Part of Canongate’s highly collectible and highly praised series, with an introduction by Lemony Snicket
In this volume, Peanuts celebrates its 40th birthday! Snoopy and Spike decline to compete in an ugly dog competition, entering their brother Olaf instead. Charlie Brown and Marcie spend quality time together at sleepaway camp, while Peppermint Patty simmers in summer school. Linus ramps up his Great Pumpkin proselytising with the ‘Great Pumpkin Movement’ - complete with literature to pass out door to door. Marcie begins to crack under the pressure of being a good student. Charlie Brown even gets the girl - but she thinks his name is Brownie Charles!
“Charles Schulz was an American treasure - an artist, philosopher, and keen observer of human life”
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“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”
“The world of Peanuts is a microcosm, a little human comedy for the innocent reader and for the sophisticated”
“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”
“Republishing Peanuts in one gorgeous volume after another is really the first time we can truly take a step back, appreciate Schulz’s work as a whole and ultimately wrap our arms around the accomplishment of Charles Schulz. Sometimes, happiness is a warm book”
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.