“There's no use going to school unless your final destination is the library.” ― Ray Bradbury
Beginning in the mid-70s and onwards for ten years, a wonderful thing happened: Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus and their neighborhood chums were featured in a lovely series of 7x10 paper backs called Peanuts Parade. These books were gems, not simply for the humorous and philosophical contents inside but also the eye candy on the book jacket. Each cover displayed a catchy title and featured characters from Charles M. Schulz's popular comic. It was fitting that the book covers featured the colors of rubies, sapphires and emeralds (among others) for these were treasures to behold. A quick trip to our grade school library on a Friday afternoon, ensured that a week of hardship wouldn't be for naught. These riches would come home with us. After all, weekends were for reading and spending time with good friends.
Note: The Peanuts Parade books shown above are not listed in any particular order. Click here for more info on the series. Also, the image for book #29 entitled "The Way of the Fussbudget is Not Easy" is not the original book cover—as I have not been able to track it down.
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