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Houdini : world's greatest mystery man and escape king

Author: Kathleen Krull; Eric Velasquez
Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the life and career of Harry Houdini, whose dramatic style and amazing physical abilites made him one of the most famous magicians and contortionists of all time. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Pictorial works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Pictorial works Juvenile literature
Named Person: Harry Houdini; Harry Houdini
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Krull; Eric Velasquez
ISBN: 0802789544 9780802789549 0802789536 9780802789532
OCLC Number: 54988951
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 31 x 24 cm.
Responsibility: in a production written by Kathleen Krull ; and illustrated by Eric Velasquez.
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Presents the life and career of Harry Houdini, whose dramatic style and amazing physical abilites made him one of the most famous magicians and contortionists of all time. 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 traveled the world over to make a name for him. 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.

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