Monday, May 16, 2011

Sparky: The Life and Art of Charles Schulz

Sparky: The Life and Art of Charles Schulz
By Beverly Gherman
Chronicle Books, 2010. 125 pgs. Young Adult Nonfiction

Charles Schulz, also known as Sparky, was the creator of the beloved Peanuts cartoon and this short biography tells how he got started drawing and the events that helped him become a very successful cartoonist. Children, young adults and even adults will be drawn to this book because of the colorful pages and cartoons.

This biography was very basic which sometimes made it feel a little disjointed but I really enjoyed discovering how Sparky created the idea of the Peanuts cartoon and how different parts of his personality show up in each of the characters. I would recommend this biography to any budding artist, a student reluctant to read a biography or anyone looking for a fun, interesting read.


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