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- Print Length: 48 pages
- Publisher: Orion Children's Books; 01 edition (5 November 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
- Language: English
- ASIN: B012DVZPGW
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- Customer Reviews: 263 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #40,880 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Asterix and the Missing Scroll: Album 36 Kindle Edition
|Length: 48 pages||Language: English||Age Level: 9 - 11|
|Grade Level: 2 - 4|
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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)
Asterix is a series which takes some liberties with historical fact, using the two thousand year gap between the time of the Roman Empire and the present day to great comic effect (Aberdeen Press & Journal)
Didier Conrad's illustrations are absolutely fantastic and guarantee a lovely continuity of the series, especially if you're an Asterix fan. I thought the core of the story was brilliant. (School Librarian)
Following in the footsteps of Goscinny and Uderzo, this is just as good as the originals and a delight to have a new Asterix story. The storyline is as funny as ever and the illustrations by Didier Conrad are spot on (Parents In Touch)
Fast paced and extremely cheeky and funny with some brilliant digs and in-jokes about everything from politics to the press. (Read It Daddy)
The artwork is very polished and dynamic. It looks just as good as any previous Asterix book, and one would have to be a real aficionado to tell it apart from Albert Uderzo's work. As for the writing, the story is on a par with many of the better books [...] it would appear that Asterix and Obelix will be entertaining children and adults for many, many years to come. (Slings and Arrows Graphic Novel Guide)
I would recommend this story to adventure fans everywhere. (The Guardian Children's Books Young Reviewers)
The humour, married with the most intricate of details tells the 'real' story of Julius Caesar's defeat at the hands of the Gauls. Asterix, that feisty little Gaul, has transcended the ages! (The Best New Children's Books Guide)
A real treat ... the new books will appeal to young readers, for whom it will be, hopefully, just the beginning (School Librarian) --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
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I would for sure advice you to not read this as the first Asterix comic book of your life that's all and again Amazon'd delivery is fast and exceptional
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The art work is very close to Uderzo at his peak, and there are some lovely panels in this book. The background details and running jokes that you have to look for are well done.
If you are an Asterix fan, this is a worthy addition to the series and you should buy it.
The English translation and use of English and Latin punning are as sharp in this one as I remember them to be, and it has to be said that Conrad has definitely done his job as cartoonist - it's never an easy task trying to imitate someone else's work right down to the last stroke of the pencil, but I wasn't able to spot any glaring mistakes or changes of style. Asterix definitely still looks like Asterix, and Obelix is definitely still Obelix! All the Gaulish villagers are still there in their rebellious glory.
Ferri's story about censorship and leaking of stories should particularly strike a chord with adult readers in this day and age - think of the character of Confoundtheirpolitix as a sort of ancient Julian Assange, and the rebel Gaulish warriors as Wikileaks. Blockbustus can be anyone notorious in the British media that you can think of, i.e. Rupert Murdoch, Max Clifford, Alistair Campbell, and that's just for starters. The use of the super-fast carrier pigeon can be seen as e-mail, and the attempted interception of the pigeon as hacking!
Wasn't disappointed by this edition - only hope that Ferri and Conrad can keep it up.
The story is well done, and the gags are funny - there is a great reference to piracy that made me laugh out loud. The art is as good as the originals and it a good overall read. Lots of the old favourites appear in the story, but only in passing or for a few frames - it's a good way of keeping the continuity while moving the story forward.
Not the best value for money for the price, and the limited number of pages. It's still great fun and let's hope there are many more to come as I'll keep buying them
This book is no exception, it was an enjoyable read.
However, I still feel like there is something missing - only slightly, but there's something not quite there yet with the new author (Ferri). I can't quite put my finger on it though... Is it the pace.. slightly too fast maybe? Is that he's almost too eager to use angry bold lettering?... Caesar loses his temper a bit too quickly early on in a discussion that I'm not entirely sure would have enraged him so quickly..
Like most people have already mentioned, this story is a big step in right direction and is definitely a better story that 'the Picts'.
And hats off to Conrad. His illustrations are superb. Really beautifully done. Lovely detail and drawn with great humour.
Like I said, there's still something slightly missing but I'm quite comfortable that Asterix and his pals are in safe hands.
An enjoyable read indeed :)
I'd also like to take issue with people who say that Uderzo didn't write any decent books after Goscinny died; Asterix and the Magic Carpet and Asterix and the Great Divide in particular are both up there with the best Asterix books. This one doesn't quite reach those heady heights but I don't think most Asterix fans will be disappointed, and you really feel there'll be better to come as the new duo settle into their new positions.
This book is a real joy. Superb illustrations, colourful to look at and zoom in on. Good story. Funny too. Loved it!
The slimy Newspaper paparazzi is called “Confoundtheirpolitix”
I was laughing aloud from the beginning to the end.
I’ve actually re-read this book 5 times in a month and it’s still as funny now as it was the first time I read it. An absolute Classic and a must read regardless of if you are age 5 or age 95 or anything in between.
The satirical edge was there too with an extended joke about the Internet and the role of wikileaks in exposing those in power. All in all the new team seem more confident in the Gaulish world and it is wonderful to be looking forward to more adventures without dreading what they'll do to these cherished characters.
It's certainly on a par with some of the old Goscinny/Uderzo albums and certainly better than a couple of Uderzo's solo efforts (Great Divide and All at Sea, for instance).
The joy of this album was capped off by a lovely reference to the original authors (or scribes) right at the end. Great stuff. Can't wait for more...