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  • 4 stars across 29 books
    Charles Monroe Schulz (1922 -2000) was a 20th-century American cartoonist best known for his Peanuts comic strip. He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Dena and Carl Schulz. His nickname "Sparky" was given by his uncle, after the horse Spark Plug in the Barney Google comic strip. He attended St. Paul's Richard Gordon Elementary School, where he skipped two half-grades. As a result, he was the youngest in his class when he attended St. Paul Central High years later, which may have been the reason why he was so shy and isolated as a young teenager. After his mother died in February, 1943, he was drafted into the army and sent to Camp Campbell in Kentucky. He was then shipped to Europe two years later to fight in World War II. After leaving the United States Army in 1945, he took a job as an art teacher at Art Instruction Inc., which he attended before he was drafted. First published by Robert Ripley in his Ripley's Believe It or Not!, then in a series of chronicles, The Saturday Evening Post, his first regular comic strip, Li'l Folks was published in 1947 by the St. Paul Pioneer Press. (It was in this strip that Charlie Brown first appeared, as well as a dog that looked much like Snoopy). In 1950 he approached the United Features Syndicate with his best strips from Li'l Folks, and Peanuts made its first appearance on October 2, 1950. This strip became one of the most popular comic strips of all time. He also had a short-lived sports-oriented comic strip called It's Only a Game (1957-1959), but abandoned that strip due to the demands of the success of Peanuts.
    9th August 2011

    Peanuts: Snoopy Loves to Doodle: Create and Complete Pictures with the Peanuts Gang

    What is Snoopy drawing on his easel? Where is Charlie Brown going to kick the football? And what is Lucy's advice booth ... More

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    8th April 2014

    Peanuts: Be Active

    The Peanuts are all about having fun in the great outdoors, whether on the baseball field, the golf course, or on top of... More

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    4th September 2008

    Peanuts: A Charlie Brown Christmas Deluxe Ed

    Start this holiday season off with a bang by celebrating with the PEANUTS gang in the timeless classic A Charlie Brown ... More

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    8th April 2014

    Peanuts: Be Unique

    The Peanuts gang are the perfect role models for acceptance and letting our true selves shine. Be Unique is just the r... More

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    10th September 2013

    Peanuts: Be Friends

    Life would not be the same without friends. No matter what troubles we face, friends help us brighten those days that ma... More

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    22nd September 2015

    The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy the Flying Ace: Figurine and Sticker Book Kit

    Based on The Peanuts Movie (TM) starring Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, and the rest of the lovable gang adored by genera... More

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    26th September 2017

    A Charlie Brown Christmas Wrapping Paper Activity Book

    Kids and adults alike will love preparing for the holidays with this fun new activity kit featuring Charles M. Schulz's ... More

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