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Asterix at the Olympic Games by Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
  

Asterix at the Olympic Games

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Follow usual suspects Asterix and Obelix in another hilarious rampant adventure of Gaulish high jinks. This time they take on Greeks, Romans, and Spartans alike in Athens on the epic stage of the Olympic Games. Surely they cannot lose? However, with magic potion banned as an artificial stimulant can Asterix still win at the Games? This classic tale from Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo provides a humorous and yet often-informative insight into the practices, architecture and ancient traditions associated with the games. Not just for jokes, although of course there’s always plenty of them.

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Asterix at the Olympic Games by Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

Gaul was divided into three parts. No, four parts - for one small village of indomitable Gauls still held out against the Roman invaders. BOOK 12 The famous Olympic Games are to be held in Athens - and Asterix, Obelix and their friends enter. The competition will be formidable but our heroes are determined they will find a way to win.

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A brilliant satire * The Times *


About the Author

Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

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 34 Asterix albums.

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Book Info

Publication date

22nd July 2004

Author

Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

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www.asterix.tm.fr/english/

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
48 pages

Categories

Comic strip fiction / graphic novels (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9780752866277

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