Asterix the Gaul

(9 reviews with an average rating of 4 out of 5)

Publisher: Orion

In a tiny corner of Brittany, one small village of indomitable Gauls hold out against the almighty, all-conquering Romans. The Gauls are mighty fighters, but none more so than Asterix, a dauntless and cunning warrior who gets his tremendous strength from drinking a magic potion supplied to him by Druid Getafix. Together with his companion Obelix, he embarks on a series of adventures, beginning with rescuing Getaflix when he is captured by the Romans.

The first book in the hugely popular Asterix series is packed with puns, visual gags, funny anachronisms and plenty of mischevious humour, putting a tongue-in-cheek spin on history and cultural identity. Illustrated in bright comic-book style, this is a brilliantly witty and inventive book which will tempt even reluctant readers.

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