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

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

  • Jon Nakapalau

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

  • Sharon Lawler

    Perfect for the fans of the Peanuts and Snoopy , especially for those not ready for chapter books. The back matter offers additional detail....

  • 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 ...

  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*

    Born to Draw Comics: The Story of Charles Schulz and the Creation of Peanuts by Ginger Wadsworth, illustrated by Craig Orback. PICTURE BOOK / NON-FICTION Christy Ottaviano Books (Henry Holt and Compan...

  • Cindy Dobrez

    I've visited the Schultz Museum in Santa Rosa and read Sparky: The Life and Art of Charles Schulz written for a middle-grade audience, but this is a nice introduction to the man behind Peanuts. The il...

  • Ann Haefele

    Picture book biography told with a combination of traditional text and graphic novel style. Charles Schultz knew he wanted to be a professional cartoonist since he was young, and stuck to his dreams t...

  • 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...

  • Amy

    I absolutely LOVED this book! I am a huge Peanuts fanatic, but I did not know a lot about the creator of Peanuts, as well as his back story. This book was very inspiring, and it teaches kids that you ...

  • 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...