Charles Schulz's Peanuts is one of the most timeless and beloved comic strips ever. Now AMP! helps carry on that legacy with new collections of Peanuts classics focused around topics sure to resonate with middle-grade readers. Kicking off the series is Charlie Brown and Friends. Whether it's the curious relationship between a bird, Woodstock, and a dog, Sopy, or the never-ending crush that Peppermint Patty has on Charlie Brown, the gang's interactions are what make Peanuts resonate with kids. First published in 1950, the classic Peanuts strip w appears in more than 2,200 newspapers in 75 countries in 25 languages. Phrases such as security blanket and good grief, which originated in the Peanuts world, are w part of the global vernacular, and images of Charles Schulz's classic characters- Charlie Brown kicking the football, Lucy leaning over Schroeder's pia-are w universally recognized. Together these books will introduce a new generation of kids to the lovable cast in time for the new animated Peanuts movie, which hits theaters in 2015!
Charles Schulz is a legend. He was the hand and heart behind 50 years of Peanuts, which featured one of the world's most beloved and recognizable cast of cartoon characters, until his death in 2000.