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The best Charlie Brown Christmas ever?!?

Today brought me a new book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas – and this one is not just a new edition that’s only slightly different from a prior one. No, it’s not that it’s an all-new adaptation (it actually reuses all of the text and pieces of the art …

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Now shipping: Peanuts Holiday Box Set

Now shipping is the new itty boxed set of adaptations of animated specials. You get Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day, so you’ll get through much of the year with this one boxed set. I would guess that the adaptations are the same as the ones that publisher Running Press …

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Complete Peanuts volume 14 now shipping

The Complete Peanuts volume 14 (1977-1978) is now available for immediate shipping from Amazon. Which is actually kind of frustrating for me because my usual comp copy has not yet arrived. So now I have to figure out if it’s just running late (in which case I must be patient), …

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2009’s Great Pumpkin, 2010 edition

Last year I took a look at a “Special Hallmark Edition” book adaptation of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. As I theorized then, this year’s Running Press edition appears to be the same adaptation, but with some of the differences which we saw between the Hallmark and Running Press …

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Complete Peanuts now shipping

The Complete Peanuts 1975-1976 is shipping a bit early (no, this is not an April Fool’s joke.) Life is full, and I haven’t had a chance to complete reading my copy, but I will say that the introduction is probably my favorite of the series thus far. Robert Smigel’s rather …

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notes of various sorts

My main computer is back home (yay!), and as I promised with my review of the re-release of Peanuts Philosophers, here’s a comparison of the size in the new edition and the old: Now shipping (early): My Life with Charlie Brown, where Charles Schulz’s writings about his own life are …

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You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown now shipping

Released today: (And no, I don’t have my copy yet, so I haven’t seen how the documentary featurette came out. I’ll presume I didn’t look too foolish; that’s the magic of editing!)

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The “new” Schulz bio

The latest in the string of bios-aimed-to-stuff-school-library-shelves is now shipping, with the imaginative title Charles Schulz, part of the “Basic Biographies” series. Only, it may not really be a new biography. I was thrown off by the fact that someone who wrote years ago as “Cynthia Fitterer Klingel” is actually …

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The new Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown book

The new Running Press Kids book adaptation of Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown is now shipping. It suffers from the same problem as many of these adaptations, showing all of the plot and none of the humor of the special, relying on very flatly-presented text and various pictures only a …

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Now shipping: Celebrating Peanuts: 60 Years

Now shipping: Celebrating Peanuts: 60 Years, the big thick anniversary strip collection that lists for $75, but you can now order with more than $25 off of that.