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The story of Walt Disney : maker of magical worlds
Selden, Bernice.
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Publication Information:
Milwaukee : G. Stevens Pub., 1996.
Physical Description:
100 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Describes the life of Walt Disney, from his childhood on a Missouri farm through his years as a cartoonist and filmmaker to his creation of his Magic Kingdoms in California and Florida.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.8 2.0 16325.
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NC1766.U52 D558 1996 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography

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Biographies of inspirational role models are a critical resource for children. In the Famous Lives series we emphasize accessibility and thoroughness. These highly readable volumes trace each subject's early years, the events that shaped their beliefs and adult lives, and how they conducted themselves after winning recognition. It is the complete story, especially the formation of strong beliefs and goals in each person's early years, that provides the guidance and example children need. Each book exceeds 100 pages, making them ideal references as well as inspirational works.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 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 (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.