Asterix: Asterix and the Chariot Race: Album 37

Paperback

Main Details

Title Asterix: Asterix and the Chariot Race: Album 37
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Jean-Yves Ferri
Illustrated by   Didier Conrad
SeriesAsterix
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback
Pages:48
Dimensions(mm): Height 292,Width 218
ISBN 9781510105003
Audience
Children / Juvenile

Publishing Details

Publisher Hachette Children's Group
Imprint Orion Children's Books
Publication Date 17 May 2018
NZ Release Date 17 May 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom

Description

The next action-packed adventure from Asterix and Obelix! The roads across Italy are in disrepair. Defending his name, and to prove Rome's greatness, Senator Lactus Bifidus announces a special one-off chariot race. Julius Caesar insists a Roman must win, or Bifidus will pay. Open to anyone from the known world, competitors arrive from far and wide, including Asterix and Obelix. With Bifidus secretly scheming, who will win this almighty chariot race?

Author Biography

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. Jean-Yves Ferri and Didier Conrad began writing and illustrating Asterix in 2013 with ASTERIX AND THE PICTS. There have now been 37 albums.

Reviews

...furiously funny and hilariously jam-packed with timeless jibes and cracking contemporary swipes, plus an enchanting double-surprise ending. Asterix and the Chariot Race is a sure win and another triumphant addition to the mythic canon for laugh-seekers in general and all devotees of comics. * Comics Review * ...an easy, funny, packed read. It looks great, it never bored me for even a second, and it even made me laugh out loud a few times. * Pipeline Comics * ...the transition to new author/illustrator is seamless with all the best points of the originals faithfully reproduced. [...] Brilliantly written and illustrated; a worthy successor. * Parents in Touch * An energetic story with some very bad/good jokes, and just enough silly Roman-bashing, it's just the sort of thing we Asterix fans love * THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY on Asterix and the Missing Scroll *