Jacob's Linus Van Pelt Mini-Biography

Linus Van Pelt is Sally Van Pelt�s younger brother. He first appeared in the "Peanuts" cartoon on September 19, 1952. (From first comic on http://www.snoopy.com/comics/peanuts/meet_the_gang/meet_linus.html )

Linus always carries his blanket with him, for a sense of security. From this, the term �security blanket� was popularized. The first Peanuts comic Linus appeared carrying his blanket, while sitting in his signature pose, was on June 1, 1954. Linus has tried may times to give up his blanket. The first of these was on October 14, 1957. It did not go so well. Another example of Linus freaking out over his blanket being missing, was when it was first washed on May 31, 1955. Linus has trouble living without his blanket. It is his source of comfort, much like the blankets given out by the Linus Project, which was named after him, are for the children who receive them. " Linus Van Pelt inspired the term "security blanket" . . . continuing to believe in the Great Pumpkin. (http://www.snoopy.com/comics/peanuts/meet_the_gang/meet_linus.html , also from comics on the same page )

Linus is good friend with the main character of peanuts, Charlie Brown. They appear together in many comics. Charlie Brown�s little sister, Sally, is in love with Linus. She first realized this on August 23, 1960. (From second comic on http://www.snoopy.com/comics/peanuts/meet_the_gang/meet_sally.html ) She calls him her �sweet baboo�. The first time this happened was on January 27, 1977. (From comics on http://www.snoopy.com/comics/peanuts/meet_the_gang/meet_linus.html )

He astounds his friends, on a regular basis, with his insight- he is the comic�s intellectual. He does it all while sucking his thumb. He understands the true meaning of Christmas. Linus is the comic�s most knowledgeable member. "Linus Van Pelt inspired the term "security blanket"... continuing to believe in the Great Pumpkin." ( http://www.snoopy.com/comics/peanuts/meet_the_gang/meet_linus.html )