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Charles M. Schulz



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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A Charlie Brown Christmas Wooden Collectible Set

Charles M. Schulz
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Charles M. Schulz

The classic holiday special about Charlie Brown's search for the real meaning of Christmas is now available in a new innovative mini kit format. It includes a collectible 10-piece wooden set of the Peanuts gang gathered around television's most recognizable Christmas tree--a delightful decoration for any setting!Kit includes:* 10-piece illustrated, wooden collectible set of an iconic scene from A Charlie Brown Christmas--the Peanuts gang gathered around the Christmas tree* 32-page mini book with quotes and illustrations

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A Charlie Brown Christmas Wrapping Paper Activity Book

Charles M. Schulz
Authors:
Charles M. Schulz

Kids and adults alike will love preparing for the holidays with this fun new activity kit featuring Charles M. Schulz's beloved Peanuts characters. Inspired by the Christmas classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, this kit includes three 18x24 sheets of wrapping paper to color, an advent poster to hang up and count down the days until Santa arrives, plus 16 pages of activities and crafts to help make your holiday extra special. Cut out Charlie Brown and Snoopy ornaments for your Christmas tree or make holiday gift tags featuring Lucy, Pigpen, Woodstock, and others. A Charlie Brown Christmas Wrapping Paper Activity Book will provide hours of fun for the whole family as you get into the Christmas spirit with Peanuts.

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Peanuts: A Charlie Brown Christmas Coloring Kit

Charles M. Schulz
Authors:
Charles M. Schulz

Celebrate the beloved holiday classic with Charlie Brown and the whole gang! This portable colouring kit includes 10 coloured pencils and 40 illustrated cards connected by an accordion fold, featuring text on alternating cards so the story can be read as you bring this timeless favourite to vibrant life. Once complete, you can display or share your art the whole season through.

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Peanuts: Be Unique

Charles M. Schulz
Authors:
Charles M. Schulz

The Peanuts gang are the perfect role models for acceptance and letting our true selves shine. Be Unique is just the reminder to be you! From Snoopy's outrageous antics to Charlie Brown's unforgettable life experiences, this colourful group of friends shows there is no limit to being who you want to be. Filled with bright illustrations and popular quotes from the classic comics, this special book is sure to inspire the Peanuts fan in all of us.

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Peanuts: Be Active

Charles M. Schulz
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Charles M. Schulz
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Peanuts: Be Thankful

Charles M. Schulz
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Charles M. Schulz

Sometimes it helps to remember how much we have to be thankful for. Let the Peanuts gang help you count your blessings! Be inspired by Charlie Brown's sincerity, Snoopy's positivity, and Linus's generosity. Learn to love the things the Peanuts way!

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Peanuts: Be Friends

Charles M. Schulz
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Charles M. Schulz
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Peanuts: Be Kind

Charles M. Schulz
Authors:
Charles M. Schulz

Featuring a collection of inspirational values (such as Be generous" and Be compassionate") illustrated with favourite characters from the Peanuts gang, this pocket-sized book makes a thoughtful gift for someone being on the giving or receiving end of bullying or acts of unkindness, with the message that bullying is not OK.

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Peanuts: Be Brave

Charles M. Schulz
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Charles M. Schulz
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Peanuts: Be Yourself!

Charles M. Schulz
Authors:
Charles M. Schulz

pThe whole Peanuts gang is here to show that being you is fun! Inspired by the classic comics, this inspirational picture book identifies positive traits in each Peanuts character, such as Charlie Brown's determination, Sally's lovingness, and Snoopy's creativity. Like the Peanuts characters, all of us possess special and unique qualities it's just a matter of letting them shine!

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It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown: With Sound and Music

Charles M. Schulz
Authors:
Charles M. Schulz

Easter has arrived, and the Peanuts gang is ready to celebrate in this ultra-deluxe retelling of a classic children's tale featuring music, dialogue, and vivid illustrations from the most beloved group of children! In this interactive story based on the Emmy-nominated television special by creator Charles M. Schulz, the Peanuts kids are all a-hopping to their favourite Easter traditions while Snoopy and Woodstock are up to their own hijinks as usual. Readers will delight in the timeless story as our favourite characters come to life with the help of sound prompts that allow readers to listen to the unforgettable dialogue and music we love.

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It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: With Sound and Music

Charles M. Schulz
Authors:
Charles M. Schulz

This ultra-deluxe, interactive retelling of the spook-tacular story It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown will charm fans of all ages! Amidst a scary pumpkin patch, the Peanuts gang learns that even an eerie night like Halloween can be full of laughter and love.As an added bonus, this endearing tale based on the Emmy-nominated television special by Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz comes to life with amazing sound prompts that include dialogue and music from the cast of Peanuts characters that we've all come to adore and cherish. WINNER OF:The 4th China Print Awards(2013)Bronze medal -Children's Books2013 Premier Print Awards Certificate of Merit - Juvenile Books

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Good Grief! Charlie Brown Doodles

Charles M. Schulz
Authors:
Charles M. Schulz

Where is Charlie Brown going to kick the football? Where is Linus's blanket? And why is Snoopy smiling so mischievously? Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Peppermint Patty, Sally, and the rest of the Peanuts gang are up to their usual antics in this fun-filled doodle book. Charlie Brown is one of the most beloved and recognizable characters in history, and doodlers will relish the opportunity to fill in familiar scenes as well as create new ones. One-colour drawings and simple prompts throughout will inspire every doodler to bring Charlie Brown's world vibrantly to life!

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A Charlie Brown Christmas: With Sound and Music

Charles M. Schulz
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Charles M. Schulz
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Peanuts: Snoopy Loves to Doodle

Charles M. Schulz
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Charles M. Schulz
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Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown

Charles M. Schulz
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Charles M. Schulz

Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown follows Linus as he tries to give up his beloved blanket before Grandma's visit. Even with the help of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and Lucy, poor Linus realizes it's a little harder than he thought! Using illustrations from the television special, this is the perfect gift for any child or collectors' library.

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Snoopy & Woodstock: Best Friends

Charles M. Schulz
Authors:
Charles M. Schulz

Sixty years after the debut of the PeanutsĀ® comic strip, this kit commemorates the enduring friendship of Snoopy and Woodstock. They share a love of ice hockey, ice cream, and so much more. Woodstock chirps out birdspeak, a one-of-a-kind language that Snoopy is fortunate enough to understand, so they can communicate in a very special way. It's kind of like that with your own best friend, isn't it? This is a perfect gift for the Peanuts fan or anyone with whom you share that exclusive bond called friendship. The kit includes bendable figurines of Snoopy and Woodstock and a 32-page guide to maintaining the perfect friendship.

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Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown

Charles M. Schulz
Authors:
Charles M. Schulz

Valentine's Day is here, but will Charlie Brown get a Valentine? While the rest of the Peanuts gang is busy making cards and buying presents, Charlie Brown is still waiting to see if his first ever Valentine's Day card will come, maybe from that little red-headed girl! This adaptation of everyone's favourite Valentine's Day cartoon is a great collector's edition and a perfect gift for your own Valentine!

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

Charles M. Schulz
Authors:
Charles M. Schulz

The beloved Peanuts holiday special about Charlie Brown, Linus, a sad Christmas tree that's rescued, and the meaning of Christmas first aired on television in the 1960s. This charming, full-colour abridgment of the animated classic is the perfect stocking stuffer to celebrate the holiday season. PEANUTS © United Feature Syndicate, Inc.

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The Essential Calvin And Hobbes

Bill Watterson, Bill Watterson
Contributors:
Bill Watterson, Bill Watterson

Calvin, cheeky, hyperactive and mischievous, and Hobbes, his cuddly toy tiger who, as far as Calvin is concerned is very much alive and kicking, are two of the most loveable and hilarious characters to grace the comic strip in years.This collection contains material taken from Calvin and Hobbes and Something Under the Bed is Drooling, along with twelve pages of new material.