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Asterix and the actress / written and illustrated by Albert Uderzo ; translated by Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge.

By: Uderzo, 1927-.
Contributor(s): Bell, Anthea | Hockridge, Derek.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Orion, 2001ISBN: 0-7528-4657-4; 9780752846583 (pbk).
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item reserves
Junior Keilor Library
Junior Fiction J UDER Available IA1462718
Junior Deer Park Library (DIY)
Junior Fiction J UDER Available IA1462726
Total reserves: 0

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Booklist Review

Gr. 4-7. Asterix, the hero of more than 30 comic stories set in 50 B.C. Gaul, is back here in his first new graphic novel adventure in five years. Uderzo's customary wit, humane insights, and silly physical antics allow readers new to the series to join the fun as Asterix and the oversized Obelix celebrate their mutual birthday, get tricked by Pompey's pretend Panacea, and rescue their fathers from a Roman prison. Translated from the French with a liberal combination of Latin puns and contemporary social riffs--including a reference to hitching a ride in an HGV (Heavy Gaulish Vehicle)--the story has cross-generational appeal. The illustrations are, as expected, ridiculous cartoons; this includes the one-panel representation of an African sailor, as well as the images of the heroes, their families, and the enemy Romans. In addition to being fun for middle-readers, this will be great for leading high-school students into discussion of history and literary devices. --Francisca Goldsmith

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