A Boy Named Charlie Brown
Good grief! Charlie Brown is going to New York City to compete in a big spelling bee. Charles M. Schultz’s hapless hero, with the entire PeanutsŪ gang, has won the affection of readers everywhere, and A Boy Named Charlie Brown is an absolute classic. Originally released in 1969, it features more than 100 beautifully reproduced full-color illustrations from the film on which it is based, along with Schultz’s incomparable, heartwarming, and funny storytelling.
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Of all the Peanuts paperback books published, this one unique in that it isn't written in "comic strip" format. Based on the Lee Mendelson-Bill Melendez feature film, "A Boy Named Charlie Brown", it's ... Read full review
Peanuts is a syndicated daily and Sunday comic strip written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz, which ran from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000 (the day after Schulz's death), continuing in reruns afterward. The strip is considered to be one of the most popular and influential in the history of the medium, with 17,897 strips published in all, making it "arguably the longest story ever told by one human being", according to Professor Robert Thompson of Syracuse University. At its peak, Peanuts ran in over 2,600 newspapers, with a readership of 355 million in 75 countries, and was translated into 21 languages. It helped to cement the four-panel gag strip as the standard in the United States, and together with its merchandise earned Schulz more than $1 billion. Reprints of the strip are still syndicated and run in many newspapers.
Peanuts achieved considerable success for its television specials, several of which, including A Charlie Brown Christmas and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown won or were nominated for Emmy Awards. The holiday specials remain quite popular and are currently broadcast on ABC in the United States during the corresponding season. The property is also a landmark in theatre with the stage musical, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, being an extremely successful and often performed production.