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The Peanuts Collection: Treasures from the World's Most Beloved Comic Strip

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This fully authorized, one-of-a-kind illustrated book celebrates the 60th anniversary of the world's most beloved comic strip characters. A compendium of rare materials from the Charles M. Schulz Museum and family archives, The Peanuts Collection comes in a sturdy slipcase and features high-quality reproductions of original sketches, comics, and photographs from the world of Peanuts. Removable film cels, stickers, and booklets are included, as well as reproduction prints of Peanuts artwork ready for framing. ...

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Overview

This fully authorized, one-of-a-kind illustrated book celebrates the 60th anniversary of the world's most beloved comic strip characters. A compendium of rare materials from the Charles M. Schulz Museum and family archives, The Peanuts Collection comes in a sturdy slipcase and features high-quality reproductions of original sketches, comics, and photographs from the world of Peanuts. Removable film cels, stickers, and booklets are included, as well as reproduction prints of Peanuts artwork ready for framing. Written by Peanuts aficionado Nat Gertler, with quotes from Schulz family members and a foreword by daughter Amy Schulz Johnson, the text offers insight into the making of the comic strip and its impact beyond the realms of newspapers and books to film, television, and popular culture. The Peanuts Collection is a must-own keepsake for anyone who loves Snoopy and the gang.

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The first Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts cartoon ran sixty years ago; October 2nd, 1950, to be exact. Since then, Peanuts fans have been savoring every tidbit of Charlie Brown and Lucy wisdom and memorabilia. The truly unique collection features high-quality reproductions of Peanuts items that even diehard aficionados have never seen: sketches, comics, and photographs; removable features including film cells, stickers, and artwork suitable for framing. For Peanuts fans, this oversized, slip-cased hardcover is the gift of the season.

Publishers Weekly
This slipcased, scrapbook-style homage to Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts commemorates the comic strip's 60th anniversary. Mined from the Schulz museum and family archives, photographs, booklets, prints, and removable reproductions (such as a Peanuts-themed "scrapbook" for the Ford Falcon) document the evolution of characters like Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. The volume of merchandise on display makes evident the comic's cultural influence, but readers may be surprised to learn of the comic's social impact: a 1968 letter (included as a reproduction) implores Schulz to diversify the cast: "It occurred to me today that the introduction of Negro children... could happen with a minimum of impact" (Schulz then introduced Franklin). And following the publication of Silent Spring in 1962, Lucy mentions that her baseball bat is signed by Rachel Carson. Discussions of Schulz's 2000 death and Peanuts themes like "unrequited love" may bring a tear to the eyes of steadfast fans. The comic's spirit of quiet wisdom resonates through the carefully compiled memorabilia. (Oct.)
The Christian Science Monitor
"A gold mine of Peanuts memorabilia and removable inserts. . . ."
Deseret News
"From the high-quality reproductions of original sketches, comics and photographs to the removable film cells, stickers and booklets, the attention to detail is impressive. There are even reproduction prints of Peanuts artwork ready for framing. . . . . With quotes from the Schulz family and elements from throughout Peanuts' 60 years, this interactive book is one that fans new and old won't want to put down."
Collectors Gazette
". . . the ultimate present and truly a book for collectors"
Jeannie Schulz
"There are lots of lovely surprises here to delight Peanuts fans. The interactive elements make the book fun to investigate and readers will open these letters with the same anticipation my husband did when he received them."
From the Publisher
"There are lots of lovely surprises here to delight Peanuts fans. The interactive elements make the book fun to investigate and readers will open these letters with the same anticipation my husband did when he received them."
Jeannie Schulz

"A gold mine of Peanuts memorabilia and removable inserts. . . ."
The Christian Science Monitor

From the high-quality reproductions of original sketches, comics and photographs to the removable film cells, stickers and booklets, the attention to detail is impressive. There are even reproduction prints of Peanuts artwork ready for framing. . . . . With quotes from the Schulz family and elements from throughout Peanuts' 60 years, this interactive book is one that fans new and old won't want to put down."
Deseret News

". . . the ultimate present and truly a book for collectors"
Collectors Gazette

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316086103
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 10/25/2010
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 460,577
  • Product dimensions: 10.60 (w) x 11.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Nat Gertler is the founder and author of Aaugh.com, a comprehensive resource for Peanuts collectors and fans. Gertler has written for Speed Racer, Flintstones, and NASCAR Adventures. He has authored horror works for Pocket Books, written a number of titles in the Complete Idiot's Guide series, contributes regularly to Hogan's Alley, a comics-related magazine, and is the founder and publisher of packager About Comics.

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  • Posted December 13, 2010

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    For lovers of Peanuts

    The Charlie Brown Christmas special was on tv the other night. The very same one since - do you believe this - 1965! Forty five years. And I still enjoy watching it. It's a classic and brings back so many memories.

    And memories are the order of the day in Nat Gertler's new book The Peanuts Collection. Subtitled; Treasures From the World's Most Beloved Comic Strip.

    And that it is. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone in North America who doesn't recognize the characters. When the strip began it was carried in 7 newspapers and topped out at 2600 papers! Charles Shulz created the Peanuts comic strip and created 18,000 strips over the course of 50 years. Reprints are still carried by over 2200 newspapers.

    The introduction by Shulz's daughter Amy says it best..." My dad believed that he was born to draw his comic strip, and his fans refer to him as a genius. If he is a genius, then I believe it is because of his ability to create characters that were loved as thought they were real and to draw fifty year's worth of strips that had relevance in the lives of millions of people."

    Gertler has combed through both family mementos and the archives of The Charles M. Shulz Museum to showcase Peanuts materials, items, stories, pictures and ephemera - many not seen before.

    Each of the characters is covered, from their early look to the nineties, complete with their contributions to the strip. There was so much included - toys and games based on the characters, advertising(the amount of products was amazing!) social causes, books, colouring pages, television specials. I appreciated the level of detail. The book is filled with beautifully glossy pictures. It's an interactive book as well. There are lots of little pockets with reproduction of letters, baseball cards, greeting cards, sketches, songbooks and more. There is even a set of prints included that could be framed. Here's a shot of what's inside. Or check out this slideshow.

    It's the season for gorgeous coffee table and collector books and this is one you don't want to miss. Perfect for a Peanuts fan or nostalgia buff. It's a fitting tribute to an American icon.

    Now who is your favourite character? I always wanted to see the inside of Snoopy's doghouse. And I always had a soft spot for Peppermint Patty.

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  • Posted September 27, 2014

    Highly recommended

    Love this book amazing. Everyone peanuts lover must have book

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  • Posted January 1, 2012

    Great book! Highly recommended for young and old alike.

    A lot of history of the Snoopster in this book!

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