AAUGH.com news: Lucy’s World

In this issue:
*STRIPS FROM 1996
*PEANUTS SAVES LIVES?
*AN ENCOURAGEMENT
*CURRENT COUPONS
*DOCTOR BEAGLE BEFUDDLES ME
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STRIPS FROM 1996
The next of the primary Peanuts strip collections has been announced. THE WORLD ACCORDING TO LUCY, covering the year 1996, will be released in January.

Mostly, I consider this to be good news. However, there is one small thing that will prove an aggrevation to me, with my Peanuts book collector guide and my helping people find the Peanuts books they’re looking for: there already is a book with the title The World According To Lucy! This was a small hardcover collection of Lucy-oriented strips, released by Hallmark in the late 1960s as part of their series The Peanuts Philosophers. So every time I answer people’s questions about either of these books, I’ll have to explain about the two different versions. Sigh.

Anyway, you can see the cover of the new book on the front page of http://AAUGH.com (you may have to scroll down a bit.) And it is available for preorder.
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PEANUTS SAVES LIVES?
I got an interesting email from a lady who was trying to recall which Peanuts books she had read as a kid where one of the characters got leukemia. I let her know that it was a book adaptation of the animated special WHY, CHARLIE BROWN, WHY?
It was the story behind her request that was interesting. Apparently, when she was a girl, her mother exhibited some of the symptoms of leukemia. As a girl, she recognized those symptoms, and told her mother what she knew from the book. This lead to her mother seeing a doctor and getting diagnosed in time.

Quite an achievement for a young girl and a Peanuts book, eh?
LAST MINUTE ADDITION: The book version of Why, Charlie Brown, Why is being brought back into print! I don’t have a date or a publisher yet. This is good news for book collectors, as this book has been hard to find for years. (All of the books published by Topper Books/Pharos are harder to find, as they went out of business and thus shortened the natural publishing life cycle.) But hey, if you want to watch the video, that’s still available at http://AAUGH.com/go.htm?6303484115
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AN ENCOURAGEMENT
My wife and I are getting ready to do a bit of traveling, and I encourage others in America to do the same. At this time, we have enough trouble without compounding the economic problems by staying scared at home. There are too many great things to see in this country. (And there are some bargains to be had in traveling as well!)
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CURRENT COUPONS
$5 off a purchase of $35 or more, coupon code: STUDENTSAMEX $10 off a purchase of $65 or more, coupon code: DSCVERCCJULY $15 off a purchase of $100 or more, coupon code: AMZNAMEXBMVD
All of these coupons are good through the end of the month (which is rushing toward us!) They’re good on items from the main AAUGH.com catalog — and on anything you order from Amazon after clicking through from AAUGH.com, except auction, used, and z-store items. They do not apply at the AAUGH.com UK catalog, nor to Amazon.co.uk.
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DOCTOR BEAGLE BEFUDDLES ME
Currently befuddling me are the hardcover copies of Peanuts Parade book 25: Dr. Beagle And Mr. Hyde. This is the only Parade book that I know to have a hardback edition (not counting the little Weekly Reader abrdigement of Speak Softly And Carry A Beagle.) When I first saw mentions of a hardcover Dr. Beagle, I thought that someone had just gotten hold of a paperback copy that a library had had rebound. Now I’ve got my hands on a copy, and I see it’s not a rebound book. It’s a genuine published hardcover with dust jacket. However, there’s no clue as to why it was published. It’s not marked for retail sale (no price on the dust jacket.) It doesn’t appear to be a book club edition, as no book club’s name is on it. It bears the same indica as the paperback first printing, so it appears to have been printed at the same time. It even has the same ISBN number, which is a publishing no-no; hardcovers and paperbacks are supposed to have separate ISBNs. I thought it might be an edition published just for libraries (as has sometimes happened with paperbacks), but none of the copies I’ve seen available have the markings of a used library book. For now, I’ll remain befuddled.
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Well, thats all the news (and some of the olds) for today. Let me know if you have any questions or insight. And let me know if you’re changing your email address!
–Nat proprietor http://AAUGH.com

General
Peaaaaanutttts Booookss innnnnn SPAAAAAAACE!

So you do want to have astronaut Chris Cassidy on the International Space Station read you Peanuts books, right? Well, here’s two of them! Snoopy, First Beagle on the Moon! Shoot for the Moon, Snoopy!

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A fictionalized Kennedy reads Peanuts

The latest book from me (with my publisher hat on) is an expansion of a book I issued and let go out of print a decade back, a collection of┬áMiss Caroline, a gag cartoon series from 1963 about Caroline Kennedy and her place as a child in the White House. …

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Schulz’s Youth – still available!

I sometimes lament that┬áSchulz’s Youth, the book I compiled as the most complete collection of Schulz’s cartoons for the Church of God, is out of print. This is, after all material that is mostly not in print anywhere. However, when I say that, I should remember that “out of print” …