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Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield (#11)

Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield (#11)

Author: René Goscinny; Albert Uderzo (Illustrator)
Series: Asterix Ser.
$19.99(AUD)  inc GST
Available Stock: 1
Description

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?

Promotion info

Asterix is the highest-selling book series in the world. Worldwide sales now exceed 307,000,000, outstripping even J K Rowling. Asterix has been translated into over 100 languages and dialects. 11,000 web sites devoted to Asterix. Combined UK sales of the last 5 books - 2.2 million copies.

Reviews

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. THE TIMES"

Author description

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 33 Asterix albums. 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 33 Asterix albums.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780752866253
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Orion
  • : June 2004
  • : 287mm X 216mm X 5mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : René Goscinny; Albert Uderzo (Illustrator)
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : Albert Uderzo
  • : English
  • : 741.5
  • : 48
  • : Comic strip fiction / graphic novels
  • : 48 Colour Photo\Illu(s)