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Two Sesame Street history books arriving this fall

The collector's books will be the most in-depth publications ever on the 40 year history of the world's most famous street

By Greg James, Muppet Central
May 13, 2008

2009 will mark the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street. To celebrate the landmark occasion, Sesame Workshop is planning to release two brand-new books that take a loving look back at the incredible history of the world's most famous street.

A CELEBRATION OF FORTY YEARS OF LIFE ON THE STREET

Sesame Street A Celebration of 40 Years of Life on the Street"Sesame Street: A Celebration of Forty Years of Life on the Street" by Louise Gikow is a 256-page hardcover book that gives an inside look at every aspect of Sesame Street - beginning with the initial idea for the the show and the creation of the pilot episode and moving through its evolution over four decades.

The book will also provide an insider's view on many of the delightful Muppet and human characters, as well as the writers, directors, producers, and all the other creative people involved in the legendary series. The book will include hundreds of rare photographs from the Sesame Workshop archives. It will also feature excerpts from scripts, plus original character sketches and show notes.

"Sesame Street: A Celebration of Forty Years of Life on the Street" is set to be released by Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers on November 1, 2008. You can already pre-order your copy and save 34% off the regular price.

THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF SESAME STREET

Viking Press is also planning to release another book that explores the history of Sesame Street. "Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street" by Michael Davis, will take an extensive look at the development, rise and enduring success of television's most influential children's show by capturing the oral history of the beloved show.

For over five years, Davis conducted more than 200 in-depth interviews with Sesame Street's key players in order to collect the definitive story of the show. This 384-page hardcover book is planned for release on December 26, 2008. You can also pre-order your copy and save 34% off the regular price.

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