In this fourth paperback volume, the 1950s close and Peanuts enters its golden age. Linus becomes downright eloquent and begins to fend off Lucy's bullying, although his neurosis becomes more pronounced, including a harrowing two-weeks of blanketlessness. Charlie Brown cascades further down the hill to loserdom, with lost kites and humiliating baseball losses. But the rising star is undoubtedly Snoopy. Also available for the holidays is a gift box containing this volume and Vol. 3 1955-1956.