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Asterix at the Olympic Games (Knight Books) Paperback – 20 Jun 1991


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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books; New edition edition (20 Jun 1991)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 0340207329
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340207321
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 0.3 x 15 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,134,551 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The twelfth album chronicling the much-loved adventures of Asterix and friends. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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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 34 Asterix albums. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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IT IS LATE SPRING AND EVERYTHING IS PEACEFUL IN THE LITTLE GAULISH VILLAGE WE KNOW SO WELL OBELIX AND HIS APPRENTICE. Read the first page
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Ad van der Rest on 3 Sep 2004
Format: Hardcover
'Asterix at the Olympic Games' is the 12th of 31 adventures published between 1961and 2001; This adventure is from 1968, now re-released in a re-inked and re-coloured edition. The story is set in the time of the ancient Athens Olympics (and this review is written during the modern Athens Olympics). The Gauls travel to Greece to compete in the Games, intending to win a Palm of Victory with the use of their magic potion. A classic adventure, which I would rate in the top 10 stories. Highlights include the Gauls travelling to Greece, behaving as if they are on an 18-90 holiday; The demoralising of the Roman athletes; The picturesque descriptions of the local Greek populace and the Olympic stadia. There is satirical comment on drug taking in Sport, and thirty years after first reading this book, I finally got the joke about the athlete from Rhodes. This adventure is so good because it has a strong story, in which not everything appears to go the Gauls' own way. This re-inked and re-coloured edition improves little on the original 1972 UK edition, but is still fresh and pleasant.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 28 Oct 2003
Format: Paperback
In this exciting enstallment of Asterix's adventures, the Gauls find out that Romans from a local Garrison are planning to compete in the Olympic Games, and they can't resist the opportunity to take on the Romans once again. The story follows the villagers time in Greece, essentially that of a football away trip with the supporters going along and annoying the locals. It includes the usual humour contained in all the good Asterix books and it can easily be considered one of the best installments of the Asterix saga. A must for read for all fans!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By smartyp on 27 Mar 2006
Format: Paperback
I loved Asterix when I was a boy, now my son loves them. Of all the books this is the one I remember most fondly. It has some of the very best characters, classical allusions and gags. And all so educational too..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. M. Fairgrieve on 14 July 2012
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It arrived in time for my grandson's birthday. He's a big fan of Asterix and Co.He enjoys reading it very much.
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In this exciting enstallment of Asterix's adventures, the Gauls find out that Romans from a local Garrison are planning to compete in the Olympic Games, and they can't resist the opportunity to take on the Romans once again. The story follows the villagers time in Greece, essentially that of a football away trip with the supporters going along and annoying the locals. It includes the usual humour contained in all the good Asterix books and it can easily be considered one of the best installments of the Asterix saga. A must for read for all fans!
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This is one of the small, pocket sized editions of the Asterix stories. Our hero sets out to win the Olympics - OK, there is a certain amount of historical latitude here, but then, it is fantasy ... and timeless. Of the usual high standard, graphically and as a narrative fantasy, a perennial delight to the fan ... and a wondrous discovery for anyone new to the character and the surreal world of Goscinny and Uderzo.
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My daughter enjoyed the Olympic games and this tied together her love of history and reading together in a popular theme.
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By miss kairo ferguson on 15 Dec 2013
Format: Hardcover
Fantastic books lived this as a child even more as an adult lol and the books prices are cheap too thanks
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