Download the Free Fishpond App!
Download on the App Store

Android App on Google play

Already own it?

Sell Yours
Home » Books » Children's » Fiction » Comics & Graphic Novels » General

Asterix and the Magic Carpet

By Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

Elsewhere $39.31 $24.97   Save $14.34 (36%)
Price includes NZ wide delivery!
Ships from UK
Order now for Christmas delivery
Rating:
 
Register or sign-in to rate and get recommendations.
Format: Hardback, 48 pages
Other Information: 48 Colour Photo\Illu(s)
Published In: United Kingdom, 21 March 2002
The little Gaulish village where Asterix and Obelix live has just one drawback - its bard is the worst musician in the entire ancient world. When Cacofonix strikes up, his singing sends the sun behind clouds and makes rain begin to fall. But that's just what they want in the distant Eastern kingdom of Rajah Watzit, where the guru Hoodunnit, with his sidekick Owzat, is threatening to end a terrible drought by sacrificing the lovely Princess Orinjade. The fakir Watziznehm arrives by flying carpet to ask the Gauls for help - and just for once, after many adventures, Cacofonix can feel that his talents are properly appreciated.

Promotional Information

Special re-release to follow the first new Asterix adventure for 5 years Global sales of Asterix outstrip Harry Potter 11,000 websites devoted to Asterix Combined UK sales of the last 5 books - 2.2 million copies Over 300 million books sold worldwide

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 33 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.

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 A cartoon drawn with such supreme artistry, and a text layered with such glorious wordplay, satire and historical and political allusion that no reader should ever feel like they've outgrown it.--TIME OUT

EAN: 9780752847153
ISBN: 0752847155
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Dimensions: 28.96 x 21.84 x 1.02 centimetres (0.45 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
Tell a friend

Their Email:

Sell Yours

Already own this item?
Sell Yours and earn some cash. It's fast and free to list! (Learn More.)

2 review(s)
All Reviews
2
2
Alex on
 
Youv gotta love asterix. Its about a guy caled asterix who is a bit small but helps his people (thee gauls) resist the roman occupation of his land with the help of a funny little wizard and his fat friend obelix. There are heaps of asterix books out there and if you love comics, youl love asterix! good for ages under 14. If youv read asterix before buy it for your child.
Colin on
 
Again, this one falls in between the classics of the earlier Asterix stories (i.e. when Goscinny was still writing them) and the abomination that have recently become ("Asterix and the Actress", "Asterix and the Falling Sky" etc.). There were a few that seemed to bridge the gap (Great Divide, Black Gold, Son) that had their moments and weren't too bad. This look at India and its culture, again, had it's humorous moments (Asterix's reaction to Cacofonix's lost voice) but the sheer fun of verbal wordplay seems lost.

Review this Product

BAD GOOD
 

Related Searches

 

Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners

You can earn a 5% commission by selling Asterix and the Magic Carpet on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep!

 

Authors/Publishers

Are you the Author/Publisher? Improve sales by submitting additional information on this title.

 

This item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.