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Matt Groening, the creator and executive producer of the Emmy® Award-winning series The Simpsons, as well as creator of the cartoon strip "Life in Hell" and the animated FOX television series Futurama, is the man responsible for bringing animation back to primetime and creating an immortal nuclear family. In addition, Groening formed Bongo Comics Group in 1993 and currently serves as publisher of The Simpsons Library of Wisdom, Simpsons Episode Guides, Simpsons Comics, Bart Simpson Comics, Radioactive Man Comics, Simpsons Comics Treasure Trove, the annual Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror, Futurama Comics and more than 36 comic compilations, as well as many instant classics including Bart Simpsons Guide to Life, The Simpsons Handbook and The Simpsons Uncensored Family Album.

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Product Details

  • Series: The Simpsons Library of Wisdom
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Design; New title edition (October 18, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061116602
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061116605
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 6.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #340,926 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Matt Groening, creator and executive producer of Fox's Emmy Award®-winning series The Simpsons, made television history by bringing animation back to primetime and creating an immortal nuclear family. The Simpsons is the longest running primetime animated series in television history and is currently the longest-running comedy on television, having aired more than 400 episodes. In July 2007, the highly anticipated feature film The Simpsons Movie opened in theaters with worldwide grosses of more than $525 million to date.

Originally brought to life in 1987 for The Tracey Ullman Show, The Simpsons was Groening's amazing entry into the television animation world. Previously, he was best-known for his "Life in Hell" cartoon strip, an irreverent portrayal of love, work, school, life and relationships that currently appears in more than 250 newspapers worldwide and in a multitude of books.

Groening's other Emmy-Award®-winning creation, Futurama, launched on Fox in March 1999 and ran for five seasons. Last year Fox released the direct-to-DVD full-length original feature Futurama: Bender's Big Score. Three additional films will be released and the entire series with new episodes will air on Comedy Central this year.

In 1993, Groening formed Bongo Comics Group, where he serves as publisher of The Simpsons Library of Wisdom, Simpsons Episode Guides, Simpsons Comics, Bart Simpson Comics, Radioactive Man Comics, Simpsons Comics Treasure Trove, the annual Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror, Futurama Comics, more than 36 comic compilations, as well as instant classics including Bart Simpsons Guide to Life, The Simpsons Handbook, and The Simpsons Uncensored Family Album among others!

In addition to the many awards bestowed on his creations (including Emmys, Annies, and the prestigious Peabody Award), Groening was personally honored with the Rueben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year, the highest honor presented by the National Cartoonist Society. To date there are more than 14 million copies of books from HarperCollins in print throughout North America, the UK, and Australia based on The Simpsons, Futurama, and Life in Hell.

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Format: Paperback
This slim little volume features everything you'd ever want to know about one of your favorite Simpsons characters, Bart. The book opens with a timeline reviewing all the significant milestones in Bart's life. The various "Bart Zones" sections describe in detail some of Bart's most-visited sites, including the school cafeteria and his tree house. Also featured are significant people in Bart's life, from his school friends and enemies to the girls who have stolen his heart. Of course, a book without Bart wouldn't be complete without some mischievousness, so you'll also get some ideas for making prank telephone calls as well as suggestions for Bart's "Dream Tattoos." Finally, the book begins and ends with Bart's Top 40 and his Bottom 40, respectively. A great stocking stuffer for any die-hard Simpsons fan!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By AC Carroll on April 11, 2005
Format: Paperback
Brilliant! Includles profiles of characters like Fat Tony, as well as valuable sections such as "pullable pranks." Almost every page is a new original concept with one of the highlights being a delightful review of how to annoy adults by having "...fun with facial muscles." And did you know that Bart plans to change his name to Steve Bennett when he is older?

AC Carroll

Salt Lake City, Utah
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marea V. Breedlove on January 30, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My family loves the Simpsons. For some reason they just can't get enough. So, I bought them the books. Not only did I buy the Bart book, I bought the Homer, Lisa, and Ned Flander's Book of Faith. They are all hilarious!

If you are a Simpsons fan I highly recommend these books. They will make you laugh!
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By Justine on May 19, 2014
Format: Hardcover
This instalment was better than Comic Book Guy but not as good as Marge. I felt like there wasn't enough Bart in the Bart book. 50% of it was talking about other characters, not that I didn't enjoy what I learned about them, but this is the Bart book not the other secondary characters book.
Despite that, this was still an enjoyable read and I look forward to reading the rest.
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My 8 year old son really loves this book! This book has been a great incentive for him to pick up and start reading on his own. There are some very slight inappropriate phrases in the book, but nothing too crazy. Overall, this book has been fantastic for him, and most importantly, it has kept his interest for months now. There is a lot to look at!
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By OK State Gal on January 9, 2007
Format: Paperback
My son loves the Simpsons and wasn't too into reading. I thought what better way to get him into reading than buying him books about his beloved Simpsons. Sure enough he sat down with it and read it cover to cover without getting off the couch.
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