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Walt Disney

Walt Disney

Young Movie Maker

Illustrated by: Fred Irvin
For Ages: 8 - 12
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Walt Disney’s imagination made him an all-star in American history, and his childhood is where it all began!

Walter Elias “Walt” Disney had a huge impact on the entertainment industry as an animator, film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and international icon. But what was the original voice of Mickey Mouse like as a kid?

In this narrative biography, you’ll learn about the childhood of the boy who grew up to win and be nominated for more Academy Awards than anyone else in history!
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  • Aladdin | 
  • 208 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781481413749 | 
  • August 2014 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7
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Walt Disney

FOUR-YEAR-OLD Walt Disney sat on the edge of his seat and swung his legs. For some time he had watched the people in the busy Chicago railroad station. Everybody seemed to be in a hurry. Walt was anxious to get started too.

“Roy,” Walt called to his brother, “why are we waiting?”

“We have to wait until they call our train,” Roy explained. “Here, come sit down by me. We’ll listen for the call... see more

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