Asterix at the Olympic Games (#12)

Author(s): René Goscinny

Kids' Non-Fiction

The athletes of the ancient world assemble in Athens for the Olympic Games. Asterix and the Gauls enter too, but they're due for a setback. As an artificial stimulant, magic potion is banned. Can our friends win at the Games without it? And what's the special ingredient of the other potion, the one in the cauldron in the shed with the door that doesn't close properly?

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More than 330 million copies of Asterix books have been sold worldwide, and they have been translated into over 100 languages Asterix at the Olympic Games has the biggest budget of any Asterix movie ever filmed, over 78 million Euros, and stars Gerard Depardieu, featuring guest cameos from Michael Schumacher, Zinedine Zidane and wrestler Nathan Jones Publication coincides with the European release date The last Asterix film tie-in, Asterix and the Vikings, has sold over 20,000 copies so far in hardback

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

  • : 9780752891873
  • : hachette children's
  • : Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • : February 2008
  • : 287mm X 217mm X 9mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : René Goscinny
  • : Hardback
  • : Film tie-in ed
  • : en
  • : 741.5944
  • : 64
  • : Comic strip fiction / graphic novels
  • : 64 Colour Photo\Illu(s)