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Walt Disney : creator of Mickey Mouse
Cole, Michael D.
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Publication Information:
Springfield, N.J., U.S.A. : Enslow Publishers, [1996]

Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Relates the life of the master of animation and founder of Disneyland including both personal and professional endeavors.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.1 3.0 14739.
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NC1766.U52 D532 1996 Adult Non-Fiction Biography
NC1766.U52 D532 1996 Adult Non-Fiction Biography
NC1766.U52 D532 1996 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography

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Even after his death, Walt Disney continues to provoke the imaginations of millions of people throughout the world. This book examines the life and career of this magical man, including his many personal and professional achievements, such as developing the first sound cartoon, Steamboat Willie and the founding of Disneyland. It provides insight into the kind of person he was, and how his creative drive captured the hearts and fancies of us all.

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Booklist Review

[SERIES LAST REVIEWED IN BKL Je 1 & 15 93, under Cole, Michael D. Gr. 4^-6.]

School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8‘Two well-organized biographies with enough detail to satisfy report writers. While these plain-looking volumes with a few black-and-white photographs are unlikely to attract browsers, they provide solid, chronological profiles of two famous individuals. Considering the vast size of the Disney empire today, children may find it difficult to imagine that it all began as one man's dream to create animated cartoons. Cole begins with anecdotes from his subject's childhood and family life and continues with an account of Disney's entrance into the movie business with his brother Roy in 1923 and his later enterprises. The final chapter offers a brief look at Walt Disney Productions' achievements in the years since Disney's death. The coverage of Roosevelt's life follows a similar format, and begins with the man's privileged childhood in Hyde Park. The influence of his family, and his domineering mother in particular, is noted. When describing Roosevelt's presidency, Schuman provides good background information about the economy and social climate, as well as the political situations in other countries. The final chapter looks at what succeeding presidents have done with the government programs Roosevelt enacted. Russell Freedman's Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Clarion, 1990) has set the standard with its appealing format, large photos, and drawings, but this is a good additional purchase and provides details not found in Freedman's book.‘Kristin Lott, East Brunswick Public Library, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.