Sparky by Beverly Gherman
The Life and Art of Charles Schulz

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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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Beverly Gherman has written biographies about authors, dancers, presidents, scientists and, of course, artists. Her engaging child-accessible style has won her many fans and many awards, including a California Library Beatty Award, a Booklist Editor's Choice, an SCBWI Golden Kite Honor, a Smithsonian Notable Book, and an Oppenheimer Toy Portfolio Gold Award. Beverly lives in San Francisco.
Published September 17, 2013 by Chronicle Books LLC. 128 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Comics & Graphic Novels, Children's Books, Arts & Photography.

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Charles Schulz, nicknamed “Sparky,” was the artist behind the Peanuts comic strip for more than 50 years and delighted the world with his popular characters—Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the gang—based on people the cartoonist knew.

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From his boyhood as an only child who loved the funny papers (and to draw) to his later years as a successful cartoonist whose life was cut short by cancer, Schulz always found inspiration for his art in his personal life.

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