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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Lucy Speaks Out

So in March, the month after the Lucy volume of the character-themed comic book story collections, comes Lucy Speaks Out, the twelfth of the full-color strip collections aimed at the younger set. (Hoewver, bremember that these books aren’t actually character-themed, despite their use of character names n the title.) Share this:

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Dell Peanuts page count

We now have an announced page count for the Peanuts Dell Archive collection of comic books stories originally published in the 1950s and 1960s by Dell Publishing – the listing now has it at 352 pages. That’s a nice thick book… but it’s only about half as many pages as …

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Be a Good Sport, Charlie Brown!

Coming in January (and available for preorder now) is Be a Good Sport, Charlie Brown!, which looks to be a kids book writ by Jason Cooper and drawn by Vicki Scott. Share this: