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Sparky & Spike

Written by Barbara Lowell & illustrated by Dan Andreasan
Published by Cameron + Company
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What's Sparky & Spike About

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This charming book is a story about a boy nicknamed Sparky and his beloved dog, Spike. Spike is the most amazing dog ever. He inspires Sparky to draw. Someday, Sparky will be an artist. Based on the childhood of Charles Schulz, creator of the world-renowned Peanuts comic, and the dog who inspired the most beloved dog of all—Snoopy—this book will resonate with children everywhere. Sparky & Spike includes a biographical note, as well as archival photographs of Sparky and Spike and a letter Charles Schulz wrote to the book’s illustrator, Dan Andreasen, when Andreasen was a boy.

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Mr. Staccato
Spent many carefree hours hunting clues with the Hardy boys and defending Redwall Abbey.
3.5 / 7.0
The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
5.0 / 7.0

This story about big dreams, real childhood struggles and the love of a dog (this part I can’t relate to…) is made that much better by the fact that it’s a true story… so you feel like you’re learning something factual you can keep with you! The illustrations are awesome (love the note from Charles Schutz to the illustrator as a young man!) and give an error of dating that lends character to the story.

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Book Topics › biography
Children's Books About Biography
Book Topics › comics
Children's Books About Comics
Book Topics › 20th century
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Who Wrote Sparky & Spike

Barbara Lowell
Barbara Lowell
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