The Complete Peanuts 1979-1980

The Complete Peanuts 1979-1980 Cover

The Complete Peanuts 1979-1980

By Charles M. Schulz; Al Seth (Introduction by); Al Roker (Introduction by)

Fantagraphics Books, Hardcover, 9781606994382, 344pp.

Publication Date: April 11, 2011

Description
Charles Schulz enters his fourth decade as the greatest cartoonist of his generation, and Peanuts remains as fresh and lively as it ever was. (How do we know it's 1980? Well, for one thing Peppermint Patty gets herself those Bo-Derek-in-10 cornrows Peanuts timelessness occasionally shows a crack ) That said, The Complete Peanuts 1979-1980 includes a number of classic storylines, including the month-long sequence in which an ill Charlie Brown is hospitalized (including a particularly spooky moment when he wonders if he's died and nobody's told him yet), and an especially eventful trek with Snoopy, Woodstock, and the scout troop (now including a little girl bird, Harriet). And Snoopy is still trying on identities left and right, including the world-famous surveyor, the world-famous census taker, and Blackjack Snoopy, the riverboat gambler. In other extended stories, Snoopy launches an ill-fated airline (with Lucy as the agent, Linus as the luggage handler, and Marcie as what it was still OK then to call the stewardess) Peppermint Patty responds to being leaked upon by a ceiling by hiring a lawyer (unfortunately, she again picks Snoopy) plus one of the great, forgotten romances of Peanuts that will startle even long-time Peanuts connoisseurs: Peppermint Patty and Pig-Pen ?


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.

Broadcaster Al Roker is the weather anchor on NBC's The Today Show and co-host of Wake Up with Al on The Weather Channel. He is the author of several books: Al Roker's Big Bad Book of Barbecue, Al Roker's Hassle-Free Holiday Cookbook, Big Shoes: In Celebration of Dads and Fatherhood, Don't Make Me Stop this Car: Adventures in Fatherhood, and two murder mysteries, The Morning Show Murders and The Midnight Show Murders.

Al Roker is known to more than thirty million TV viewers and has won thirteen Emmy Awards, ten for his work on NBC's Today. He also hosts Wake Up with Al, a weekday morning program on the Weather Channel. A New York Times bestselling author, Roker lives in Manhattan with his wife, ABC News and 20/20 correspondent Deborah Roberts, and has two daughters and a son.