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This winter, Thunder Bay Press is pleased to present The Snoopy Treasures by Peanuts expert Nat Gertler. Timed to the release of The Peanuts Movie, this comprehensive guide tells the story of everyone's favorite beagle from the beloved childhood pet who inspired his creation, to his status as a cultural icon and beyond.
The Snoopy Treasures is divided into 12 sections covering Snoopy's origins, his alter egos from Joe Cool to the Flying Ace, his family at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm, his friends in the beloved Peanuts gang, and his prevalence in pop culture ? in songs, movies, books, plays, parades, museums, and even NASA, who named a lunar landing module after him as they prepared to put man on the moon in 1969.?Each page features original Peanuts panels, side-by-side comparisons showing the evolution of Snoopy into the universally recognizable style we know today, photographs from the Schulz museum, and ten pieces of pullout memorabilia: an original Schulz drawing, a Snoopy baseball pennant (popular dorm d?cor in the 60s and 70s), a letter from President Ronald Reagan to Schulz, a bookmark, a bumper sticker, a punch out model of the Red Baron's plane, the last Peanuts strip ever printed, and more.
Nat Gertler is the author of about two dozen books, the Eisner-nominated writer of hundreds of comic book stories, and a Peanuts specialist. He has written a major book on Peanuts (The Peanuts Collection) and various stories for the Peanuts comic book, and he appears in featurettes on Peanuts DVDs, publishes books of Charles M. Schulz's non-Peanuts work, and writes about collecting Peanuts books at blog.AAUGH.com. He lives Camarillo, CA.?
This book is huge and very heavy! It is full of so much information that each page is an adventure. I have always enjoyed the Peanuts gang but this book shows that Snoopy is more than just a lovable sidekick. Lifelong fans and first-timers alike will discover something new within the pages of this in-depth book, making The Snoopy Treasures the perfect holiday gift for Snoopy lovers of all ages.