Title: Walt DisneyWalt Disney - Young Movie Maker
Author: Marie Hammontree
Illustrator: Frank Irvin
Pages: 192
Recommended Ages: 7-10
Star Rating: ★★★★

I’ve already summarized Walt Disney’s life in my review of The Story of Walt Disney, so I won’t bring it all out again here. Suffice it to say that Walt Disney faithfully reported the story of Disney’s childhood – his dreams of being an artist, his sadness at moving away from his beloved farm, and his new life peddling newspapers on the streets of Kansas City.

Unlike most of the Childhood of Famous Americans series, Walt Disney continues right on into Disney’s adulthood, explaining his various business ventures, the invention of Mickey Mouse, and Disney’s upward struggle in the film industry. We leave off with a glowing view of Disneyland and the promise that Disney’s legacy will far outlast his lifetime.

‘Golly’ and ‘gosh’ are each used.

Walter goes to a “magic” show, and Disney’s empire is referred to as the Magic Kingdom.

Conclusion. Good – not quite as informative as The Story of Walt Disney.

Review © 2015 Laura Verret

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