Celebrate the “Peanuts”!

Did you know Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang are 70 years old this year? Celebrate with many of the Peanuts books that are on Hoopla (with your WNPL card)! Charles Schulz was born in Minnesota in 1922 and was known as Sparky. At one point, Peanuts was published daily in 2,600 papers in 75 countries and 21 languages. Over nearly 50 years, Schulz drew 17,897 published Peanuts strips. He influenced generations of cartoonists and illustrators from Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes) to Mo Willems (Elephant and Piggie). If you want to know more about Charles Schulz’ life try Born to Draw Comics: the Story of Charles Schulz and the Creation of Peanuts or Sparky: the Life and Art of Charles Schulz.