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The Resource Walt Disney's Donald Duck : "The old castle's secret", by Carl Barks

Walt Disney's Donald Duck : "The old castle's secret", by Carl Barks

Label
Walt Disney's Donald Duck : "The old castle's secret"
Title
Walt Disney's Donald Duck
Title remainder
"The old castle's secret"
Statement of responsibility
by Carl Barks
Title variation
  • Donald Duck
  • Old castle's secret
Title variation remainder
"The old castle's secret"
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this collection of stories, originally published during the 1950s, follow the epic adventures of Donald Duck and his nephews, Huey, Louie, and Dewey. Facing a financial crisis, Uncle Scrooge recruits his nephews for a trip to the McDuck clan's ancient castle to locate a lost treasure-- guarded by a jealous ghost!
Member of
Pace
Tone
Illustration
Review
Gr 3 Up — In the history of comics it is rare to find a creator so devoted to and so invested in his characters as Barks. In 24 years of writing and illustrating Donald Duck comics (1942–1966), he produced more than 500 stories on more than 6000 pages. "The Old Castle's Secret" is the third in a multivolume series celebrating Barks's prolific and popular run with the Disney character. Aside from the titular story, this volume contains 19 more, ranging in length from one to 30 pages. The plots are similar-Donald's big mouth gets him into trouble and his three nephews bail him out-but the formula never gets tired. The subtle characterizations take center stage, teaching readers more about the characters with each new adventure. Barks's artwork serves the stories well, and he was ahead of his time in his ability to portray movement using the comics format (he started as an animator) and emotion despite the limitations of duck anatomy. In addition to the comics themselves, the volume contains commentary for all of the stories from a variety of experts and a biography of Barks at the end. Fantagraphics gets high marks for presentation as well, with the attractive cover art sporting a smooth-to-the-touch surface and glossy lettering. At least one book from this set should be considered essential to every comics collection, and more as budgets allow.—J. M. Poole, Webster Public Library, NY --J. M. Poole (Reviewed September 1, 2013) (School Library Journal, vol 59, issue 9, p167)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10231349
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1901-2000
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barks, Carl
Dewey number
741.5/6973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6728.D6
LC item number
B39 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 12
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Walt Disney's Donald Duck
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Duck, Donald
  • Duck, Donald
  • Donald Duck (Fictitious character)
  • Cartoons and comics
  • Graphic novels
  • Disney characters
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
"the old castle's secret"
Label
Walt Disney's Donald Duck : "The old castle's secret", by Carl Barks
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The old castle's secret -- Bird watching -- Horseshoe luck -- Wintertime wager -- Watching the watchman -- Wired -- Going ape -- Darkest Africa -- Bean taken -- Sorry to be safe -- Spoil the rod -- Rocket race to the moon -- Donald of the Coast Patrol -- Gladstone returns -- Sheriff of Bullet Valley -- Best laid plans -- The genuine article -- Links hijinks -- Pearls of wisdom -- Foxy relations -- Story notes -- Carl Barks: Life among the ducks / by Donald Ault -- Biographies -- Where did these stories first appear?
Control code
ocn853313412
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
226 pages
Isbn
9781606996539
Lccn
2012286003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)853313412
Label
Walt Disney's Donald Duck : "The old castle's secret", by Carl Barks
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The old castle's secret -- Bird watching -- Horseshoe luck -- Wintertime wager -- Watching the watchman -- Wired -- Going ape -- Darkest Africa -- Bean taken -- Sorry to be safe -- Spoil the rod -- Rocket race to the moon -- Donald of the Coast Patrol -- Gladstone returns -- Sheriff of Bullet Valley -- Best laid plans -- The genuine article -- Links hijinks -- Pearls of wisdom -- Foxy relations -- Story notes -- Carl Barks: Life among the ducks / by Donald Ault -- Biographies -- Where did these stories first appear?
Control code
ocn853313412
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
226 pages
Isbn
9781606996539
Lccn
2012286003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)853313412

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