Kite-Eating Tree

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For the related theme park rides, see Kite Eating Tree (disambiguation).
The Kite-Eating Tree was an attraction at Camp Snoopy in the Mall of America before the rebrand in 2006.

The Kite-Eating Tree is a fictional tree featured in the comic strip Peanuts created by Charles M. Schulz.[1] In the comics, when Charlie Brown attempts to fly a kite, the kite always ends up tangled in the tree. Schultz considered the tree one of the series' 12 major set pieces.[2] He created the tree in response to his experiences with kites getting caught in trees, both as a child and when flying kites with his children. He stated that the kite "usually disappears over a period of several weeks. Now obviously the kite had to go someplace, so it seemed to me that the tree must be eating it." [3]


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  2. ^ Harvey, Robert C. (1994). The Art of the Funnies: An Aesthetic History. Univ. Press of Mississippi. pp. 216–. ISBN 9780878056125. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Commrie, Anne (1976-11-17). Something about the Author. Gale. ISBN 9780810300682. Retrieved 29 August 2015.