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A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz, Paige Braddock

Since its top-rated debut on CBS in December 1965, A Charlie Brown Christmas has been one of America's most beloved television shows. Year after year, fans of all ages tune in to the Emmy-winning Christmas special that has earned a permanent place in the nation's popular culture.

This collector's treasury contains the entire script of A Charlie Brown Christmas, illustrated with full-color stills from the animated film. Producer Lee Mendelson and animator Bill Melendez pay tribute to the program with personal memories and reflections about the show, including charming anecdotes about their long friendship and working career with Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz. Offering rare, behind-the-scenes insights, they also share memories of the late, great jazz pianist/composer Vince Guaraldi and provide never-before-published background sketches, storyboards, production sheets, and other materials that bring the making of the show to life.

A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making of a Tradition also brings the sound of the show home with the piano/vocal musical scores for Guaraldi's "Christmas Time Is Here" and "Linus and Lucy," two songs that have become standards of American popular music.

As the very first Peanuts special, A Charlie Brown Christmas brought Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, and the rest of the gang to television. In addition to breaking the mold by using jazz music (which exposed millions of people to jazz for the first time and inspired a generation of jazz pianists), A Charlie Brown Christmas broke new ground by using real children for the voices instead of adult actors. Schulz, Mendelson, and Melendez created these andother innovations that made A Charlie Brown Christmas a unique and timeless work of animation art.

A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making of a Tradition celebrates this award-winning and history-making show with warmhearted memories, fascinating trivia, and colorful animation art that will delight fans of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689846083
Publisher: Little Simon
Publication date: 10/28/2001
Series: Peanuts Friends Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 2.60(w) x 2.40(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Charles M. Schulz is a legend. He was the hand and heart behind fifty years of Peanuts, which featured one of the world’s most beloved and recognizable cast of cartoon characters, until his death in 2000.

Tina Gallo is an award-winning author who has worked in children's publishing for twenty years. She has written more than sixty children’s books and currently resides in Throggs Neck, New York.

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Charlie Brown Christmas 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 154 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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! :)
Droiddict More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got this when it was half off and well worth the money. My daughter loves it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tap the text twice and it will pop up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son loves the thing!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is alsom and i love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 :)
AmberP4 More than 1 year ago
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.
dgantz1486 More than 1 year ago
This book is an old classic from the tv show. recommended to children of all ages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book . it is a nice book to read all year
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Especially love the inclusion of the song at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good book for early readers!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It good for kids
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these movies!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it but will be checking out the app too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great purchase. It brought back many childhood memories, and my nephews really loved it. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 3yearold chose this book and loves to listen to it, especially the peanuts gang singing, and loves playing the play pages too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The wonderful story of Charlie Brown and the true meaning of Christmas. The "read to me" function on Nook Color and Tablet is quite good, as is the "read and play." And aren't we all children at Christmas?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think I enjoyed this as much as my kids did. What a great treat. The interactive portions worked great. A lovely addition to our holiday traditions!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How could it not be?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its greatly made from a classic to an animated eBook; giving back vague memories of you reading it as a child. 5/5!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I open the boook and it gose red on me and thats it can i get my money back ??????