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Upcoming book: Snoopy’s many faces

Coming in October from Ballantine Books (publishers of many Peanuts strip collections) is The Many Faces of Snoopy, a 272 page paperback priced at $11.95. And for those who like to keep an eye on upcoming books, it’s worth noting that Little Simon, who publish the various kiddie storybooks and …

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General

Charlie Brown & Snoopy & Snoopy & Charlie Brown

What you see here are side-by-side copies of two books. On the left is Charlie Brown & Snoopy, and on the right is Snoopy & Charlie Brown. Same cover. Same pictures and text on the inside. Slightly different in size, different cut shape, and of course a different title. I’m …

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Now shipping

Easter Beagle hardback now shipping

The new hardcover adaptation of It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown is now shipping. I don’t have a copy in my hands yet, so I cannot say for sure… but I suspect the Amazon description which has this at about 6 inches wide and high is wrong; the previous books …

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New releases

A Peanuts Valentine

There are now two books available called A Peanuts Valentine. There’s the strip collection, which came out last year, and now there’s the kids’ book. This is an odd item, a storybook with a cardboard envelope attached to each spread. Each envelope contains a cardboard object related to the tale… …

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Discounts

Cheaper Kohl’s Peanuts books

Those oversized, underpriced special Kohl’s editions of Peanuts kiddie books have gotten even cheaper. Folks are seeing copies at their local Kohl’s for $2.50, half of the original price. These cheap copies are even available online, although the online source is out of A Charlie Brown Christmas. They do still …

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Classic finds

An early Charlie Brown Christmas celebration

When we talk about A Charlie Brown Christmas, we certainly recognize that after running for 40 years, it’s now considered a classic. However, there’s a thing about Christmas “classics”; they are often not recognized for their greatness when they first arise. There is a lot of history showing how Christmas …

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Administrative

More, shorter posts

Even though we switched from the AAUGH.com newsletter to The AAUGH Blog a while ago, I’ve still been putting things up more like a newsletter – waiting until I had a few short items and then posting them as a single blog entry. That’s handy for the folks who are …

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Discounts

DeCamping Snoopy

There soon will be no more Camp Snoopy in the Mall Of America, and this time it’s not just an Onion parody piece. Having lost the Peanuts license, the amusement park will be renamed with the rather unexciting name The Park at Mall of America. They’ve announced that they’re selling …

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Discounts

Peanut cookbook a-comin’!

As I just posted on the Upcoming Peanuts Books list, August will bring us The Peanuts Lunchtime Cookbook, a paperback from Ballantine Books. I have a sneaking suspicion that this is just a new edition of the old Peanuts Lunch Bag Cook Book, but I could be wrong. My baby …

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General

Happiness Is… an old cover design

It looks as though the upcoming Cider Mill Press rereleases of the old Determined Productions saying-and-picture books will sport the original cover designs as well. While some of these covers speak to the era when they were designed, that’s not a bad thing; the odds are good that a lot …

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