Asterix books are the bestselling comic series of all time. The original creators were Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo. Asterix has been translated into many languages and has delighted generations of children.
Asterix and the Griffin
Jean-Yves Ferri & Didier Conrad (illustrator)
Asterix (album 39). New titles are still coming out in this bestselling comic series of all time. The current writer-illustrator team was mentored by Albert Uderzo, one of the original co-creators.
“Yes, it’s very local. Asterix is for more advanced learners, who have a better understanding of French culture. Also, you do have a lot of technical words, about the Romans who were occupying Gaul, the food and so on. If you start to open your dictionary anytime you encounter a new word, you’re going to get lost with Asterix. Tintin is more about adventures and planes and cars. It’s easier.” Read more...
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“Asterix (who is a tiny guy with a big moustache) and his friend (who is a big guy) called Obelix are very, very funny.” Read more...
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“It’s a really good way of learning your first proper Latin sentences.” Read more...
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Harry Mount, Journalist