Asterix at the Olympic Games: Book 12

Author(s): Goscinny, Rene

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Gaul was divided into three parts. No, four parts - for one small village of indomitable Gauls still held out against the Roman invaders. BOOK 12 The famous Olympic Games are to be held in Athens - and Asterix, Obelix and their friends enter. The competition will be formidable but our heroes are determined they will find a way to win..

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Asterix is the highest-selling book series in the world. Worldwide sales now exceed 307,000,000, outstripping even J K Rowling. Asterix has been translated into over 100 languages and dialects. 11,000 web sites devoted to Asterix. Combined UK sales of the last 5 books - 2.2 million copies.

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 33 Asterix albums. 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 33 Asterix albums.

General Fields

  • : 9780752866260
  • : Orion Publishing Co
  • : Orion Publishing Co
  • : 0.452
  • : July 2004
  • : 287x216mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Goscinny, Rene
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 741.50944
  • : 48
  • : 48 Colour Photo\Illu(s)