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Escape! : the story of the great Houdini

Author: Sid Fleischman
Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of the magician, ghost chaser, aviator, and king of escape artists whose amazing feats are remembered long after his death in 1926. Profiling his early years, personal life, and great accomplishments in show business, the story of the famous magician, Harry Houdini, comes to life through a review of his greatest tricks and most amazing feats, complete with index, photos, and author's notes.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Harry Houdini; Harry Houdini; Harry Houdini
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sid Fleischman
ISBN: 0060850949 0060850957 9780060850944 9780060850951 9781442028647 1442028645
OCLC Number: 61247417
Awards: American Library Association Notables (2007); American Library Association Young Adult Library Services Association--YALSA--Best Books for Young Adults (2007); American Library Association-YA (2007); Association of Jewish Librarians Notable Books for Older Readers (2007); American Library Association/Booklist Top 10 Art Books for Youth (2006); School Library Journal Best Books (2006); School Library Journal Starred Review (2006); Kirkus Best Books (2006); Kirkus Starred Review (2006); Publishers Weekly Best Books (2006); Publishers Weekly Starred Review (2006); NAIBA Children's Pick of the List (2006).
Description: 210 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Contents: Preface: sleuthing the Houdini story --
He was born, but where? --
From rags to rags --
King of the necktie cutters --
The Pygmalion of East 69th Street --
Dressing up the act --
Magic for sale! --
Mr. Beck beckons --
Don't walk on the grass --
The queen's dress --
The Siberian mystery --
Double-crossing --
The ink-stained wretch --
The life expectancy of an eggshell --
Unmasking an icon --
Walking through a brick wall --
One elephant to go --
The movie star --
The man who fooled Sherlock Holmes --
The phantom follies --
The pajama pocket --
Postmortem --
Digging around in Houdini's past.
Responsibility: Sid Fleischman.

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A biography of the magician, ghost chaser, aviator, and king of escape artists whose amazing feats are remembered long after his death in 1926. Profiling his early years, personal life, and great accomplishments in show business, the story of the famous magician, Harry Houdini, comes to life through a review of his greatest tricks and most amazing feats, complete with index, photos, and author's notes.

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by tannerzz (WorldCat user on 2007-06-25)

this book is good because it tells a lot of different things about houidini.

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5 stars up !great biography for scholars
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