A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

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by Charles M. Schulz, Justine Fontes, Ron Fontes, Tom Brannon
     
 

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Based on the Home Video and Television Special!

It's Thanksgiving time! Peppermint Patty invites the gang over for dinner at Charlie Brown's, even though all he can make is cold cereal and toast! With the help of Snoopy and Woodstock, Charlie Brown braves the kitchen -- but can he make a meal everyone will be grateful for? Celebrate with the

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Based on the Home Video and Television Special!

It's Thanksgiving time! Peppermint Patty invites the gang over for dinner at Charlie Brown's, even though all he can make is cold cereal and toast! With the help of Snoopy and Woodstock, Charlie Brown braves the kitchen -- but can he make a meal everyone will be grateful for? Celebrate with the Peanuts gang as they give thanks in this adaptation of the classic television special.

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Children's Literature - Chelsea Nichole Peyton
It is time to put on those Thanksgiving pants! You know the ones that give a little, allowing a little extra room for those scrumptious dishes we wait for all year! In this traditionally soft childlike story of wonder that many of us love so much, Schulz includes the usual Peanuts gang. This picture book offers a lesson in what it means to be thankful and the importance of giving. The book starts off with a conversation between Charlie Brown and Lucy; as she yanks the football away just before he kicks it, she says, “Isn’t it peculiar, Charlie Brown, how some traditions just slowly fade away?” It is a great start because Charlie soon faces the challenge of making Thanksgiving dinner. With the help of Snoopy and a few others, he makes a sweet treat and otherwise non-traditional holiday meal. This sets his friends all awry; but soon they find out what it means to be grateful and learn that sometimes although tradition changes, it can still hold an element of warmth and comfort. Charlie Brown stories are wonderful for the holidays. Intended for children of all ages, this book combines a holiday celebration with a group of kids America readers love. The soothing and familiar illustrations depict exactly what one would imagine in reading it. The scenery has a watercolor effect, and each detailed and well organized illustration expresses much more than the words on the page. Readers will notice immediately within the background images is the shadowing. This almost makes the scenes more life-like. Schulz has captured each character’s personality while challenging the reader to consider what Thanksgiving is all about. A must-read for all turkey lovers! Reviewer: Chelsea Nichole Peyton; Ages 7 to 9.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689850271
Publisher:
Little Simon
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
Peanuts Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
3 - 8 Years

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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