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The Resource Asterix and the actress, written and illustrated by Albert Uderzo ; translated by Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge

Asterix and the actress, written and illustrated by Albert Uderzo ; translated by Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge

Label
Asterix and the actress
Title
Asterix and the actress
Statement of responsibility
written and illustrated by Albert Uderzo ; translated by Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"The latest Asterix book sees Asterix and Obelix celebrating their joint birthday party back in the Gaulish village - and some surprise guests have been invited! Meanwhile, Julius Caesar has to deal with his old enemy Pompey, who is looking for supporters among the legions stationed in Gaul. And just what part do two old friends play in the story - Tremensdelirius, from Asterix and Caesar's Gift, and the lovely Panacea, first encountered in Asterix and the Legionary? After many exciting adventures all is finally revealed..." -- BOOK JACKET
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Review
Gr. 4-7. Asterix, the hero of more than 30 comic stories set in 50 B.C. Gaul, is back here in his first new graphic novel adventure in five years. Uderzo’s customary wit, humane insights, and silly physical antics allow readers new to the series to join the fun as Asterix and the oversized Obelix celebrate their mutual birthday, get tricked by Pompey’s pretend Panacea, and rescue their fathers from a Roman prison. Translated from the French with a liberal combination of Latin puns and contemporary social riffs--including a reference to hitching a ride in an HGV (Heavy Gaulish Vehicle)--the story has cross-generational appeal. The illustrations are, as expected, ridiculous cartoons; this includes the one-panel representation of an African sailor, as well as the images of the heroes, their families, and the enemy Romans. In addition to being fun for middle-readers, this will be great for leading high-school students into discussion of history and literary devices. (Reviewed August 1, 2001) -- Francisca Goldsmith
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
377090
Cataloging source
NRTW
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Uderzo
Dewey number
741.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
8+ years
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 7
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1926-1977
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hockridge, Derek
  • Goscinny
  • Bell, Anthea
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
  • Premier's reading challenge 7-9
  • Premier's reading challenge 5-6
Series volume
0031
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Asterix (Fictitious character)
  • Obelix (Fictitious character : Uderzo)
  • Comic books, strips, etc., French
  • Comic books, strips, etc., English
  • Gauls
  • Gaul
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Asterix and the actress, written and illustrated by Albert Uderzo ; translated by Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge
Instantiates
Publication
Note
At the head of title: Goscinny and Uderzo present an Asterix adventure
Control code
000022705102
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
48 p.
Isbn
9780752846583
Other physical details
col. ill., 1 col. map
System control number
(OCoLC)47987190
Label
Asterix and the actress, written and illustrated by Albert Uderzo ; translated by Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge
Publication
Note
At the head of title: Goscinny and Uderzo present an Asterix adventure
Control code
000022705102
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
48 p.
Isbn
9780752846583
Other physical details
col. ill., 1 col. map
System control number
(OCoLC)47987190

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