Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 11.5 × 8.75 × 0.5 in
Published: June 17, 2014
Publisher: Hachette Children's
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1444008366
ISBN - 13: 9781444008364
From the Publisher
In this special collector''s edition, books 19 to 21 are brought together in one fabulous volume.
In ASTERIX AND THE SOOTHSAYER, a sinister figure arrives in the Gaulish village. Prolix claims to be a soothsayer and the villagers believe every word he says, but Asterix isn''t convinced...
In ASTERIX IN CORSICA, the Corsican chieftain, Boneywasawarriorwayayix, needs Asterix and Obelix''s help to foil the evil designs of Praetor Perfidius and oppose Julius Caesar''s army.
In ASTERIX AND CAESAR''S GIFT, Legionary Tremensdelirius gets the title deeds to the Gaulish village as a bonus - then swaps them with tavern landlord Orthopaedix for a drink. But Asterix and his friends aren''t keen to hand over their village!
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