This winter, Thunder Bay Press is pleased to present The Snoopy Treasuresby 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 décor 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.
Lifelong fans and first-timers alike will discover something new within the pages of this in-depth compendium, making The Snoopy Treasures the perfect holiday gift for Snoopy lovers of all ages.
About Nat Gertler
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.
I love this book. It is not only big and well written it is full of history for "REAL" fans of Snoopy. No stone is left unturned in this treasury of memorabilia.
Starting from the first few pages there is a ton of illustrations and information on yours and my favorite beagle.
From the creator of snoopy to Woodstock and even Snoop's family you will know all there is to know in this treasure trove.
I love the little sections of memorabilia like the pendent, book mark and letter from Ronald Reagan. So cool.
Great gift idea.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy for my honest opinion.