Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 48 pages, 11.25 × 8.75 × 0.25 in
Published: May 20, 2004
Publisher: Hachette Children's
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0752866176
ISBN - 13: 9780752866178
About the Book
When the Romans persuade a Gaulish chief to challenge Vitalstatistix to single combat, no one worries much. But then a flying menhir hits Getafix and he no longer remembers how to make his magic potion. Can Asterix help restore Getafix's memory?
From the Publisher
A collaborator in ancient Gaul? Chief Cassius Ceramix has gone over to the Roman enemy. There''s something very fishy going on, as Legionary Infirmofpurpus discovers when he is sent to spy on the Gauls disguised as a crab apple tree. But is that just a red herring? And what about the two concussed druids brewing colourful potions? One way or another, the fight for control of the village between Vitalstatistix and his rival is bound to be a knockout.
About the Author
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.
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