copyright 1962; Determined Productions, Inc. publishers, San Francisco; smaller hardbound; very good condition with unmarked, clean pages; dust jacket fair with edge tears.
Description (from dust jacket) -
"Charles M. Schulz. There's no single adjective to describe Charles M. Schulz' attitude toward "happiness". Whatever it is must be felt by the millions who read his famous comic strip, Peanuts, in the daily newspapers.There's certainly a big share of that happiness in these pages, for all of use can identify with Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder and even Snoopy, the dog, who defines supreme happiness as "Walking through the grass in your bare feet". Charles M. Schulz was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1922 and was raised across the river in St. Paul. An undistinguished academic career at St. Paul Central High School (continued on back, interior DJ cover) ended in graduation in 1940, after which Charles studied cartooning with Art Institution Inc., served with the 20th Armored Division in World War II and married Joyce Halvorson. Starting a family that today numbers five children, Charles soon caught the attention of newspaper syndicates and magazines with his ability to grab living situations and shake all the humor out of them. Peanuts developed out of this fertile imagination and was so good it earned for Schulz the cartoonist's Oscar, the Reuben Award (1956), given by the National cartoonists' society to the outstanding cartoonist of the year. The Schulz family, plus all kinds of domestic animals, find happiness these days on a 28 acre ranch in the redwood country north of San Francisco, California"