Elevision Classic by Lee Mendelson with Reminiscences by Bill Melendez
five decades after the television special first aired it s still a family favorite drawing seven million viewers Now producer Lee Mendelson joins with the original Peanuts animator Bill Melendez to tell stories about cartoonist Charles M Schulz and the making of the specialDid you realize these three men created fifty prime time network specials during 38 years And they almost didn t appen Despite the fact that the first two specials A Charlie Brown Christmas and Charlie Brown s All Stars were number one and number two Charlie Brown s All Stars were number one and number two the ratings the network still wasn t convinced They told Mendelson they wanted a blockbuster third show or they wouldn t pick up the option for the fourth one But Schulz Mendelson and Melendez collaborated to bring us the story of Snoopy the Flying Ace and the Red Baron Lucy Charlie Brown and the football Halloween with Charlie Brown receiving rocks when e goes trick or treating and of course Linus and Sally sitting in the pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin They are all storylines that we ve grown to know and loveBut the book is so much It s the story of the music for all the specials And it s fascinating to read about the casting It s the story of the music for all the specials And it s fascinating to read about the casting the kids who played the characters knowing they would eventually grow out of the roles It s a book that s filled with over 150 gorgeous illustrations and memories for all of us who grew up watching the Charlie Brown specialsIt s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown was first shown in 1966 Generations of us ave now grown up with this special It s a treat to read the reminiscences by Lee Mendelson and Bill Melendez two of the three men who created an American memory It s a show that as become part of our culture with its message of ope and disappointment This gorgeous treatment of a beloved television classic would be a treasure for anyone who loves Charlie Brown This book is excellent very beautiful and vibrant pictures This is Charles Schulz art at it s finest if you are a fan of Charles Schulz art and The Peanuts Gang you need to add this series of books to your collection It would also make a treasured book for children as this is what it s meant to be and certainly brings the magic of the season aliv. Await the arrival of the Great Pumpkin in the pumpkin patch Full color illustrations 500. .
Almost five decades after the television special first aired it s still a family favorite drawing seven million viewers Now
A pretty nearly yearly read in this ouse and a classic of course featuring the somewhat confused Linus who writes a letter to the Great Pumpkin fully expecting On Liberty him to arrive with presents It won t be me to tellim the truth No Way Down having kept secrets about Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny from my own children for years WBut who could deny the adoring younger sister Sally the opportunity to sit in the most sincere pumpkin patch wither sweet brother Linus Who would dare call them clueless And of course Charlie Brown sorry spoiler gets a rock in Pulled Thread Embroidery his trick or treat bag in spite of thate is still there to comfort
Linus In The End I in the end I t realize the book English Humour for Beginners has been around for so long Iave long adored the TV special this is based on I Absolutely on Music have to admit I like the TV special better That s why this isn t 5 stars This book follows the show accept it leaves out the dance seuence they alwaysave The characters did seem to be wearing different clothes in this The TV show is fleshed out Still it is a great storyI do wonder The Ransom of Mercy Carter how Linus got the idea of the Great Pumpkin He just made this up and believes it so muche is willing to sit and wait each year in a pumpkin patch which I m surprised there are pumpkins left Now I want to see the TV show Poor Charlie brown and Gone for Good his rocks The kids love the TV special too and so they were glad to be able toave an experience of it since we don t own it We talked about the show while reading the book and it brought back good memories They gave it 5 stars I think it s the nostalgia at play Ah NostalgiaThe book left out a lot of the story from the cartoon like most of the Snoopy stuff It still ad enough to cartoon like most of the Snoopy stuff It still ad enough to fun and entertaining
*anyone and everyone *and everyone be familiar with the names Charles M Schulz Lee Mendelson and Bill Melendez Instantly when you ear these names you think of Charlie Brown Yes the loveable guy that everyone can remember and eld out British Society Since 1945 hope that one day Charlie would actually kick that football that Lucy was alwaysolding for im I can remember watching the television special of The Great Pumpkin with Charlie Brown and the gang It was entertaining Although I can not blame Linus for being scared I ad such an enjoyable time reading this book and getting to learn ow the whole Halloween special came to be Also. Adapted for the first time since the late 1960s this 35th anniversary tie in to the Peanu. ,
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*cool i savored *I savored moment If anything after reading this book it made me want to re watch this Halloween special There is nothing classic than Charlie Brown and the rest of the gang This book would make a great gift or table top book In this book Linus persists on Turning the Tide of Battle his uest to wait for the Great Pumpkin to come on Halloween to give gifts to all of the good girls and boys His sister Lucy carriesim I Curse the River of Time home from the pumpkin patch after findingim asleep This is a fun book for Halloween to show Once I Was a Princess how differently people interpretolidays We read this book multiple times a year even when it s not Court the Night (Blood Bonds, halloween it wouldn t bealloween without it It wouldn t be Halloween without it Our copy is a 1972 printing but this year we picked up the 2018 deluxe edition Both editions are wonderful and this is a Charles Schulz childhood favorite It s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown is all about Linus and Greed, Seeds and Slavery his belief in the Great Pumpkin He gives up trick or treating to wait for the Great Pumpkin on Halloween night and just about the only person who believese might be on to something is Sally Dear Great Pumpkin I am looking forward to your arrival on Halloween Night Everyone tells me you are fake but I believe in you LinusWill the Great Pumpkin bring toys and visit Linus this year Follow along to find out5 Even though the book was adapted for the television classic both are classics as far I m concerned Adorable Linus with Demons, Deliverance, Discernment his faithful blankie give up trick or treating to sit in the pumpkin patch waiting for The Great Pumpkin In the meantime Chairlie Brown isaving wardrobe malfunctions with Some Prefer Nettles by Junichiro Tanizaki Summary Study Guide his costume Halloween is my FAVORITEoliday and I adore all books that bring out the child in us during this time of year I also totally relate to Linus and is desire to see the Great Pumplin There is Santa Claus Leprechauns the Easter Bunnywhy don t we ever see the Great Pumplin Oh well there s always next year I read this book every year for Halloweenalways puts a smile on my face I am still waiting in my pumpkin patchnext year will be the year it all pays off I keep telling myself If I can already review a Christmas mystery I can certainly review a Halloween book The actual title is It s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown The Making of a Ts' classic television special features Linus giving up trick or treating on Halloween to.