Walker Books Houdini

Introducing the astonishing, the unforgettable ... HOUDINI! He made himself a living legend and became the most famous name in magic. But Harry Houdini, like his acts, was fascinating and mysterious. As a child, he was often on the edge of ...homelessness, so he would charge crowds to watch him perform tricks he knew no one else could do. After leaving home to seek his fortune, Houdini mastered every form of magic available-- card tricks, juggling, illusions-- and travelled the world over to make a name for himself. But true stardom came to him only when he began to focus his act around daring, heart-stopping escapes. By sheer force of will, Houdini trained his body to withstand the torturous demands of the elaborate acts he created. How did he do it? Magicians never tell. Yet acclaimed author Kathleen Krull and award-winning illustrator Eric Velasquez combine their talents to reveal the remarkable story of the Worlds Greatest Mystery Man and Escape King. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 6/12/2007 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Author: Kathleen Krull Publisher: Walker Childrens Dimensions: 11.83in length x 9.01in width x 0.15in height Weight: 6.4oz. Read More

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