Who Was Walt Disney? [NOOK Book]

Overview

Walt Disney always loved to entertain people. Often it got him into trouble. Once he painted pictures with tar on the side of his family's white house. His family was poor, and the happiest time of his childhood was spent living on a farm in Missouri. His affection for small-town life is reflected in Disneyland Main Streets around the world. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this biography reveals the man behind the magic.This book...
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Who Was Walt Disney?

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Overview

Walt Disney always loved to entertain people. Often it got him into trouble. Once he painted pictures with tar on the side of his family's white house. His family was poor, and the happiest time of his childhood was spent living on a farm in Missouri. His affection for small-town life is reflected in Disneyland Main Streets around the world. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this biography reveals the man behind the magic.This book is not authorized, licensed or endorsed by the Walt Disney Company or any affiliate.



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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Naomi Williamson
Illustrated by Nancy Harrison this simple biography of Academy Award winner Walt Disney will provide the reader with an overview of his life from his days as a boy in Marceline, Missouri, to his death in 1966. In school Disney often daydreamed, which did not endear him to his teachers, but he was always a hard worker and determined to succeed in the world of entertainment. Disney was a family man and enjoyed his children and grandchildren immensely. He was always looking ahead for a new way to entertain, which led to the construction of Disneyland and then Disney World. Epcot Center was another of his dreams that was completed after his death. A time line of Disney's life and a time line of the world from 1901 to 1966 are included, which provide a comparison of world events and how these events had an impact on Disney's life. A bibliography of resources about Disney and a list of some of Disney's movies are also included. Nancy Harrison's simple illustrations add details to the text. A valuable biography for younger readers. Reviewer: Naomi Williamson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101046302
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 4/16/2009
  • Series: Who Was...? Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 12,524
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author


Whitney Stewart lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. Nancy Harrison lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania.


Whitney Stewart lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. Nancy Harrison lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2011

    Get to know Walt Disney

    If you read this book you get to know all about Walt Disney. From his childlife to his death. Anything you eant to know. Great for kids. Helps them understand Who Was Walt Disney.

    32 out of 41 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2012

    Who Was Walt Disney

    I read this book a year or two ago, and it was the first who was biographies i read. I learned the most facts in this book than any other book in the series. This is one fact i learned:

    When you first think of Walt Disney, you may think of how he created disney world in florida. Wrong! Walt Disney didn't make DISNEY WORLD, he created DISNEY LAND!

    This was the only book in the series that the author wrote, so that is why this book is so different from the others. Walt Disney had an interesting life, so that ia why you should read this book. ~Danielle

    19 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    Awesome

    Thia book is great and a great book to have if your intrested in disney. I think disney is awesome so it was really cool to seee where it all came from. Order the book now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    P.s great for anyone who likes biographies (like me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

    13 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Did you know . . .

    Did you kniw that walt disney created mickey mouse because he was afraid of mice ans he didnt want other kids to be afarid of them. Did you also know tht walt and his brother had their bodys frozin after they died because they thought that in tje future they could come back to life

    12 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    My great grandfather

    My great grandfather actually worked with walt disney and was friends with him

    10 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    It is a great book

    IF YOU READ THIS BOOK IT IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS IN THE WHO WAS SEIRES! This review will help you fall in love with this book so much your going to want a thousand copies of it! It realy explains his life from childhood to death with a lot of deatails but in kiddish words so anyone can understand it. Also I love how they put those colums of information to explain certain things. THERE IS ABSOLUTLEY NOTHING THAT BORE ME IN HIS BOOK! I LOVED IT!!!!!

    9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Anonymous

    Don't listen to the person who said they gave her the free sample,she's lying!She just didn't like the book because it probably had some mistakes,so don't listen to that person,he/she is a lyer!

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2012

    Emma

    I can't wait to read it sometime

    5 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2012

    Brownie

    Sad but you could handle

    4 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    nook man

    Where i give you the right review and save you money.i was the one that said great use for project.oh about the book i did get a A+ because it was okay to read for school people.it gives you facts about their career and before being famous.so you should buy itt.

    4 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Facts of disney

    Who is walt disney is the greatest bioghraphy ever

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    Great book!!!

    I needed this book for my National History Day project. This has soooo much information from birth til' death. Has good pictures i totally recomend this book!

    - Em

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Very good book!

    I leraned a lot about Walt Disney

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2013

    Read

    READ IT!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    Sad... I'm Glad this isn't my Life!

    I cried just a little, and was dissapointed by the illustrations. However, I thoroughly enjoyed this biography on this amazing person.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2012

    NOT WORTH IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I bought this book and all it gave me was the sample! I spent


    five dollars on something that i could'nt use i'm telling you ITS NOT WORTH IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    Y

    Disney world is so fun.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    Great

    This book is super duper awsome you should buy it!!! :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    A good book! Reveiw by addi beauregard!!!

    This book is realy good book i just got my nook 2012 so i read this book at school but it great.it is sad though

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Amazing

    You should totally buy this it tells his story from birth to death very good book know i know a lot about walt disney

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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