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

By: Uderzo, 1927-.
Contributor(s): Goscinny, 1926-1977 | Bell, Anthea | Hockridge, Derek.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Asterix adventure: 25.Publisher: London New York Orion Distributed in the United States of America by Sterling Pub. Co., 2016Edition: Revised edition.Description: 48 pages : all colour illustrations, colour map ; 30 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0752847732.Uniform titles: Grande fosse. English Subject(s): Astérix (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Gauls -- Comic books, strips, etc | Graphic novels | Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction | Comic books, strips, etc. -- France -- Translations into English | Astérix (Fictitious character) -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction | Obelix (Fictitious character : Uderzo) -- Comic books, strips, etc | Cartoons and comics | Gaul -- FictionDDC classification: 741.5/944 Summary: Asterix, Obelix, and Getafix must reunite a village which is divided physically and politically.
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"Goscinny and Uderzo present an Asterix adventure."

This translation originally published: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1981.

Asterix, Obelix, and Getafix must reunite a village which is divided physically and politically.

Translation of: Le grande fosse.

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Publishers Weekly Review

Originally published in French as Le Grand Foss (1980), the full-color graphic novel Asterix and the Great Divide by Albert Uderzo, trans. by Anthea Bell and Derek Hockbridge, returns to the days of the Gauls to document the attempts by the titular hero to unite a fractious town around the marriage of Histrionix and Melodrama, the son and daughter of rival leaders. The series also includes Asterix and the Black Gold (featuring the druid Getafix, the Phoenician merchant Ekonomikrisis and the Roman secret agent Dubbelosix) and Asterix and Son. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Booklist Review

Reviewed with Albert Uderzo's Asterix and Sonand Asterix and the Black Gold. Gr. 4-8. The comic-book alternate history adventures of Asterix and his buddy Obelix, begun in France in 1961, has continued through 31 volumes. These books (from 1983, 1981, and 1980, respectively) are new to American publication, though they have been available in Britain. Each story is filled with broad physical humor and puns that work in English as well as in the original French, and virtually no indigenous or ethnic group escapes Uderzo's wit (at one point, the heroes are invited to bed down in a Bethlehem cowshed.). In Asterix and Son,Asterix and Obelix become guardians of a kidnapped baby who takes a potion and develops superhuman strength. In Black Gold, the heroes travel to Mesopotamia in search of more potion. In the Great Divide,competition between two village chieftains gives the Romans an opportunity to conquer. The cartoons are playfully round and brightly colored, and the architectural and martial details go beyond simple stereotypes. Asterix already has lots of fans; here are three new-to-America episodes that will please devotees as well as gather uninitiated readers with their mix of humor, history, and good storytelling. Francisca Goldsmith.

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