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4.0 out of 5 stars "It's Hard to Change Direction in Midair."
This was the second treasure of the classic comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes." It contained all the strips from YUKON HO! and WEIRDOS FROM ANOTHER PLANET.

Naturally, the title stories are in this collection. In the first, Calvin secedes from the family and attempts to move to the Yukon. In the second, Calvin and Hobbes move to Mars when they get upset with the...
Published on 29 May 2009 by Mark Baker

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2.0 out of 5 stars It is okay
It is funny but not as funny as the other Calvin and Hobbes books.
Published on 28 Aug. 1998


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4.0 out of 5 stars "It's Hard to Change Direction in Midair.", 29 May 2009
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Mark Baker (Santa Clarita, CA United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Authoritative Calvin And Hobbes: The Calvin & Hobbes Series: Book Seven: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury (Paperback)
This was the second treasure of the classic comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes." It contained all the strips from YUKON HO! and WEIRDOS FROM ANOTHER PLANET.

Naturally, the title stories are in this collection. In the first, Calvin secedes from the family and attempts to move to the Yukon. In the second, Calvin and Hobbes move to Mars when they get upset with the state of the Earth's environment.

Of course, that's just four weeks or so of the year and a half worth of strips. We get two family camping trips. In the first, it rains the entire time. The second summer, Dad breaks his glasses at the start of the trip. Calvin's babysitter Rosalyn shows up a couple times as well. There are plenty imaginative adventures for Spaceman Spiff and some run ins with the evil Mom Lady for Calvin's Stupendous Man.

In other stories, Calvin and Susie have to work on a report on Mercury together. Calvin and Hobbes find a dinosaur skeleton in their own backyard and travel back in time. The Transmogrifier shows up as a hand held devise. And Calvin attempts to but together his first model.

Yes, there is lots of fun to be had here. I laughed quite a bit while rereading it. So don't misunderstand what I am about to say. I've always felt this was the weakest of the Calvin and Hobbes books. Yes, I laugh. Yes, there are some classics here (like the Opposite Day trio.) But, on the whole, the strip just wasn't quite up to the level of the others. It seems like he started strong, then wasn't quite sure what to do with it for a while. Mind you, these are still great strips. But they don't reach the level of humor and cultural commentary he'd reach later.

So, if you are already a fan of "Calvin and Hobbes," by all mean, get and enjoy this book. But if you've yet to discover this wonderful strip, start with one of the other books, then come back and enjoy this one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Best Collection!!!!!, 1 May 1997
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This is one cool book. It was my first C&H book ever. This has the two best "small" C&H books. Another cool thing about this book is that it colorizes all the comics that ran in the Sunday paper. The reason I didn't give it a higher rating was that it is not to the high standard of his new ones. I think that Weirdos From Another Planet is awesome but not as good as Yukon Ho!. If you have all the new ones (The Days are Just Packed and on) then buy this one for nostalgic purposes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER GREAT ONE, 30 Jun. 1998
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Another great one done by the master. Its got a great mix of color and black and white, and the humor is of course, the best. Its an essential to any calvin and hobbes collector. too bad he stopped making them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff, 11 Jun. 2014
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What's not to like about Calvin and Hobbes? I have the Kindle versions and their great to read on my iPads. It's a slight disappointment that the book is not compatible with the desktop app.
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5.0 out of 5 stars At last..., 14 Nov. 2013
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Once a month I check the Kindle store for Calvin and Hobbes and The Far Side - I have them all in print, but space in the handbag is an issue! Calvin and Hobbes has arrived - maybe Santa will deliver on The Far Side.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!!!, 3 Oct. 2011
This is an excellent Calvin and Hobbes compilation. It had me in stitches! :)

It should definitely be part of any C&H fans's library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Hilarity that is Calvin and Hobbes, 10 July 2009
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This review is from: The Authoritative Calvin And Hobbes: The Calvin & Hobbes Series: Book Seven: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury (Paperback)
I bought this as a present for my husband and son because they have a wacky sense of humour. I'm glad I did.

This is absolutely funny and not a day goes by that Calvin and Hobbes do not crack us up.

I'm planning to buy the entire Calvin and Hobbes collection bit by bit.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absoultly brilliant another stunning Calvin & Hobbes comic., 11 April 2000
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This review is from: The Authoritative Calvin And Hobbes: The Calvin & Hobbes Series: Book Seven: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury (Paperback)
What can I say but stunning, the funniest comic book I've read in ages. It is definitly a book for all ages.and I really recomend it. Remember Get Buying
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant. I have been reading this for decades and ..., 21 Oct. 2014
This review is from: The Authoritative Calvin And Hobbes: The Calvin & Hobbes Series: Book Seven: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury (Paperback)
Brilliant. I have been reading this for decades and bought it for my 7-yr old neice. She loves it just as much as me now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Collection!!!, 10 April 1999
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An excellent collections of cartoons by the famous Bill Watterson. A loveable friendship between a boy and his tiger friend.
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