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Discount on Sparky: The Life and Art of Charles Schulz

The, oh, I’d say middle-school aimed, biography Sparky: The Life and Art of Charles Schulz is on sale today, $1.99 for the Kindle edition.  

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Nat news

Schulz and fellow cartoonists take on Ugly Americanism

The latest book from my publishing imprint is a reworked reprint of a long-lost piece of the Cold War, filled with some of the greatest cartoonists of the 1950s. President Eisenhower had launched his pet project, The People-to-People Program, to better connect Americans with the rest of the world. It …

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New releases

Review: Peanuts The Poster Book

The new volume Peanuts: The Poster Book isn’t quite what I expected. When I think “poster book”, I think of a big paperback filled with pics-and-slogans designed to be hung up in a teenybopper’s room. But this, which turns out to be a British volume, changes format and target. Format, …

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General

Filling the hole

I found someone offering for sale the last Peanuts book that’s really on my “this would be an achievement” list, School Peanuts 1. This is part of a series of books published for the European market to teach kids English. Having School Peanuts 2 and School Peanuts 3, this is the …

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General

Stop the search

In the past, I have asked people to keep a look out for a copy of this golf program: Well, I am pleased to be able to stop the search, for I have finally obtained a copy (and one that various people hadn’t vandalized with their names, unlike the one …

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Nat news

In the category of “decisions that need not be made…”

After careful consideration, I’ve decided that I would read or watch “Harry Potter and the Great Pumpkin” before I would “It’s the Half-Blood Prince, Charlie Brown”.

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New releases

Christmas is Here! is here

Christmas is Here!, the new kiddie book that’s part of the Ready-to-Read line (and not to be confused with the recently-released sound-button book Christmas Time is Here!), is a bit of a lie. None of the book takes place actually on Christmas, it’s all set on Christmas Eve. But then, …

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New releases

Happiness is Straight Lines

If you saw this book for sale, you would certainly be forgiven for assuming that it’s a book titled Happiness is a Warm Puppy, by the author Charles M. Schulz. After all, such a book does exist, a famed best-selling book in fact, and such a book would have that …

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Animated Peanuts

Review: 2019 It’s the Great Pumpkin adaptation

Hallmark has unleashed another book adaptation of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and my copy has been sitting here literally for weeks, waiting for me to review it. The problem is that, as the latest of umpteen attempts to adapt this special into book form, there is only so …

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Animated Peanuts

Snoopy in Space launch

The announcement has come that Apple’s new streaming service, Apple TV+, launches November 1, and their planned Peanuts material will be there at launch. Subscriptions will cost five bucks a month.

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