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The Story of Walt Disney: Maker of Magical Worlds (Yearling Biography) by [Selden, Bernice]
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Length: 96 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Age Level: 9 - 12 Grade Level: 4 - 7

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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.

From the Publisher

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.


Product Details

  • File Size: 581 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Yearling (July 1, 2009)
  • Publication Date: July 1, 2009
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002GKGBKA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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The Story of Walt Disney, Maker of Magical Worlds
By Bernice Selden
90 pages/Reading Level 3.4

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
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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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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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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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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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By A. Fay on December 13, 2011
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Walt Disney's life was very different from what I had imagined it was. I think this was a man of great talent and I enjoyed learning abt his life from this little book. I'd recommend it to anyone.
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I was instantly captivated by this book because I had no idea that Walt Disney had such a rigid father who dominated the family. I wonder though, if Walt would have been so successful without the type of upbringing that he had. He and his brother are fine examples of two people who made lemonade out of lemons. Walt seemed undaunted by failure. He learned from everyone and everything around him and his empire is proof of what hard work and a determined spirit can achieve. I want to know even more about the Disney empire.
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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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