“Friendship is smoothing a ruffled feather”
Part of a series of beautiful small format themed gift books, featuring the much-loved Peanuts characters
The Peanuts gang celebrate the highs and lows of friendship in this beautifully produced gift book for all generations. Friendship can come in many guises and in this addition to the Peanuts Guide to Life series we learn from Linus that man’s best friend is perhaps his blanket, Snoopy shows us that happiness is a thoughtful friend who brings supper and Lucy teaches us that a little friendly criticism can go a long way. But most of all, we learn that friendship is being one of the gang.
“It’s impossible to think of another popular art form that reaches across generations the way the daily comic strip does … at the pinnacle of that long tradition, there was Charles Schulz”
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“Charles Schulz was an American treasure - an artist, philosopher, and keen observer of human life”
“The world of Peanuts is a microcosm, a little human comedy for the innocent reader and for the sophisticated”
“I became obsessed by it. The obvious thing is the wit, and the irony, but there’s also a sort of spiritual simplicity in Woodstock and Snoopy, silent clowns who have the deepest thoughts about the human conundrum. And the set-up of the boy who always underachieves and his dog who’s brilliant at everything - it’s hilarious. We all went to school with a Lucy, or a Linus, or a Pigpen”
“Charles Schulz was, plain and simple, a great artist and philosopher … But most importantly, he teaches all ages that if you can learn to laugh at the things that cause you the most pain you will be the strongest of all. Peanuts: a real way of life”
Charles M. Schulz was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1922 and grew up in Saint Paul. He gained a reputation worldwide as a cartoonist for his work on Peanuts. He died in 2000.