- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: Orion Children's Books; Reprint edition (3 Jun. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1444000942
- ISBN-13: 978-1444000948
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.6 x 29.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,714 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
How Obelix Fell into the Magic Potion (Asterix) Paperback – 3 Jun 2010
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A cartoon drawn with such supreme artistry, and a text layered with such glorious wordplay, satire and historical and political allusion that no reader should ever feel like they've outgrown it. TIME OUT"
The Asterix books represent the very summit of our achievement as a literary race. In Asterix one finds all of human life. The fact that the books were written originally in French is no matter. I have read them all in many languages and, like all great literature, they are best in English. Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge, Asterix's translators since the very beginning, have made great books into eternal flames. THE TIMES" --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Instead of the traditional cartoon cells, 50-100 words are illustrated on a double page by a beautiful coloured pencil drawing. You can see the entire Gaulish village (or much of it) on one double-page spread, as a young Asterix and Obelix go to the Druid's cauldron.
It is a short story, and therefore there are not as many pages as in the regular books. However, where else can you see our heroes as children? Because of the scale of the drawings, children can then imagine other adventures that Asterix and Obelix might have had as children - the story needn't stop at the end.
And it might provide inspiration or hope for young readers who are not that strong, or who are being bullied, that they might grow up into a hero.
Overall, because this is such a different book, I would not get this book until you have read (say) at least half the series, and then, with the characters firmly established in your mind, you can then appreciate all of the subtleties in the drawings.
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I really enjoyed this story it filled in the blank of how Obelix fell in the magic potionPublished 20 months ago by barryd
it's asterix. if you love asterix, that's all you need to knowPublished on 10 Jun. 2015 by M. Sharp