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In this issue:
*NEW PEANUTS BOOKS ON THE WAY
*OLD PEANUTS MOVIES BACK IN PRINT
*A GUIDE TO HUNTING DOWN OLD PEANUTS BOOKS ONLINE
*$15 COUPON ON USED BOOKS
*MINOR STUPID CORRECTION
*SNOOPY MUSIC
*SNOOPY STAMP DUE OUT
*ODD PEANUTS BOOKS: THE BROWNIE BOOK
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NEW PEANUTS BOOKS ON THE WAY
It’s too early to order these, but I thought I’d let you know they’re coming: Simon & Schuster will be release four Peanuts kids books in the fall, under their Little Simon imprint. That’s really good news, because the Peanuts Gang line of kids books has disappeared. The titles are: FRIENDS FOREVER, SNOOPY KICK THE FOOTBALL, CHARLIE BROWN IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS I don’t have much more information on these, I’m afraid. (Seeing yet another book called A Charlie Brown Christmas freaks out ye old Peanuts book cataloger — between the three different standard book adaptations, the book-and-record version, and the recent Making Of…
book, it’s a title that can confuse a lot of people trying to figure out what they own. I wonder if they’re doing a new adaptation, or reprinting one of the earlier ones?) Oh, I do have one curious piece of info: the publisher lists the last two as fiction books priced at $5.99…
but the first two, which are $3.99, are listed as *non-fiction!* I’ll get you more info on these when I can, and I’ll let you know when they’re ready for ordering.
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OLD PEANUTS MOVIES BACK IN PRINT
Remember a couple issues back, when I noted that some of the Peanuts movies on VHS had gone out of print in the US? (You do? Do you spend your time memorizing this newsletter? I can’t even remember what I had for lunch!) Well, they’re coming back into print. It turns out that these titles were changing publisher; they had been put out by Fox, but are now coming out from Paramount (who put out all of the other Peanuts videos.) They’re shipping at the end of May, and you can preorder them now from the front page of http://AAUGH.com
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A GUIDE TO HUNTING DOWN OLD PEANUTS BOOKS ONLINE
People are always asking me "Do you know where I can find this particular Peanuts book?" or "I’m trying to fill the holes in my Peanuts Parade collection, can you help?" Sometimes I can be of help, sometimes I can’t, and sometimes I really don’t have the time (my life is gloriously full.) I had a little time to spare, so I put together a guide on how I find Peanuts books, which should help you find them. Check it out! http://AAUGH.com/guide/shopping.htm
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$15 COUPON ON USED BOOKS
One of the best sites for finding out-of-print Peanuts books is Alibris. Unfortunately, their prices tend to be a bit high. However, with a coupon for $15 off any purchase of $30 or more (and that’s not just limited to Peanuts books, of course), the prices become a lot more reasonable. For more info, surf on over to: http://AAUGH.com/guide/alibris.htm (Act soon! The coupon does eventually expire.)
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MINOR STUPID CORRECTION
In my coverage on It’s A Dog’s Life, Snoopy, I mentioned that certain strips were the first time that I’d seen Schulz reuse art. I meant that it was the first time I’d seen him reuse art *between strips*. There are examples from earlier in the 1990’s where he was reusing art from another panel in the same strip.
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SNOOPY MUSIC
I just added a bunch of CDs to AAUGH.com’s music page. Most of them are a new line of discount disks ($4.97) with titles like "Snoopy’s Beatles" and "Snoopy’s Jazz". I’m not positive what these are. If I had to guess, I’d say they were a repackaging of the Peanuts Classiks On Toys line, which had various works being performed by professional musicians using toy instruments…
but that’s just a guess. Some of the titles seem familiar from the Classiks On Toys line, but some don’t. Also added is Snoopy On Piano, a 50th anniversary tribute from Japanese pianist Takashi Obara. This is an import CD, so it ain’t cheap. These can be found on http://www.aaugh.com/pmusic.htm (AAUGH.com’s UK site does list the Snoopy’s disks, but they’re considerably more expensive than if you order them from the US site…
and the UK site doesn’t have the Obara at all.)
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SNOOPY STAMP DUE OUT
We’re only about 3 weeks away from the May 17th release date of the new US Snoopy stamp. This 34 cent stamp looks a lot like the cover of the new book It’s A Dog’s Life, Snoopy. To take a look at the stamp and to see how to get a First Day Cover (that’s stamp collector talk), head over to: http://www.usps.com/news/2001/philatelic/sr01_034.htm (They’re printing 125 million of these stamps. If you’re looking to get some for yourself, ask your post office clerk for a full "pane" of them — that’s 20 stamps and it includes an illustrated Peanuts header.)
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ODD PEANUTS BOOKS: THE BROWNIE BOOK
Charles Schulz did thousands of Peanuts strips for the newspapers, and if you (somehow) have read them all, you might think that you have seen every Peanuts strip he ever did. But you probably never read the strips he created for The Brownie Book Of Picture-taking. This pamphlet, created in 1955 (making it a very early promotional appearance of Peanuts) was put out by Kodak, teaching folks how to use Brownie cameras. It’s full of Schulz art, both spot illos and full four-panel strips. These weren’t just low-quality pieces whipped off for some quick money; these is high-quality Peanuts material filled with fifties goodness. And now you may be thinking "Oh, no! I’ll never get to see this!" Ah, but there is Kodak collector out there who has permission from Kodak to post images from Kodak promotional materials on her website! When she got her hands on a copy of this rare piece, she threw it on her scanner and put a bunch of scans from it on her site. Check it out: http://www.kodakgirl.com/kgmiscpeanuts.htm
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Well, that’s all the accumulated news I have for you today. I hope you found something useful in this newsletter. Please let me know if you have any praise, problems, profundities, or perplexions! Send your comments to nat@aaugh.com (You can also use that address to let me know if you’re changing your email address! I lose too many readers who simply forget to tell me when they’re changing they’re email.)

–Nat Gertler proprietor http://AAUGH.com

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