The Story of Walt Disney: Maker of Magical Worlds

The Story of Walt Disney: Maker of Magical Worlds

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by Bernice Selden, Yearling Staff
     
 

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When Walt Disney was a child, he loved to draw. It's no wonder he grew up to create such memorable and loveable characters as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.

Walt Disney spent a lifetime entertaining and delighting millions of children and adults alike--on film, on television, and in his magical kingdoms of Disneyland and Disney world. This is his story.

Overview

When Walt Disney was a child, he loved to draw. It's no wonder he grew up to create such memorable and loveable characters as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.

Walt Disney spent a lifetime entertaining and delighting millions of children and adults alike--on film, on television, and in his magical kingdoms of Disneyland and Disney world. This is his story.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4-7-- A fast-paced look at the life and contributions of the man who created Disneyland, Mickey Mouse, and dozens of other cartoons and feature films. Selden enlivens the facts with humorous anecdotes and a cheerful, personable writing style. Errors and inconsistencies are minor. The book lacks an index, bibliography, and master list of films, but includes a section of black-and-white photographs. Other Disney biographies include DiFranco's Walt Disney: When Dreams Come True (Dillon, 1985; o.p.), which is less detailed than Selden's; Montgomery's fictionalized, abbreviated Walt Disney: Master of Make-Believe (Garrard, 1971), for younger children; and Fisher's The Walt Disney Story (Watts, 1988), for YAs, which focuses more on Disney's film work and overall achievements than on his personal and family life. --Ann W. Moore, formerly at Lane Road Library, Columbus, OH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440402404
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
10/28/1989
Series:
Yearling Biography Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
777,946
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 7.67(h) x 0.26(d)
Lexile:
870L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Story of Walt Disney, Maker of Magical Worlds 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What i thought of the book was very inspioring and how many mustakes you can make before you exed in what you belive in I loved this book and you will too Yours truly Anonomous
LauraMHartman More than 1 year ago
This biography of Walt Disney is interesting and informative. It begins with Walt as a young boy who has to work before school with no pay and ends with his vision of Disney World coming to life.  Young Walt and his brothers do not have an easy life. His father was very strict and his family did not have much money. But even as a young boy he loved to draw and make people laugh. His father often disapproved but he still went to theaters, left home at 16 to join the military and opened his own business drawing cartoons when the war was over. The rest, as they say, is history. He was not always the famous man we think of today, but never gave up on his dreams. Selden does a wonderful job of telling his story. Children who have grown up watching Disney’s characters and movies will delight in knowing more about Walt.  Walt has had many successes, but also many disappointments and problems. He learned from his mistakes and never gave up.  I recommend this for children because it is a biography that reads like fiction. They can relate to what his story because Disney is known to almost everyone, young and old I would also recommend this to teachers as a read aloud book. There are many opportunities to supplement the book with history, nature and art/theater. Copyright © 2015 Laura Hartman
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book seems magical just by looking at the cover
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I went to disney world two years ago and would be interested in reading it.