Sonderbooks Book Review of Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz

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***Peanuts

The Art of Charles M. Schulz

edited by Chip Kidd

Reviewed November 11, 2001.
A Sonderbooks' Best Book of 2001
Pantheon Books.  2001.

This is in the adult new books section of the library, but every member of my family read and enjoyed it, from my 7-year-old on up.

If you love Peanuts, you’ll welcome the publication of this book.  It focuses on the development of his art and the characters in the strip.  The comics are actually photographed from old newspapers and his original drawings.  The focus is mainly on the early strips of the 50’s and 60’s, since that’s when most of the personalities of the characters developed.  It’s interesting to see Schroeder’s first playing of the piano and Snoopy’s first thought with words.  This book is truly a delight!
 
Reviews of other books about the work of Charles Schulz:
The Complete Peanuts: 1950 to 1952
The Complete Peanuts: 1953 to 1954
The Complete Peanuts: 1955 to 1956
The complete Peanuts: 1967 to 1968
The Complete Peanuts: 1969 to 1970
The Complete Peanuts: 1971 to 1972
The Complete Peanuts: 1973 to 1974
The Complete Peanuts: 1999 to 2000
Snoopy's Guide to the Writing Life,
edited by Barnaby Conrad and Monte Schulz

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