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

By: Goscinny, 1926-1977.
Contributor(s): Uderzo, Albert, 1927- | Bell, Anthea | Hockridge, Derek | Uderzo | Uderzo [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Goscinny, Asterix adventure: 31.Publisher: London : Orion, 2001Description: 48 pages : color illustrations, 1 color map ; 29 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780752846583; 0752846582.Subject(s): Astérix (Fictitious character) -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction | Obelix (Fictitious character) -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction | Birthday parties -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction | Gaul -- History -- To 58 B.C. -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Graphic novels. | Children's stories -- Comic books, strips, etc.DDC classification: 21
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Asterix and Obelix are celebrating their joint birthday party back in the Gaulish village - and some surprise guests have been invited! Meanwhile, Julius Caesar has to deal with his old enemy Pompey, who is looking for supporters among the legions stationed in Gaul. And just what what part do two old friends play in the story - Tremensdelirius, from ASTERIX AND CAESAR'S GIFT, and the lovely Panacea, first encountered in ASTERINX AND THE LEGIONARY? After many exciting adventures, all is finally revealed...

At head of title: Goscinny and Uderzo present an Asterix adventure.

Translated from the French.

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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