Synopses & Reviews
Start this holiday season off with a bang by celebrating with the PEANUTS gang in the timeless classic A Charlie Brown Christmas. Read along with Charlie Brown in his heartwarming quest to uncover the true meaning of Christmas with Snoopy, Linus, and friends! This cloth bound deluxe collectors edition is faithful to the original television special that airs every Christmas season and makes the perfect gift for young and old PEANUTS fans.
The classic poem "Casey at the Bat" is adapted for this board book featuring the Peanuts characters. Will the mighty Snoopy strike out or dance across home plate? Young readers can make Snoopy dance on the cover of this interactive book. Full color.
Faithful to the original holiday animated special that airs each Christmas, this clothbound deluxe collector's edition makes an ideal gift for young and old Peanuts fans. Full color.
Readers can watch as the Easter Beagle steals Lucy's eggs and gives them out as his own for the holiday. Featuring plastic Easter eggs that disappear with each turn of the page, this sturdy book also features a surprise pop-up at the end. Full color. Consumable.
About the Author
Charles Monroe Schulz (1922 -2000) was a 20th-century American cartoonist best known for his Peanuts comic strip. He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Dena and Carl Schulz. His nickname "Sparky" was given by his uncle, after the horse Spark Plug in the Barney Google comic strip. He attended St. Paul's Richard Gordon Elementary School, where he skipped two half-grades. As a result, he was the youngest in his class when he attended St. Paul Central High years later, which may have been the reason why he was so shy and isolated as a young teenager. After his mother died in February, 1943, he was drafted into the army and sent to Camp Campbell in Kentucky. He was then shipped to Europe two years later to fight in World War II. After leaving the United States Army in 1945, he took a job as an art teacher at Art Instruction Inc., which he attended before he was drafted. First published by Robert Ripley in his Ripley's Believe It or Not!, then in a series of chronicles, The Saturday Evening Post, his first regular comic strip, Li'l Folks was published in 1947 by the St. Paul Pioneer Press. (It was in this strip that Charlie Brown first appeared, as well as a dog that looked much like Snoopy). In 1950 he approached the United Features Syndicate with his best strips from Li'l Folks, and Peanuts made its first appearance on October 2, 1950. This strip became one of the most popular comic strips of all time. He also had a short-lived sports-oriented comic strip called It's Only a Game (1957-1959), but abandoned that strip due to the demands of the success of Peanuts.