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Asterix the Gaul (1961)

by René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo (Illustrator)

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Series: Grosser Asterix-Band (1), Asterix [Dalen] (1), Asterix [Gwasg y Dref Wen] (1), Asterix (1), Asterix seikkailee (18)

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When Roman Centurion Crismus Bonus finds out about Getafix's magic potion, he kidnaps the druid to force him to reveal the recipe. So Asterix joins his friend in captivity and together the two plan to whip up a surprise with truly hair-raising effects.
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It's a simple story with lots of puns and Latin words. The excellent artwork enhances the humor, which should be enjoyable for kids and adults alike. ( )
  peterbmacd | May 17, 2020 |
I first read this in french when I was in High School. I collected about a dozen of these, in french, and used to read them to my kids and husband, then they became available in English, and we collected them all. The characters are marvelous, both in writing and in cartoon portraits, the backgrounds are amazing. ( )
  Tchipakkan | Dec 26, 2019 |
Excellent combination of adventure and humor, some of which will fly over the heads of children, but would be very interesting to teens and adults.. Could also be used with MYP in conjunction with a unit on classical Rome/POV. ( )
  TAPearson | Oct 30, 2019 |
I loved the names in this first Asterix comic (or graphic novel if you prefer)! Asterix and his fellow villagers are the lone holdouts against the Roman conquest of the area now known as France. The local Roman legion is commanded by Crismus Bonus and his second in command is Marcus Ginantonicus; Asterix's village is headed by Vitalstatistix and their druid is Getafix... lol!

Albert Uderzo's illustrations were excellent. In particular, I loved the way Crismus Bonus looked with his long, long beard :) ( )
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¡Por Tutatis! ( )
  LeoOrozco | Feb 26, 2019 |
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Cafodd ein meibion eu magu ar Asterix. Roedd enwau Obelix ac Odlgymix, Crycymalix ac Einharweinix mor gyfarwydd iddyn nhw â Siôn Blewyn Coch a Barti Ddu, Mr Picton a Dai Tecsas. Roedd hiwmor y straeon stribed Ffrengig yma’n ogleisiol o ddoniol, yn fyrlymus o wreiddiol. Dim ond i rywun gladdu’i ben rhwng dau glawr, fyddai hi fawr o dro cyn i chwerthiniad direidus ddianc o blith y dalennau. Does ryfedd fod ein cyfrolau wedi treulio – rhoesant flynyddoedd o fwynhad i ni fel teulu.

Digri, lliwgar, a Chymreig. Gyda’n cefndir cyffredin Celtaidd, yn cael ein goresgyn gan ‘y Rhufeiniaid gwallgo ’ma!’, roedd rhywbeth naturiol mewn trosi helyntion ein lled-gefndryd Galaidd, gyda’u derwydd a’u bardd yn gymeriadau stoc, i’n hiaith a’n diwylliant ni. Daeth saith cyfrol hardd o Wasg y Dref Wen i ddwylo’r plant, ac yna – ‘myn Twtatis!’– sychodd y ffrwd. Yn ofer y chwiliais am Asterix a Cleopatra, yr unig un nad oedd gennym, yn y siopau llyfrau.

Yna, eleni, daeth y newyddion fod Asterix yn ailymddangos. Gwych, meddwn. [...]
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Goscinny, RenéAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Uderzo, AlbertIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bell, AntheaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ferreira, AmadeuTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hockridge, DerekTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jones, AlunTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kilian, JarosławTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Marchesi, MarcelloTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Marchesi, MarcelloIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Morgan, PeadarTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Penndorf, GudrunTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Sztuczyńska, JolantaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Y flwyddyn yw 50 cyn Crist. Mae Gâl i gyd yn nwylo'r Rhufeiniaid ... I gyd? Nage! Erys o hyd un pentref Galiaid anorchfygol sy'n llwyddo i ddal eu tir yn erbyn yr imperialwyr. Ac nid yw bywyd yn hawdd i'r llengfilwyr Rhufeinig sy'n gorfod gwarchod gwersylloedd milwrol Bagiatrum, Ariola, Cloclarum a Bolatenae ...
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