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Synopsis: This illustrated biography of Harry Houdini combines original artwork and archival artifacts—including photographs, playbills and posters, letters, and even some of Houdini’s own stage props—to bring the story of the world’s greatest escape artist to life.
Readers will learn all about Houdini’s unique rags-to-riches story, from his birth in a Hungarian ghetto to his death from a ruptured appendix at age fifty-two. The book details his career as an escape artist and explains how he evolved into the “King of Handcuffs” on the vaudeville circuit and became an international star as his escape attempts reached ever more elaborate and dangerous heights. Filled with little-known facts, this is the perfect book for readers interested in magic and the history of Houdini.
The book includes a bibliography and index.
Praise for Harry Houdini
"...a beautifully illustrated biography of this most fascinating man...With entertaining sidebars on metamorphosis tricks and dime bars, Harry Houdini is sure to enchant aspiring magicians, offbeat history buffs and anyone who, in our own straitened times, appreciates a good rag-to-riches tale"
—New York Times
"Period photographs from newspapers, personal collections, advertising flyers, and other sources alternate with full-page color artwork to create a rich, engaging tableau. While there are several excellent biographies of Houdini available...this one is a solid addition."
—School Library Journal, starred review
"A well-rounded addition to the children’s bookshelf about the multifaceted man."
2012 Orbis Pictus Recommended book
2012 Norman A. Sugarman Children’s Biography Award – Honor book
About the Author:
Janice Weaver is a noted non-fiction author for young people. Her book Hudson received a starred review from Booklist. She lives in Toronto. Chris Lane, an illustrator whose work has appeared in numerous publications, lives in Oakland, California.
Title: Harry Houdini: The Legend of the World's ...
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: 2011
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2011. Book Condition: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP91313303
Book Description Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2011. Book Condition: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96217395
Book Description Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2011. Book Condition: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP68157511
Book Description Harry N. Abrams. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2783846656
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