Asterix and the Magic Carpet

Paperback | March 21, 2002

byRenã© Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

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The wonderful village where Asterix and Obelix live has only one drawback: its bard is the worst musician in the ancient world. Whenever Cacofonix strikes up a tune, the sun hides behind the clouds and the rain begins to fall. But, then a fakir flies in on a magic carpet asking for help in ending a terrible drought in his kingdom. Otherwise, his daughter Orinjade will be sacrificed to the gods. Suddenly, Cacofonix''s talents come in mighty handy.

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The wonderful village where Asterix and Obelix live has only one drawback: its bard is the worst musician in the ancient world. Whenever Cacofonix strikes up a tune, the sun hides behind the clouds and the rain begins to fall. But, then a fakir flies in on a magic carpet asking for help in ending a terrible drought in his kingdom. Otherwise, his daughter Orinjade will be sacrificed to the gods. Su...

Albert Uderzo was born on April 25, 1927 in Fismes, France as Alberto Aleondro Uderzo. In 1940, when he was just 13, he worked for Paris Publishing Society where he learned the basics for his profession - designing text and letters and editing photos. During World War II he worked on a farm and later as a furniture maker with his father. His drawing skills were put aside until 1945 when he entered a comic strip compe...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 11.5 × 8.75 × 0.25 inPublished:March 21, 2002Publisher:Hachette Children'sLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0752847767

ISBN - 13:9780752847764

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cacofonix To The Rescue! This is one of the later Asterix adventures, and though not in the same league as the earlier ones, this still packs a punch. Cacofonix sings, it rains. Not very good. Though this time his singing, er... raining skills are in demand. And that too in India. Otherwise a princess will be sacrificed by an evil vizier (are there any other kind :). This is not the first adventure where Cacofonix saves the day - remember 'Mansion of the Gods'? Well worth a read. I def recommend it.
Date published: 2009-08-08