important for children to learn history. Biographies are great
way to learn more about our history. Scholastic's I am
Walt Disney teaches our youngest generation about a man
who had a vision and believed he could achieve it. The biography
starts out with a mention of those who helped Disney achieve
his dream - his parents, brothers, friends, and future wife.
Readers also get an easy-to-read Time Line going back to 1834
and Disney's Great-grandfather. Scholastic doesn't sugar-coat
this biography. Life wasn't easy for a man as great as Walt
Disney. And not everyone in his is life was like the Disney
characters Walt created. Young readers will discover who nurtured
Disney's desire to draw, and how hard he worked to achieve
his goals. The biography takes readers from Disney's youth
to adulthood -- from paperboy to WWI ambulance driver. Young
readers will learn what a good husband and father he was,
too. Each section is a vital insight to Disney and his passion
to create. It even addresses his illness and his last dream
ends with: 10 Things You Should Know About Walt Disney, 10
MORE Things That Are Pretty Cool to Know, a Glossary, Places
to Visit, and a Bibliography with more Disney biographies.
am: Walt Disney is in both color and black and white.
It's easy to read and comprehend. Scholastics' "I am"
series is one of the best biography series available. A few
others in this series are: Sacagawea, George Washington,
George Lucas, and Harriett Tubman. I highly
recommend the series.