A Charlie Brown Christmas by Running Press
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Celebrate the season with this beautiful pop-up version of the modern-day fairytale A Charlie Brown Christmas. Charlie Brown is determined to find the true meaning of Christmas as he looks for the perfect tree for the holiday. Faithful to the original television special that airs every holiday season, this is the perfect gift for any child or collectors library.
 

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Charles Monroe Schulz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip, was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 26, 1922. He started drawing at a young age, practicing with popular characters such as Popeye. When he was 15, one of his pictures appeared as an illustration in "Ripley's Believe It or Not!" He took a correspondence course with Art Instruction Inc., where he later taught, and served in the Army during World War II. The Peanuts (originally called Li'l Folks, a name that was changed by the United Feature Syndicate) began syndication on October 2, 1950, when it appeared in seven newspapers. Schulz's work went on to become the most popular syndicated comic strip of all time, appearing in 2600 papers in 75 countries around the world. Schulz drew everyone of the more than 18,250 Peanuts strips himself and his contract stipulated that no one else would ever draw them. Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts Gang also appear in a number of television specials, the first of which was A Charlie Brown Christmas (1964), created with animator Bill Melendez. It is one of the most watched and best loved television shows in history and winner of an Emmy and a Peabody. Charles Schulz has been inducted into the Cartoonists Hall of Fame and won numerous awards. He was given Reuben Awards by the National Cartoonists Society in 1955 and 1964, the Yale Humor Award (1956), the School Bell Award from the National Education Society (1960), and the Ordre des Artes et des Lettres from the French Ministry of Culture. In 1990, his work was shown at the Louvre. Schulz retired after being diagnosed with colon cancer. The final daily Peanuts strip appeared in January 3, 2000 and the final Sunday strip, along with a letter of thanks to his editors and fans, appeared on February 13, 2000. Schulz died in his home in Santa Rosa, California on February 12, 2000 within hours of the publication of his farewell strip. Megan E. Bryant lives in Syracuse, New York. Carol Schwartz lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
 
Published September 23, 2008 by Running Press Kids. 48 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This abbreviated version of the holiday cartoon, beloved to nostalgic adults and kids alike, gets the pop-up treatment. All the key elements are here: Charlie Brown's rescue of the scraggliest tree on

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later, Charlie Brown spins as he calls for quiet on the set) is nifty, though matching the magic of the original is a tall order.

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A more heartwarming Christmas special (yes, it's a claymation one) would be The Story of the First Christmas Snow (shortened to 'The First Christmas' or 'The First Christmas Snow' on the TV Listings, usually).

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The peanuts kids can say pretty mean things to each other, which I think is a little much for preschoolers, but probably ok for older kids with parental discussion.

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It's fun to watch at Christmas time and has a positive message about seeing the true meaning of Christmas behind the money and materialism.

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moved by his words, the Peanuts gang then transforms the little tree by adding beautiful decorations, and Charlie Brown finally celebrates a merry Christmas.

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Narrated by Peter Robbins, the original voice of Charlie Brown, and featuring innumerable voice clips from the show, it's a faithful retelling of the story and certain to charm both children and parents who remember it from their own childhood.

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