Asterix and Obelix’s Birthday: The Golden Book


Asterix and Obelix’s Birthday: The Golden Book [Hardcover]
Albert Uderzo (Author), Rene Goscinny (Author)

Book Description
The 34th album chronicling the much-loved adventures of Asterix and friends.

About the Author
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 34 Asterix albums.

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.

Some people are so difficult to please! 21 Nov 2009
By Dr. George L. Sik
Ignore the carping: this is great fun. I agree that if you have never read an Asterix book before, this may not be the one to start on, but to the dedicated fan there is lots to enjoy here. Old characters reappear, scenes from old adventures bring back warm memories and the new stuff is a hoot. I particularly liked a section speculating on what would happen if everyone really did age fifty years instead of keeping their youthful looks and another with Cacofonix hosting an Andrew Lloyd-Webber-style reality show for aspiring bards.

Of course it’s slightly self-indulgent but if you can’t be self-indulgent on your birthday…

When material is cosily familiar, it’s invigorating to do new things with it and here Uderzo manages with great style.

Product details
Hardcover: 56 pages
Publisher: Asterix (22 Oct 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1444000276
ISBN-13: 978-1444000276
Product Dimensions: 29.4 x 22.7 x 1 cm

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