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The Story of Walt Disney: Maker of Magical Worlds (Yearling Biography) [Kindle Edition]

Bernice Selden
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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.


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Grade 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
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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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.


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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars walt disney bio March 6, 2006
Format:Paperback
This book is perfect for 3rd and 4th grade students. My students enjoyed the anecdotes about Walt's childhood. I liked that it was meaty enough to encourage discussion. The book also includes a section of fabulous photographs of Walt Disney and some early Disney characters. It does not include much info about the Walt Disney Company after Walt's death in the early 1960's.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent Walt bio for younger readers August 29, 2005
Format:Paperback
Yet another bio on Walt Disney, this one written for young people, 4th grade to 7th grade. 96 pages in length, it tells the story of his life and career. It is fairly accurate, from a reliable publisher. If you have a child that is younger than this age group, I might suggest "Walt Disney, Young Movie Maker". It focuses more on his childhood, explaining how the events, persons, and places he lived when he was young affected his career as an adult. It really helps kids connect with this man that had such a huge impact on family entertainment.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Most Imaginative Man in the History of Mankind April 8, 2006
Format:Paperback
Walt Disney is Legend, he changed the world with entertainment unlike anybody's ever seen and ever since his death, millions have honored in Animation, filmaking and theme parks. This is his story in a 7 and up chapter book spaning from his birth in 1901 to the Laugh O' Gram film company to Mickey Mouse, to Snow White, to Disneyland, to Mary Poppins and to his passing in 1966. His life and career is remarkable, extrodonary, amazing and I think his life should be a biographical movie with either Johnny Depp or Edward Norton as Walt. I Idolize Walt Disney like no other celebrity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT READ! January 3, 2011
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This book was a great read for my second grader (and I have to admit I learned some new things too about Walt Disney!) I definitely suggest this book for those 8 and up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! May 23, 2014
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The story of Walt Disney was the best I've seen! The best book I've ever read in my life! Just Facinating!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book about Walt and great for AR reading, May 15, 2014
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This book is quite interesting and has some facts about Walt that you may not know. I got this one for a fast read for AR testing at my son's school. We read this one in an hour. It has some nice photo's included in the book Highly recommend. For all Disney fans .
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4.0 out of 5 stars The story of Walt Disney March 11, 2014
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Provides good information about Walt Disney's life. A little typos. I am doing a book report on Walt Disney and this helped me a lot.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Walt disney February 7, 2014
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I love this book. Mr.disney is so interesting. How he made movies and stuff. I definitely think people should read this book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Short, boring and likely one sided.
Short, boring and likely one sided. Someone could do a much better treatment than this of such a character. Please.
Published 7 months ago by Adam Johnston
5.0 out of 5 stars INTERESTING STORY
Walter Elias Disney is a role model of every entrepreneur. He alwas was able to solve every problem we had very easy. The story it's very interesting and fun to read.
Published 11 months ago by GV
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Story of a Kids Path to Success
This is a good description of an artistic kid finding his life's work at an early age and working for success and achieving it.
Published 14 months ago by Sandra C. Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Me
I really loved it but just a little more info would be nice !!!!!!!!!!! I like it yeah it's awesome
Published 14 months ago by liudmila
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME
This is a great book for 3rd and 4th grade. It has so much information! I recommend this book for reading for information or just reading for fun!!!!!!!!!!
Published 16 months ago by Sarah Scott Cook
4.0 out of 5 stars Great
It's an excellent book to read and very informative but definitely not boring in any way. I read this for a book report and it had everything I needed
Published 16 months ago by Jordan Franco
4.0 out of 5 stars good
Some Little known information about an American Icon. A really good read. Along with the Steve Jobs book it makes more sence. Read more
Published 17 months ago by W. P. (Bill) Hastings
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful book
great story about Disney and his life from when he was a kid and when he did his art work and when he had a wife and 2 girls
Published 17 months ago by clown
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Disney
I thought this book was an adult autobiography. It was a children's easy reader. I 'm a teacher so it worked for me either way
Published 17 months ago by teacher Barbara
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