It’s amazing that the first Peanut’s strip appeared on October 2, 1950 in seven newspapers. Now 72 years later the group feels like old friends.The creator of Peanuts would have turned 100 years old tomorrow (November 26). What better way to celebrate his legacy than to present the 14th collection of his work.

SNOOPY CANNONBALL! features the iconic beagle and all the other characters you’ve come to love both through the comic strip and TV. Each cartoon is presented for the first time in color and the results bring even more admiration to the series.

From Charlie once again trying to kick a football before Lucy tricks him to good old Snoopy taking on any sport, the light humor is perfect for the 7-12 age group. Even those those of us a little older will feel a nostalgic connection to the gang. The 176 page paperback is the right choice to fill spare moments or take on a trip. You’ll be smiling for sure!


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  1. Antoinette Truglio Martin says:

    Reading the newspaper is. Ot complete without reading the comics and the comics are not complete without Peanuts. Thanks for this post.

  2. I agree, comics aren’t comics without Peanuts. They were born a year before I was. WOW. It’s been that long! Doubt it will ever loose it’s appeal.

  3. Thank you for the reminded about the centenary of Schultz’s birth. Cause for celebration if ever there was one. Maybe I’ll put together a post of some of the excellent biographies of him that have been published. Amazing how readable they still are– I have a lot of these collections as well.

  4. Awww. Snoopy is so cool and the Peanuts gang is so fun. Thanks for the heads up on this one. I will have to check it out.

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