Asterix and the Falling Sky

by Albert Uderzo, René Goscinny

ORION PUBLISHING GROUP | September 21, 2006 | Trade Paperback |

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Asterix, the comic hero from the Roman era and the first international superhero, continues to conquer the world. With hundreds of millions of copies sold in 107 languages and dialects, not to mention 11,000 websites devoted to the character, these engagingly witty and record-breaking books have become the highest-selling series ever--"surpassing even Harry Potter!" And the phenomenon shows no sign of abating; in fact, it''s spreading to other media, such as video games, CDs, and movies.
And fans of these hysterical historical tales will love this first new album in four years--now out in paper! It''s a lively tale that features a falling sky, an incredible space race, and some surprising characters.
Whatever adventure Asterix embarks on, it''s sure to be a blockbuster.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 48 Pages, 8.27 × 11.02 × 0 in

Published: September 21, 2006

Publisher: ORION PUBLISHING GROUP

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0752875485

ISBN - 13: 9780752875484

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Asterix and the Falling Sky

by Albert Uderzo, René Goscinny

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 48 Pages, 8.27 × 11.02 × 0 in

Published: September 21, 2006

Publisher: ORION PUBLISHING GROUP

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0752875485

ISBN - 13: 9780752875484

From the Publisher

Asterix, the comic hero from the Roman era and the first international superhero, continues to conquer the world. With hundreds of millions of copies sold in 107 languages and dialects, not to mention 11,000 websites devoted to the character, these engagingly witty and record-breaking books have become the highest-selling series ever--"surpassing even Harry Potter!" And the phenomenon shows no sign of abating; in fact, it''s spreading to other media, such as video games, CDs, and movies.
And fans of these hysterical historical tales will love this first new album in four years--now out in paper! It''s a lively tale that features a falling sky, an incredible space race, and some surprising characters.
Whatever adventure Asterix embarks on, it''s sure to be a blockbuster.

About the Author

Anthea Bell was born in Suffolk, was educated at Somerville College, Oxford, and has worked as a translator for a number of years, primarily from German and French. Her translations include works of non-fiction, literary and popular fiction, and books for young people including classic German works by the Brothers Grimm, Clemens Brentano, Wilhelm Hauff and Christian Morgenstern. Bell has also served on the committee of the Translators` Association and the jury panel of the Schlegel-Tieck German translation prize in Great Britain. She has been the recipient of a number of translation prizes and awards, among them the 1987 Schlegel-Tieck Award for Hans Berman¿s The Stone and the Flute (Viking) and the first Marsh Award for Children¿s Literature in Translation for Christine Nöstlinger¿s A Dog¿s Life (Andersen Press). Bell was selected by a five-member jury as the recipient of the 2002 Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator¿s Prize for her exceptional translation of W.G. Sebald¿s novel Austerlitz, published Random House.

Editorial Reviews

"Wit, humane insights, and physical antics allow readers to join the fun....[Asterix] has cross-generational appeal."--"Booklist"

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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