copyright 1966, "Published, September 1966" stated; Weekly Reader Children's Book Club Edition; hardbound in red illustrated boards; quite good condition with unmarked pages and tight binding.
Snoopy and the Red Baron is Charles Schultz's first full-length novel. In the tradition of the great war novels, it is an odyssey of love, guts and tears; its larger-than life protagonist-Ace Pilot Snoopy.
Dressed in a leather flying cap, goggles and scarf, Snoopy took to the skies atop of his doghouse, which his imagination transformed into a Sopwith Camel biplane. Throughout the years, Snoopy’s dogfights against the elusive and infamous Red Baron, based on a real German flying ace named Manfred von Richthofen, captured readers hearts and imaginations. As their aerial battles raged on, Snoopy could often be seen waving his fist in the air and shouting “Curse you Red Baron!” – a phrase that still lives on in popular culture. The Flying Ace’s debut occurred during a period of resurgence that glamorized WWI aviators in films, radio dramas, novels, and comics.