How Obelix Fell Into the Magic Potion When He Was A Little Boy: Asterix tells us a story.

by |July 30, 2010

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I have a confession, I am an Asterix tragic. Thankfully, the kids have just started to get into them, too.  All kids deserve to have Asterix in their life! I bought my lot (read, bought myself) the first ten, which they really love (as do I). When buying more (for the kids, of course), I discovered this gem. Anyone who has ever read an Asterix book knows that Obelix cannot have any Magic Potion because he fell into a cauldron of it when he was a boy. Well, here is the full story at last!

Click here for more details or to buy How Obelix Fell Into The Magic PotionThe greatest mystery in Asterix’s universe has finally been solved: Albert Uderzo has given How Obelix Fell Into the Magic Potion When He Was A Little Boy a brand new cover that will go down in history!

Ever since he fell into the magic potion when just a little boy there has been something mysterious about Obelix… What was it that happened exactly? How did Obelix manage to escape Getafix’s eagle eye and taste that magic beverage?

A genuine tale of the origins behind the Asterix universe, How Obelix Fell Into The Magic Potion When He Was A Little Boy was to reappear in album form in 1989 after Albert Uderzo, having reread the text with nostalgia, decided the text deserved a richer set of illustrations.

And talk about illustrations! The sumptuous pastel watercolours in this album, unique in the Asterix universe, carry us to our great delight into the magical childhood of Asterix and Obelix.

The tale, narrated by Asterix in person, offers up legions of scoops and unforgettable images. We learn, for example, that Obelix was a frail, timid child who was constantly taken to task by his classmates, and that he used to play with a little wooden dog on wheels! Who would have guessed?

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the album’s first publication, Albert Uderzo has designed a brand new cover: the sumptuous front cover immortalizes the moment before the fall whereas the back cover shows, for the very first time, Obelix as a boy carving his famous menhirs…

How Obelix Fell Into the Magic Potion When He Was A Little Boy is a must-have in the Asterix album collection.

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John Purcell (aka Natasha Walker) is the author of The Secret Lives of Emma trilogy published by Random House Australia. The Secret Lives of Emma: Beginnings reached the top ten on the Australian fiction charts and Natasha/John was the tenth highest selling Australian novelist and third highest selling Australian debut author in 2012. The trilogy has since sold over 50,000 copies in print and ebook and has been translated into French and Polish. John has worked in the book industry for the last twenty years. While still in his twenties he opened John’s Bookshop, a second-hand bookshop in Mosman in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Now he is the Head of Product and Chief Buyer at booktopia.com.au.

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