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Omnibus 5

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Contributors:
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This special collectors' edition features books thirteen to fifteen in one fabulous volume.In ASTERIX AND THE CAULDRON, Asterix is guarding a cauldron of money when the cash disappears! He and Obelix try gladiatorial contests, theatrical performances, even bank robbery to regain the money.Chief Huevos y Bacon's son is taken hostage in ASTERIX IN SPAIN. Asterix and Obelix go to his rescue, but taking him home means tangling with the tourist industry, flamenco, and a wild aurochs in the bullring!In ASTERIX AND THE ROMAN AGENT, Caesar sends Agent Tortuous Convolvulus to make the Gauls suspect each other of teachery! Can Asterix and friends outwit the wily Convolvulus?There is no better way to enjoy the antics of our indomitable hero and his friends.

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Omnibus 4

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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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.