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Sparky & Spike

Written by Barbara Lowell and illustrated by Dan Andreasan
Published by Cameron + Company
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Goodreads Rating - 4.1 / 5.0
$16.95
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Target Age
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What's Sparky & Spike About

Publisher Summary

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.

What Kind of Book is Sparky & Spike

Categories:
biography
comics
Themes:
dogs

Trusted Reviews & Ratings

The Book Snob Mom
Mom, Avid Reader, Austen Fangirl
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5.0

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.

Mr. Staccato
Spent many carefree hours hunting clues with the Hardy boys and defending Redwall Abbey.
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3.5

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
1944903585
ISBN 13:
9781944903589
Publication Date:
April 23, 2019