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Harry Houdini for kids : his life and adventures with 21 magic tricks and illusions

Author: Laurie M Carlson
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Chicago Review Press, ©2009.
Series: Paperback Audio for kids.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Synopsis: Illusionist, escape artist, movie star, aviator, and spy-Harry Houdini was all these and an international celebrity and the world's most famous magician. This fascinating biography looks at all the facets of Houdini's amazing life and includes 21 magic tricks and illusions for a hands-on learning experience. Children will be inspired by this Jewish immigrant who grew up in poverty and, through perseverance  Read more...
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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, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie M Carlson
ISBN: 9781556527821 1556527829
OCLC Number: 228365680
Target Audience: "Ages 9 & up"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: vii, 136 pages : illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm.
Contents: Time line --
Introduction --
1: Humble Beginnings --
Step through a note card --
Odd number trick --
2: Star Is Born --
Linking paper rings --
Lift a person with one hand --
Four against one --
Balls or coins trick --
3: Becoming The Handcuff King --
Dissolving rings trick --
Magic knot trick --
Mind reading with secret code --
4: Crowd goes wild! --
Magic key --
Make a magic box --
5: Going to extremes --
Milk can escape-measure volume displacement --
Build a box kite --
6: Aviator, actor-spy? --
Magical money trick --
Write an invisible message --
Make a secret spy safe --
Crack a secret code --
7: Ghostbuster --
Make some slimy ectoplasm --
Make a talking board --
Create ghostly handprints --
8: Was It Murder? --
Farmer's chop suey --
Resources --
Further reading --
Web sites to explore --
Sources --
Index.
Series Title: Paperback Audio for kids.
Responsibility: Laurie Carlson.
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Synopsis: Illusionist, escape artist, movie star, aviator, and spy-Harry Houdini was all these and an international celebrity and the world's most famous magician. This fascinating biography looks at all the facets of Houdini's amazing life and includes 21 magic tricks and illusions for a hands-on learning experience. Children will be inspired by this Jewish immigrant who grew up in poverty and, through perseverance and hard work, went on to become one of the most popular and successful entertainers of all time. Houdini was an artist who created his acts carefully, practicing them for years in some cases. He performed such seemingly impossible stunts as escaping several sets of handcuffs and ropes after jumping off a bridge into a flowing river. Kids will learn how he devised his most legendary stunts and will also learn the science and logic behind many of Houdini's acts including his famous milk can escape. Kids can amaze their family and friends with these simple, entertaining, and fun tricks and illusions: Stepping through an index card; Performing an odd number trick; Making a coin appear; Mind reading with a secret code; Making a magic box; Lifting a person with one hand; Making a talking board; And much more.

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