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Letters to Santa from the Peanuts Gang

Hallmark’s got a new book for this Christmas season. No, not a new book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas (not yet, anyway). This one is Letters to Santa, a 24-page hardcover storybook written by Bill Gray, illustrated by Rich LaPierre. It tells the tale of the gang writing letters to …

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Doctor Who Do You Think You Are, Charlie Brown?

AAUGH Blog Reader Todd alerts us to some Peanuts references in an unexpected volume. Now We Are Six Hundred, with it’s A.A. Milne-reference title, is a collection of James Goss’s poems inspired by that central inspiration of all great poetry, Doctor Who. The Peanuts-related material is not within the poems …

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Here come the Hallmark books

I don’t have my copies of these yet, but that’s no reason to not let you know that they exist!

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Finally, a book about The Peanuts Gang!

Yes, I sacrifice much for you, my dear AAUGH Blog readers! I actually ordered myself a copy of the book on this bold new Peanuts Gang, finally finding a replacement for those characters from the last century! No more Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty. Now, The Peanuts Gang (and it’s italicized, always italicized) is …

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Philosophy and Peanuts

The book Peanuts and Philosophy: You’re A Wise Man, Charlie Brown, is now shipping… which I know because I’ve got a copy. However, this is not a review, because it’s going to take me a while to get through the eighteen short essays discussing the philosophical maters to be found within …

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The last Complete Peanuts at last

Complete Peanuts volume 26: Comics and Stories is now shipping. This is the final volume of the series, and as I’ve told you before, this is the one that I helped put together, filling it with Schulz Peanuts material that wasn’t part of the daily newspaper strip. Storybooks, comic book stories, tales …

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Gang leadership

Usually, when I order a Peanuts book, I have a pretty good idea of what I’m going to find inside. I do, after all, have hundreds of Peanuts books, and am able to discern patterns. This will be a storybook, that will be a themed strip reprint, and so on. And so, …

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Peanuts Favorite Christmas Cookies

Not satisfied with destroying my wallet, Hallmark now also targets my waistline with Peanuts Favorite Christmas Cookies, a new cookbook with about 50 cookie recipes, plus some strips. AAUGH! I don’t have a copy yet, so I’ll avoid commenting on the slightly odd title until I’ve gotten it.

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Why Linus is our generation’s Jeb Bush

When they took the Linus-becomes-a-student-council-candidate storyline from the strips and turned it into a TV special, they gave it the title You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown, even though Charlie Brown was not a candidate. Linus didn’t get the attention he may have expected or deserved. Now they’ve gone and done a …

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Schulz’s Dear President Johnson back in print!

This is the sort of thing where I’ve had news I wanted to share, but couldn’t (or at least shouldn’t) until everything was ready – but now it is! Back in 1964, Charles Schulz illustrated  a book of kids’ letters to the then-new president, Lyndon Johnson. The letters had been …