Jeff Prucher jprucher at YAHOO.COM
Thu Feb 25 18:34:40 UTC 2010

"Snoopy and the Red Baron" was actually a stand-alone, illustrated story, not a collection of comic strips. It's still not anything I'd have considered a novel (any more than I'd consider "Make Way for Ducklings" a novel), though.

Jeff Prucher

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> No real surprise, but now extended to include (surely under the influence of
> _graphic novel_) bound collections of loosely-connected comic strips:
> 2007 Wade L. Eakle in _Over the Front_ (League of WWI Aviation Historians)
> XXII 365 [Google Books]:  The next year, Schulz published his first
> full-length novel, entitled Snoopy and the Red Baron, followed by a sequel
> in 1969 that he called Snoopy and his Sopwith Camel.
> JL
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