Born to Draw Comics: The Story of Charles Schulz and the Creation of Peanuts

Born to Draw Comics: The Story of Charles Schulz and the Creation of Peanuts Review

A mixed-panel format picture book biography of Charles "Sparky" Schulz, creator of the beloved comic strip Peanuts.

As a child, Charles split his free time between adventures outdoors with his friends and dog Spike, and daydreams and doodles inspired by the comics he loved to read. He longed to become a professional cartoonist, but saw his dreams deferred by unexpected challenges that laid ahead: military deployment to the European front of World War II, and the heartbreak of a family tragedy back home. Even so, Charles never lost sight of the hopeful joy of his early years and his love for Spike, both of which inspired PEANUTS. The comic strip went on to become the most popular and influential in comics history.

For fans of Brad Meltzer’s New York Times-bestselling picture book biography of the Muppets and Sesame Street creator, I Am Jim Henson.

Christy Ottaviano Books

Title:Born to Draw Comics: The Story of Charles Schulz and the Creation of Peanuts
Edition Language:English

    Born to Draw Comics: The Story of Charles Schulz and the Creation of Peanuts Reviews

  • Jon(athan) Nakapalau

    Wonderful biography of Charles Schulz - sure to inspire any young artist! ...

  • Jessica

    Peanuts is so ubiquitous, yet I never knew much about Schulz. His story of persistence is relatable for young artists who face their own setbacks and obstacles. It was fun to see how elements of his c...

  • Barbara

    When I was growing up, the Peanuts comic strip was one of my favorite ones to read when I was perusing the Sunday funny pages and the daily newspaper. Not only was the strip humorous and relatable to ...

  • Tina Hoggatt

    I enjoyed this exploration of Peanuts creator Charles Schultz's childhood and development as a cartoonist. The comics framing by the author/illustrator is a lovely touch. Kids who aspire to be a comic...

  • Sandy Brehl

    A biography of Charles Schulz presented in comic/graphic format becomes accessible for many ages. Created with the colorful appea thl and simple images of "Sunday Funnies", this will be a widely share...

  • Marti

    I was a little disappointed. I expected more indepth infomation but then I am an adult who grew up in the Peanuts era. For the younger set it is a good introduction. Loved the format and the illustrat...

  • Rachel

    Solid biography that honors Schulz, the text is rather dry however and there are some big-time leaps, would have liked more information about some aspects, but the illustrations were a lovely connecti...

  • Kelly

    Laid out in comic panel style, this is a wonderful book of how Charles Schulz came to be the artist he was. Fantastic!...

  • Doris Raines

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS EVEN CHARLIE BROWN...

  • Robin

    Engaging, enjoyable picture book biography....