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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: The Making of a Television Classic Paperback – September 19, 2006
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For over 35 years, children have eagerly anticipated Halloween, not just for the tricks and treats, but because they know their favorite television special will be aired. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is based on this TV program, so now fans can enjoy the Halloween antics of the Peanuts gang any time. (Ages 5 to 8) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
“It is very true to the original fun and glorious story of Linus and The Great Pumpkin and I loved sharing it with my family.”
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This book doesn't work, in my opinion, precisely because it is NOT the TV movie. As a picture book it is placed directly into the world of children's literature and as such, the innocence of the readership makes satire seem inappropriate and it comes off as bad-tempered, impatient and indifferent to the feelings of others. This is not something I want to convey to children and it is not something I like to see done to a classic.Read more ›
I will look at the book, once again, as I have for so many years, some of which were in the classrooms of life, both in school and wherever else we may have been. I remember the many times I read this story to the children, trying to encourage them to hold on to hope, always. Just as in the story itself, there were skeptics who complained that this story was not valuable, these same "skeptics", that is doubters, walked through their lives just as the characters in the story.
Charlie is watching as Linus is writing a letter to the Great Pumpkin, in hopes of seeing him on Halloween night. This has gone on for several years; it's a ritual with Linus, like the ritual of waiting for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. Many of the characters in the Peanuts Gang, laugh and make fun of Linus' devotion to waiting for the Great Pumpkin. The only character who just might think the Great Pumpkin will come is Sally, the little blond whispy haired girl who has a crush on Linus. She just glows when Linus speaks and she hopes that the Great Pumpkin will show himself. Even she is a reminder that we all need someone to believe in us.
As the story moves along, we all know, each of the characters has his or her hopes of getting bags of Halloween candy, cookies, and apples; some get rocks. Why? It's kind of a tradition to give rocks or stones to kids either because they need to behave better, or because someone wants to mess with them.Read more ›
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This is an excellent book, a classic! This can be read to a newborn up to 4 years old...and after that, it may still be in you're toddler's shelf of go-to classics which they turn... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Make sure that you read "Miniature Edition"...I repeat, really miniature edition...so small as to be useless unless you were putting it in a dollhouse. Read morePublished 2 months ago by RJRJr
The seller was excellent sent replacement very happy would recommend selling delightful bookPublished 2 months ago by Rosa Williams