Asterix and the Vikings HC Book of the Film

Author(s): René Goscinny

Young Adult Graphic Novels

The film Asterix and the Vikings is based on the story of Asterix and the Normans. When the Vikings kidnap Justforkix, the timid but very trendy son of one of Chief Vitalstatistix' closest and most powerful friends, believing he has the key to the secret of the magic potion, Asterix and Obelix are sent on one of their most dangerous missions. For they must voyage north to the Vikings' home territory and rescue Justforkix, before the Vikings find out he is not who they think he is, and make him pay the price. Meanwhile, the fact that the Vikings' chief's daughter, Abba, has fallen for Justforkix only makes matters more complicated... Asterix and the Vikings has an all-star cast reading the voices, as well as a theme tune sung by Celine Dion. A 16-page supplement on the making of the film is included.


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Over 320 million copies of Asterix books have been sold around the world The film Asterix and the Vikings is based on the story of Asterix and the Normans Asterix and the Vikings is being screened around the world, and has an all-star cast reading the voices, as well as a theme tune sung by Celine Dion A 16-page supplement to the book reveals much about the making of the film that will fascinate all fans

" Wit, humane insights, and physical antics allow readers to join the fun...has cross-generational appeal." -- "Booklist"

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. 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.

General Fields

  • : 9780752885902
  • : Orion Children's Books
  • : Orion Children's Books
  • : August 2006
  • : 287mm X 217mm X 10mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : René Goscinny
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : Albert Uderzo
  • : 136
  • : 100 Colour Photo\Illu(s)