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Classic finds

The mystery of Seven Seals

AAUGH Blog reader Fred Dingledy put some research muscle into the question of the odd title of the German Peanuts book Love is a Book with Seven Seals: it looks as if “ein Buch mit sieben Sigeln” is a German expression referring to someone or something that can’t be understood …

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Snoopy’s Legal Guardian

The L.A. Times today has a good write-up on Jeannie Schulz, Sparky’s widow. I think they capture Jeannie well.

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Upcoming releases

More pretty little Peanuts books

As I’ve mentioned earlier, Cider Mill Press is bringing the Determined Productions Happiness-is-a-Warm-Puppy-style gift books back into print. In addition to the volumes announced earlier, they have some volumes shipping in September: Christmas Is Together Time I Need All The Friends I Can Get Love is Walking Hand In Hand …

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Classic finds

German love

The latest addition to the AAUGH.com reference library is Liebe ist ein Buch mit sieben Siegeln, which is the 1967 German translation of the pictures-and-aphorism book Love is Walking Hand in Hand. Actually, “translation” is taking it too far. My German is pretty bad, but even I noticed that the …

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Administrative

Lucy Must Be Purchased

Just a quick note for those who go by our video page to see what DVDs are available: due to an error on my part, Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown wasn’t listed when it has actually been available for a while now. That has been fixed.

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Upcoming releases

Peanuts movies on DVD

Shipping next month on DVD and already available for preorder are: A Boy Named Charlie Brown Snoopy Come Home Just $9.99 each, 1/3 off the cover price, if you order now, a real priced-to-own price for these feature-length funnies.

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Upcoming releases

Peanuts gift books coming in June

Don’t Give Up, Charlie Brown! and Good Grief, It’s Your Birthday! are two new hardbacks coming in June from Harvest House. These are apparently Peanuts images matched with encouraging quotes or sayings. Gifty items, for someone facing life’s challenges or having a birthday (often the same thing!)

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Upcoming releases

How to make a Great Pumpkin

Following up on the success of A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making of a Tradition, Lee Mendelson and the folks at Harper are offering up another book on the making of a Peanuts special. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: The Making of a Television Classic hits shelves in September. …

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New releases

Easter Beaglet

The new hardcover adaptation of It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown is now in my hands, and as I suspected before, the Amazon description of its size is wrong. It’s roughly 3 inches wide and high, not more than six as Amazon says. It’s a 128 page book with 28 …

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Upcoming releases

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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