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Walt Disney

Walt Disney

Walt Disney was born in Chicago on December 5, 1901.  He is best remembered for his family films and theme parks.  But did you realize that most of the Disney films are based on children's books?  They were read years before they were ever watched on the big screen.  So in celebration of Mr. Disney's birthday this month, I encourage you to visit the library and check out some of these titles.  Discover what the original stories were like before they were animated or cast in Hollywood.  Favorites include:

Old yeller by Fred Gipson

Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers

Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tangled (based on Rapunzel by Brothers Grimm)

The Jungle Book By Rudyard Kipling

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

Bedknobs and Broomsticks (based on Bonfires and Broomsticks & The Magic- Bedknob by Mary Norton)

Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

Cinderella by Charles Perrault

Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

Beauty and the Beast by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont

Maleficent (based on Sleeping Beauty by Brothers Grimm)

Snow White by Brothers Grimm

Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

Frozen (based on The Snow Queen by Brothers Grimm)

101 Dalmations by Dodie Smith

Sounder by William H. Armstrong

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

 

 

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