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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

by Charles M. Schulz
     
 

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It's Halloween!
Time for ghosts, ghouls, and... the Great Pumpkin? Linus is sure that this year the Great Pumpkin will finally appear. Join Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang for some spooky tricks and hilarious treats in this thirty-fifth anniversary adaptation of the television special!

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It's Halloween!
Time for ghosts, ghouls, and... the Great Pumpkin? Linus is sure that this year the Great Pumpkin will finally appear. Join Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang for some spooky tricks and hilarious treats in this thirty-fifth anniversary adaptation of the television special!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Haley Persall
Schulz tells a story of a young boy named Linus who believes that on Halloween night, the Great Pumpkin rises from the pumpkin patch and delivers bags of toys to children. Throughout the story, Linus tries to convince his friends to join him in waiting for the Great Pumpkin to appear. His friends, however, decide to go trick-or-treating instead. Readers will follow Linus through his journey to find the Great Pumpkin and will appreciate his friends in their skepticism. Schulz crafted this book to leave the reader wondering whether the Great Pumpkin exists or whether it’s just a figment of Linus’ imagination. The book delivers the same vibrantly colored illustrations for which Schulz has always been known. The characters’ actions as displayed in the illustrations add humor to the story. Reviewer: Haley Persall; Ages 8 up.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762433025
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
08/08/2008
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
488,263
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 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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