A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Hardback

By (author) Charles M. Schultz

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  • Publisher: Running Press Miniature Editions
  • Format: Hardback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 72mm x 74mm x 22mm | 59g
  • Publication date: 16 October 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Philadelphia
  • ISBN 10: 0762416017
  • ISBN 13: 9780762416011
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 43,990

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The beloved Peanuts holiday special about Charlie Brown, Linus, a sad Christmas tree that's rescued, and the meaning of Christmas first aired on television in the 1960s. This charming, full-color abridgment of the animated classic is the perfect stocking stuffer to celebrate the holiday season. PEANUTS (c) United Feature Syndicate, Inc.

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Charles Monroe Schulz (1922 -2000) was a 20th-century American cartoonist best known for his Peanuts comic strip. He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Dena and Carl Schulz. His nickname "Sparky" was given by his uncle, after the horse Spark Plug in the "Barney Google" comic strip. He attended St. Paul's Richard Gordon Elementary School, where he skipped two half-grades. As a result, he was the youngest in his class when he attended St. Paul Central High years later, which may have been the reason why he was so shy and isolated as a young teenager. After his mother died in February, 1943, he was drafted into the army and sent to Camp Campbell in Kentucky. He was then shipped to Europe two years later to fight in World War II. After leaving the United States Army in 1945, he took a job as an art teacher at Art Instruction Inc., which he attended before he was drafted. First published by Robert Ripley in his "Ripley's Believe It or Not!," then in a series of chronicles, "The Saturday Evening Post," his first regular comic strip, "Li'l Folks" was published in 1947 by the "St. Paul Pioneer Press." (It was in this strip that Charlie Brown first appeared, as well as a dog that looked much like Snoopy). In 1950 he approached the United Features Syndicate with his best strips from "Li'l Folks," and "Peanuts" made its first appearance on October 2, 1950. This strip became one of the most popular comic strips of all time. He also had a short-lived sports-oriented comic strip called "It's Only a Game" (1957-1959), but abandoned that strip due to the demands of the success of "Peanuts."