Who Was Walt Disney?

Who Was Walt Disney?

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by Whitney Stewart, Nancy Harrison
     
 

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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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101046302
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
04/16/2009
Series:
Penguin Group Who Was Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
63,483
Lexile:
720L (what's this?)
File size:
6 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

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


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Who Was Walt Disney? 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 162 reviews.
Kimberly Calbo More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I leraned a lot about Walt Disney
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
READ IT!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cried just a little, and was dissapointed by the illustrations. However, I thoroughly enjoyed this biography on this amazing person.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand three times post this on three different books look under your pillow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 10 year old son who is a picky reader wanted me to add this book to my nook. We both really like the story. It was a fun and interesting story. This was age appropriate as well!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WHY? YOU MAY ASK. WELL HE ONLY CREATED THE MOST MAGICAL PLACE ON EARTH. WHO NEVER EVER WENT TO DISNEY? IF YOU DIDNT THAYS A BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG DEAL AND VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY SAD OK IF YOU ARE A DISNEY LOVER REPLY BACK WITH DISNEY LOVER AND YOUR FAV RIDE!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont Cuss Again
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Disney world is so fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is super duper awsome you should buy it!!! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who is walt disney is the greatest bioghraphy ever
Eric Lindquist More than 1 year ago
it is acually pretty interesting! i need to make a book report and this will make the perfect poster idea!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want to know about Walt Disney,Get this book.it show's that he had a brother and two daughters,and,of course,a wife.Walter Disney most deffently loved trains.One thing,is it doesn't say how he died.that's one thing i'd like to know!its good for ages 6+.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
:):):):):):)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A dream is a wish your heart makes when you're fast asleep. This song is in the 1950 classic "Cinderella," starring Ilene Woods.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The people who are saying the books are stupid you are being a bully.Walt Disney is in heaven yet we dont see him he sees what you are posting.The people who said that say i am so sorry walt.But first you need to look in the sky.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Come on at least a chapter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is it helpful ,is it informitive, is it good,does it tell everything i need to know about him/her, is it worth the money? Those are questions i ask when i get a book that informs me about a person. If all or 4/5 answered 'yes' i get it. Click ' yes ' if i sould , click ' no ' if not. I am eight. I can read above grade level. I love long books so my range is between 300 pages and 500 pages. "Is it in my rang" is a bonus question.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago