Asterix and the Great Crossing by RENÉ GOSCINNYAsterix and the Great Crossing by RENÉ GOSCINNY

Asterix and the Great Crossing

byRENÉ GOSCINNY, Albert Uderzo

Paperback | December 16, 2004

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Out at sea fishing, Asterix and Obelix are blown off course in a storm. Luckily they land on the shores of a Roman colony - or is it? Teepees, totems, gobbling birds: it's not what they're used to. And what are the Viking explorers in their longship doing? But perhaps 50 BC is a little too early for a voyage of discovery to this strange New World...
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...
Title:Asterix and the Great CrossingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 11.25 × 8.5 × 0.22 inPublished:December 16, 2004Publisher:Hachette Children'sLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0752866486

ISBN - 13:9780752866482

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Probably the best Asterix ever written the Great Crossing is definitely my favorite episode, the image of Asterix as the Statue of Liberty is just amazing. If you've never read Asterix, this is maybe the episode to start with
Date published: 2009-08-08

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