AAUGH.com: Covers of coming comical books!

*A PEANUTS CHRISTMAS COVER
*SEVERAL OTHER COVERS
*DOES NAT BELONG IN A MUSEUM?
*PRE-ORDERABLE PEANUTS
*LOSE THE BLANKET? IT’S ALREADY LOST
*A CATALAN COLLECTION
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A PEANUTS CHRISTMAS COVER
Now on the front page of http://AAUGH.com is a picture of the cover of A PEANUTS CHRISTMAS, the Christmas-themed strip collection slated to come out this October, in plenty of time for holiday giving. Click on the cover and you can preorder it now, before you forget! —————————————————————-
SEVERAL OTHER COVERS
I’ve also posted the covers to a pair of upcoming children’s storybooks, TAKE A HIKE, SNOOPY and IT’S TIME FOR SCHOOL, CHARLIE BROWN, as well as the animated adaptation HERE’S TO AMERICA, CHARLIE BROWN. See these on the list of upcoming Peanuts books at http://AAUGH.com/upcoming.htm —————————————————————-
DOES NAT BELONG IN A MUSEUM?
No, I’m not a relic yet — but I will be talking at the Charles M. Schulz Museum during the second weekend of their opening! That’s right, on August 23rd, 24th, and 25th you’ll be able to drop by the museum in Santa Rosa, California and hear me talk about Peanuts books. 2002 is the 50th anniversary of the first Peanuts book, so the time is ripe for such a talk. I’ll bring along some of the more interesting examples from the AAUGH.com reference library, and I’ll answer whatever questions I can.

For more information on the museum, go to their now-finally-short-enough-to-type web address: http://www.schulzmuseum.org
And if you do show up, be sure to let me know you’re a newsletter reader. It would be nice to put a face to some of the email addresses! —————————————————————-
PRE-ORDERABLE PEANUTS
A couple of upcoming Ready-to-Read books (that’s a storybook line for kids) that you can now order ahead of time:
SNOOPY: FLYING ACE TO THE RESCUE ships in September http://AAUGH.com/go.htm?0689851480 LOSE THE BLANKET, LINUS ships in April of 2003 http://AAUGH.com/go.htm?0689854749 I don’t recommend ordering Lose The Blanket yet, because it’s so far in advance that there aren’t many details on the book (such as the price) and what details are available are questionable (this may be a hardcover edition as listed, or it may be a paperback edition that has been misfiled.) There will be plenty of time to order this book later. —————————————————————-
LOSE THE BLANKET? IT’S ALREADY LOST
The educational video game WHERE’S THE BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN? is already shipping. This CD-ROM game plays on Windows and Macintosh computers, and costs less than $20 bucks. Kids face a series of little challenges as they help the Peanuts crew find Linus’s missing blanket. http://AAUGH.com/go.htm?B00005V1VR —————————————————————-
A CATALAN COLLECTION
Thanks to the beautious Sonia, we’ve added one more language to the AAUGH.com reference library. NO POTS GUANYAR, CHARLIE BROWN! is in Catalan, a language with millions of speakers, predominantly in Spain (but if you travel to Andorra, a small and oft-forgotten country between Spain and France, it would be nice to know it since it’s the native tongue. But then, Andorra is a tourist spot, so I doubt you’d have any trouble getting around without knowing Catalan.)

There must be a considerable Peanuts following among Catalan speakers, as there are at least 32 Catalan Peanuts books that I know of (31 strip collections and an adaptation of Why, Charlie Brown, Why?). In contrast, Turkish has many more speakers, and yet I only know of 4 books in that language.

Speaking of which: I’m always looking to add more languages to the AAUGH.com reference library. If you have a book in any language not listed on my foreign book list: http://AAUGH.com/guide/llanguag.htm and you’d be willing to part with it, please let me know. At the moment for a specific project I am also looking for additional books (or even second copies of titles I already have) from Turkey, Korea, and Israel. —————————————————————-
That should be a more-than-sufficient dose of Peanuts book news and notes for now. When there’s more news, you’ll see another email from me — and if you come to the Schulz Museum on those August dates, you’ll see me whether there is news or not!
–Nat

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