A Charlie Brown Christmas : With Sound and Music (Hardcover)

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In this ultra-deluxe interactive edition of the beloved holiday story, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and friends come to life with the help of sound prompts that allow readers to listen to the unforgettable dialogue and music.

Specifications

Publisher Running Pr Book Pub
Mfg Part# 9780762440054
SKU 219975962
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0762440058
Release Date 9/27/2011
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 11H x 11L x 0.75T
Author Info
Charles M. Schulz
A pioneering force in the comic strip industry, Schulz turned his lifelong appreciation of comics and his sensitive, somewhat brooding personality into the highly successful "Peanuts" franchise. Nicknamed "Sparky" after a popular comic strip character, the shy young cartoonist continually doodled during class, receiving encouragement from numerous teachers. After high school, he completed a drawing correspondence course, earning only average marks. He was drafted into World War II service shortly thereafter, where he continued to draw--even decorating soldiers' letters home. After leaving the military, he juggled two jobs, lettering pre-drawn comics and teaching at his alma mater, Art Instruction Schools. Initially selling single-panel cartoons to The Saturday Evening Post in 1948, Schulz sold the "L'il Folks" comic to the St. Paul Pioneer Press in 1950, changing the single-panel format to the now common multi-panel comic strip. For competitive reasons, the United Features Syndicate renamed the strip Peanuts," a name Schulz never liked. The newly syndicated comic strip was an immediate success, running eventually in 2000 newspapers worldwide. Schulz has been credited with transforming the cartooning field with his successful books, TV specials, and merchandising deals. Schulz's most prized award throughout his career was the National Cartoonists' Society's Reuben Award for outstanding cartoonist of the year, which he won in 1955 and in 1964. Critical of comic strips with political agendas, Schulz only used "Peanuts" as a political forum once--to protest the proliferation of sexual harassment claims. Otherwise, he steered clear of hot topics, focusing instead on the active imaginations of his dreamy, unfulfilled characters--many situations culled from his real life. Early in his career, Schulz fell in love with a redheaded accountant, Donna Johnson, who turned down his marriage proposal. Rejected, he married shortly thereafter, a relationship that lasted 21 years. Although his second and final marriage was reportedly a happy one, he apparently never forgot the sting of Donna's rejection, eventually immortalizing her in the "Peanuts" comic strip as the unattainable object of Charlie Brown's desire-- the Little Red-haired Girl. Described by close friends as an insecure, sensitive man, he suffered from numerous depressions and anxiety attacks. After receiving a diagnosis of colon cancer, he announced his retirement from the producing the comic strip, claiming that no other artist should determine the "Peanuts" legacy. He died just hours before the last Sunday edition of the "Peanuts" strip ran--the final strip of a 50-year cartooning career.
From the Publisher
Editors Note This ultra-deluxe retelling of the beloved story A Charlie Brown Christmas features music, dialogue, and colorful illustrations that will delight fans everywhere.In the holiday classic TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas, the Peanuts gang learns the true meaning of Christmas from a scraggly old tree. In this interactive edition of the story, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and friends come to life with the help of sound prompts that allow readers to listen to the unforgettable dialogue and music we love.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 04
Number of Pages 0048
Publisher Running Press Kids
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