Walt Disney: The Magical Innovator! (Show Me History!)

by Mark Shulman (Author) Otis Frampton (Illustrator)

Walt Disney: The Magical Innovator! (Show Me History!)
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade

A biography of legendary animator Walt Disney, told in graphic novel format.

From his early upbringing in the Midwest to finding success in Hollywood, Walt Disney: The Magical Innovator! tells the story of the man who transformed the film and entertainment industry with animated characters such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Snow White. In this full-color illustrated biography presented in graphic novel format, key moments in Walt Disney's career are brought to life, including his first forays into illustration as a teenager, his bold decision to produce the world's first full-length animated film, and his vision of Disneyland. Historically accurate text that informs readers of Disney's upbringing and long road to becoming a prominent entrepreneur makes this book not only entertaining but educational as well.


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Praise for the Show Me History! series:
"Bunking the notion that history is dull, these titles in the Show Me History! series convey the lives of notable historical figures through colorful and spirited cartoons." —Booklist
Mark Shulman
Mark Shulman has written more than 150 books for kids of all ages, including illustrated stories for Marvel Comics, Scholastic, Chronicle Books, Simon & Schuster, and more. Their subjects include The Incredible Hulk, Madagascar, Shamu the orca, The Amazing World of Gumball, and others. Mark started reading comics when they cost just 15 cents and hasn't stopped. He's still got Silver Surfer #1 in very fine condition, and he's not letting it go.

Ian Churchill is a 25-year veteran comic creator who has worked extensively for Marvel, DC, and Image Comics. Best known for drawing Deadpool, Cable, and Supergirl, he is also the creator, writer, artist, and colorist of the critically acclaimed comic book series, Marineman. For more of his work, follow him on Instagram (@ianchurchill).

Tom Martin graduated from the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, where he studied cartooning and sequential storytelling. When not doing graphic design and private commissions, he worked for Dark Horse, Busstrykk, Hasbro, AT&T, and others. For more of his work, follow him on Instagram (@undeadwizardart) and Twitter (@Tom_Martin_Art).

John Roshell is a co-founder of Comicraft, the lettering and design studio best known for pioneering the process of digitally lettering comic books. He has lettered thousands of comics for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Blizzard, and more; created hundreds of typefaces widely used in comics and video games; and designed loads of logos for franchises like the Avengers, Daredevil, Black Panther, and Angry Birds. He lives in Santa Barbara with his wife Starshine, two boys, and a somewhat ugly dog.
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9781645170754
Lexile Measure
420L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Portable Press
Publication date
June 20, 2020
Series
Show Me History!
BISAC categories
JNF007020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Historical
JNF062010 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | Biography
JNF062020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | History
Library of Congress categories
United States
Graphic novels
Cartoonists
Motion picture producers and directors
Cartoons and comics
Comics (Graphic works)
Historical comics
Nonfiction comics
Biographical comics
Animators
Disney, Walt

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