Walt Disney: Entertainment Visionary

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ABDO, Jan 1, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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This title examines the remarkable life of Walt Disney. Readers will learn about his family background, childhood, and education, as well as his career as a cartoonist and business owner and his famous works. Color photos, detailed maps, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.
  

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User Review  - mdonley - LibraryThing

A very interesting look at the life of Walt Disney. most people only think of Disney World when they think of Walt. However, he contributed so much more to the entertainment industry than just Mickey ... Read full review

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User Review  - dvnguye5 - LibraryThing

This biography of Walt Disney the artist himself, not the theme park. Some of the chapters included talks about how Mickey Mouse came about, his imaginations, and some of his main work. Read full review

Contents

Making of a Mouse
6
Walts Wild Imagination
16
Missed War New Career
24
Go West Young Man
34
Depressed in the Depression
42
Seven Drawfs and One Strike
52
Television and a Fantasy Land
62
MICKEY MOUSE
70
Honoring a Legend
88
Timeline
96
Essential Facts
100
Additional Resources
102
Glossary
104
Source Notes
106
Index
109
About the Author
112

Triumph and Tragedy
80

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

Marty Gitlin is a freelance writer based in Cleveland, Ohio. He has written more than 60 educational books on a wide variety of subjects. Gitlin has won more than 45 awards during his 30 years as a writer, including first place for general excellence from the Associated Press. That organization also selected him as one of the top four feature writers in the state of Ohio. Gitlin received national recognition in 2012 for The Great American Cereal Book, which was featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine, Reader's Digest, and Wall Street Journal. Gitlin lives with his wife Mitzi, daughters, Emily and Melanie, and son Andrew.