A better biography returns

One of the better for-kids Schulz biographies is coming back into print. Michael Schuman’s book, released back in 2002 as Charles Schulz: Cartoonist and Creator of Peanuts (part of the People To Know series) will be returning as Charles Schulz in the Influential Lives series as both a paperback and a library-rugged hardback this August.

This book gains both based on its relative depth (it’s aimed at the middle-school crowd rather than the grade school reader of so many series biographies) and its original research. This isn’t something that was just culled from Wikipedia, Shulman talked to people, got new bits – nothing that would shock the serious student of Schulz, but the result is a work that won’t make the reader feel like they’re wasting their time.

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A Sunny Day coming in December?

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Back the new Peanuts on Parade Kickstarter, attempt 2

As those who memorize the blog or the podcast know, William Johnson has spent years gathering materials for a pair of books depicting all of the decorated statues of Peanuts characters that were generated during the annual events in St Paul and Santa Rosa. Not so long ago, he had …

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Peanuts Papers publishing plans, picture, preorders

You can finally preorder The Peanuts Papers: Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life, the book of essays by some real heavy-hitter literary types, including two major Jonathans (Lethem of Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude fame and Franzen of The Correctionsand Freedom), critic of music and ethics Chuck Klosterman, The Ice …