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

By: Uderzo.
Contributor(s): Goscinny, 1926-1977 | Bell, Anthea | Hockridge, Derek.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Asterix ; 33. Publisher: London : Orion, 2005Edition: Hardback ed.Description: 47 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.ISBN: 9780752873015.Other title: Goscinny and Uderzo present an Asterix adventure.Uniform titles: Ciel lui tombe sur la tête. English Subject(s): Caricatures and cartoons -- France -- Juvenile fiction | Astérix (Fictitious character) -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction | Graphic novelsDDC classification: 741.5944 Summary: The latest adventure of Asterix, Obelix and friends will appeal to his millions of fans around the world.
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Junior Fiction J GOSC Issued 27/12/2019 I6880945
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At head of title: Goscinny and Uderzo present an Asterix adventure.

Translation of: Le ciel lui tombe sur la tête.

The latest adventure of Asterix, Obelix and friends will appeal to his millions of fans around the world.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-Another installment in the almost 50-year run of Asterix, this title has all of the puns, slapstick action, and inventiveness of the previous comics. Asterix and his fellow Gauls live in a village surrounded by occupying Romans in 50 B.C. The magic potion brewed by the town druid, Getafix, enables them to defend themselves against their enemies. Now, aliens have arrived in search of the potion. Asterix fans will not be disappointed, and new readers should be able to pick up the plot and become acquainted with the broadly sketched characters quite easily. Simple layout, bright colors, and goofy caricatures will make this offering particularly appealing to young graphic-novel fans.-Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

Booklist Review

Gr. 4-7. Asterix, a sort of French Popeye, returns for his thirty-third adventure, as two alien races appear in the Gaulish Village, searching for the druidic strength potion that helps the villagers fend off the Roman army. The aliens come in two varieties: the hot-dog-chomping Superman clones with Arnold Schwarzenegger faces (Americans) and the robot-controlling karate experts (Japanese). Naturally, Asterix and his always-hungry companion, Obelix, must step in to put things back in order. The bright, playful action and the charm of the indomitable, half-pint hero make for some breezy fun, while the preponderance of puns and sight gags will appeal most to younger readers. This is fortunate, as the ill-fitting metaphor of cultural domination will be lost on them. Not so easily ignored, however, are the racial caricatures. The Asian invaders are drawn yellow-skinned and buglike, and Uderzo's standard visuals of people of African descent, this time thankfully limited to a single panel, are as demeaning as old Stepnfetchit cartoons stereotypes. Such issues need to be carefully navigated with the audience. --Jesse Karp Copyright 2006 Booklist

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