The Story of Walt Disney: Maker of Magical Worlds

The Story of Walt Disney: Maker of Magical Worlds

by Bernice Selden

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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.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307568328
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 07/01/2009
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
Lexile: 870L (what's this?)
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Bernice Selden has written many books for young readers. She is the author of The Mill Girls, a history of working women, as well as of The Story of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller's Teacher.

Table of Contents

Hog Rider1
Comedy Act11
The First Movies21
The Birth of Mickey Mouse33
The Three Little Pigs Wins an Oscar41
"Disney's Folly"55
Donald Duck Joins Up65
The Magic Kingdom73
The Kingdom of Disney79
Highlights in the Life of Walt Disney89

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Story of Walt Disney, Maker of Magical Worlds 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 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
Ronneisha on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The book told Walt Disney's life story, throughout his entire life. He was famous for making cartoons which many children enjoy watching today. Older children would enjoy reading this because they will learn more about the characters that they watch on this channel. I thought Walt Disney's life was very interesting and I learned things that I didn't know.
brittneydufrene on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is perfect for 3rd and 4th grade students. The story tells Walt Disneys life and career. It tells us how Walt Disney is Legend! I believe he has changed the world with entertainment. And I still watch many of his films today. This book is a amazing book if children would want to know the background of "The Disney Channel, Disney World, Disney Movies, Mickey Mouse.. etc. A man of talent.
Jdonldsn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Have you ever wondered who could have come up with all the wonderful Disney characters we love to watch today? This book will introduce you to the famous Walt Disney and show you the hard work it took to make such easy looking characters come to life.
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.