The Mansions Of The Gods

by Albert Uderzo, René Goscinny

Hachette Children's | October 28, 2004 | Trade Paperback

The Mansions Of The Gods is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
Why not infiltrate the little Gaulish village by building a modern housing estate? That''s the plan thought up by trendy Roman architect Squaronthehypotenus to help Caesar crush the indomitable Gauls. Will the villagers be tempted by the chance of making money when the first Roman tenants move in? And what about the Gauls'' secret weapon. Roll up to see the Roman remains!

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 48 pages, 11.5 × 8.5 × 0.25 in

Published: October 28, 2004

Publisher: Hachette Children's

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0752866397

ISBN - 13: 9780752866390

Found in: Entertainment
Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Comic Award I've been reading Asterix since I was a child, and I've never read a better comic. They're clever, silly and have great twists on words. I've picked up bits of history, Latin and enlarged my vocabulary without meaning to. These comics don't get old, even when read and reread. Now my kids and their friends read my Asterix collection and they're as absorbed as my friends and I were. The "Mansions of the Gods" is one of my top 3 picks, along with "Asterix and the Legionnary" and "Asterix and Cleopatra." Make sure to buy the Asterix written by Goscinny and illustrated by Uderzo. After Goscinny died, Uderzo continued both writing and illustrating these comics and they aren't as clever.
Date published: 2009-08-08

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The Mansions Of The Gods

by Albert Uderzo, René Goscinny

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 48 pages, 11.5 × 8.5 × 0.25 in

Published: October 28, 2004

Publisher: Hachette Children's

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0752866397

ISBN - 13: 9780752866390

About the Book

<div>They want to pave paradise and put up a housing development. That's why a multinational team of slave construction workers are clearing the forest just outside the Gaulish town. Will the Gauls be fast enough to stop them and prevent Roman upstarts from moving in?<br></div>

From the Publisher

Why not infiltrate the little Gaulish village by building a modern housing estate? That''s the plan thought up by trendy Roman architect Squaronthehypotenus to help Caesar crush the indomitable Gauls. Will the villagers be tempted by the chance of making money when the first Roman tenants move in? And what about the Gauls'' secret weapon. Roll up to see the Roman remains!

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.

Editorial Reviews

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

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12