A Charlie Brown Christmas

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Start this holiday season off with a bang by celebrating with the PEANUTS gang in the timeless classic A Charlie Brown Christmas. Read along with Charlie Brown in his heartwarming quest to uncover the true meaning of Christmas with Snoopy, Linus, and friends! This cloth bound deluxe collector’s edition is faithful to the original television special that airs every Christmas season and makes the perfect gift for young and old PEANUTS fans.

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Start this holiday season off with a bang by celebrating with the PEANUTS gang in the timeless classic A Charlie Brown Christmas. Read along with Charlie Brown in his heartwarming quest to uncover the true meaning of Christmas with Snoopy, Linus, and friends! This cloth bound deluxe collector’s edition is faithful to the original television special that airs every Christmas season and makes the perfect gift for young and old PEANUTS fans.

Surrounded by other kids with extremely commercial ideas about Christmas, Charlie Brown struggles to understand the true spirit of the holiday.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas first aired in 1965, and for many of us Christmas just wouldn't be the same without this classic tale of a boy's search for the true meaning of Christmas. A beautifully illustrated volume celebrating this beloved holiday TV classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making of a Tradition, will be treasured by Peanuts fans of all ages.
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Rather than using a book to generate a movie, A Charlie Brown Christmas puts the dialogue of a television special right on the printed page along with all of our favorite Peanuts characters. The story is familiar and worthy of repeating season after season. Charlie Brown is dejected by all the "greedy buying and selling that had become Christmas" but is unable to pull together his friends for a peaceful and successful performance of their holiday play. His efforts to bring just the right Christmas tree to the stage leave him even more dejected when the one tiny tree he finds falls to the ground with the weight of a single ornament. "Everything I touch gets ruined!" he moans. But spurred by the sweet innocence of Linus, the others decorate the little tree until it becomes a beautiful centerpiece for the season. Each Peanuts character in the story provides a "teachable moment"¾Charlie Brown's idealism, Sally's youthful selfishness, Lucy's arrogance, Linus' thoughtful caring. It is a story of simplicity, sincerity and friendship that reminds readers of the essence of the Christmas holiday with humor and page after page of well-loved artwork. 2001, Little Simon, $5.99. Ages 4 up. Reviewer: Karen Leggett
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762433056
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/22/2008
  • Series: Peanuts Series
  • Edition description: Deluxe
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 229,262
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.50 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2011

    New way to enjoy this classic story

    I enjoyed this nook book (the most expensive purchase for me to date), however it was worth it. My children love the interaction with the characters, and the decorating of the Christmas tree is fun for kids of all ages. The song at the end was a nice surprise. This is one we will be re-reading for years to come.

    60 out of 74 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 29, 2011

    Get the App!

    The book is nice if you just want a book but the text is too small to read without magnifying lenses. The app is more like the show and is absolutely delightful plus it costs less!

    32 out of 47 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2011

    Review

    Its a great book

    28 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2011

    LUVED IT!

    I didnt buy the book i got the FREE SAMPLE since im 12 and have already out grown it, but i still LUV The Peanuts. I would recomend this books fior kids ages 1-6. VERY CUTE BOOK! :)

    21 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2011

    Dont worry with small font

    Tap the text twice and it will pop up!

    14 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2010

    Classic Peanuts

    This is a book worth making a yearly tradition of reading. The true story of Christmas is presented through a cast of colorful characters. If you're a child of the 60's it will bring back happy memories.

    12 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Great book!

    My son loves the thing!

    11 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2011

    cow

    It is alsom and i love it

    9 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2011

    I love it.....my toddler, not so much.

    I love this book! But I may have jumped the gun by thinking my 2 year old would sit through the whole book, lol! She loved the first 5 pages and the song at the end though. Can't wait till she's old enough to read it all with me :)

    9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    I cant open it

    WHY CANT I OPEN IT????????????

    8 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Love

    Got this when it was half off and well worth the money. My daughter loves it!

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2011

    Grrr

    I open the boook and it gose red on me and thats it can i get my money back ??????

    7 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Is wonderful

    How could it not be?

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Lexi

    I <3 charile brown

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    Nice book!

    I love this book .
    it is a nice book to read all year

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2011

    Good Christmas story - hard to read

    This book reproduces the paper book very well. It may be good on a tablet, but the text is too small for the color nook.
    The colors are sharp and the story is good for small children, but the format does not allow the user to make any adjustments to text or brightness. Not so good for grandmother eyes.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 5, 2013

    Great Holiday Book

    This was a wonderful interactive book for the holidays. My children ages 3 and 9 both enjoyed this book and we read this everynight along with another holiday book. My 3 year old still wants to read it even though the holidays are over. Great pictures.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

    Charlie brown

    (3

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Eeehhh

    Well i only read the sample but it was only three pages long
    Is the real book only this long?
    Pleas someone answer my questions

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2013

    a classic

    This book is an old classic from the tv show. recommended to children of all ages.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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