Sparky

The Life and Art of Charles Schulz

By Gherman, Beverly

Publishers Summary:
As the artist behind the beloved Peanuts comic strip for more than 50 years, Charles Schulz arguably the most famous cartoonist in the world created a colorful cast of characters that continues to bring humor and comfort to millions of readers. In this distinctively designed yet highly accessible book, renowned children's biographer Beverly Gherman traces both the life events that shaped Schulz's art and the various ways in which art influenced his life in return. Acclaimed by artists ranging from Andrew Wyeth to Mo Willems, the artistic elements of Schulz's work are brought to life in a colorful layout and thoroughly explored in an enchanting text that will draw in even the most reluctant readers.

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978-0-81186-790-0
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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2010

Gr 5-9 Upon initial glance, this volume resembles a gift book with its multicolored pages and large font. However, the text flows beautifully and is organized into 11 clear chapters that highlight important events and people in Schulz's life that influenced his work. Many "Peanuts"characters, for instance, were based on actual peop...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

Gherman's latest biography (<i>Norman Rockwell: Storyteller with a Brush</i>; <i>Ansel Adams: America's Photographer</i>) makes clear that Sch...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on April 1, 2010

An informative and enjoyable biography of a popular cartoonist. Readers will empathize with Sparky and take pleasure in his successes. The plentiful photographs and...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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