Wow, this is late

I jus discovered that somehow I let the new book adaptation of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown slip by without announcement. This isn’t the one that’s part of the line of kiddie books. Instead, this is a miniature hardcover, a la last year’s A Charlie Brown Christmas adaptation. Well, it’s kind of late to pick this up before Halloween, but it is the right size (if somewhat incongruous) to use as a stocking stuffer. It covers the classic animated special in about 128 pages of text and art. They make some interesting decisions, such as going 10 full pages (admittedly, short ones) without any pictures. And changingtext fonts, sometimes for a reasonable effect, sometimes for no particular reason. But then, this really isn’t something to be read, it’s a cute little object to be owned, if you like that kind of thing. Don’t believe what the cover image that you see on the ordering page, the real cover is the one pictured here. The book has a built-in bookmark, with a metal pumpkin dangling from it.

New releases
Space Snoopy

Folks are bopping around article links to a statement that “Snoopy”, the module from Apollo X that was discarded into space, may have been located by investigators who were looking for it (which makes them, I suppose, both searchers and researchers, much like some folks are simultaneously tired and retired.) …

Classic finds
The AAUGH Blogger gets a pile of books

On one day last week, I received two shipments of used Peanuts books, eBay lots, with seven books total between them. Four of these were duplicates of books that I already have, but that’s the way things go when you buy an eBay lot. But getting these books as a …

Classic finds
Collecting Peanuts books is educational

It wasn’t until today, when I finally get a book that I’ve been wanting for over a decade, the one missing book in my set of traced-and-translated-into-Polish Peanuts strips published in the mid-1980s, that I was aware of this historic fact: Communist-era Poland, while bereft of many things, did in …