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Escape!

The Story of the Great Houdini
Fleischman, Sid (Book - 2006 )
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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.
Authors: Fleischman, Sid, 1920-2010
Title: Escape!
the story of the great Houdini
Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, c2006
Characteristics: 210 p. :,ill. ;,27 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Sid Fleischman
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
Summary: 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.
ISBN: 9780060850951
9780060850944
0060850957
0060850949
Branch Call Number: j B-H836fL 2006
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (203-205) and index
Subject Headings: Escape artists United States Biography Juvenile literature Magicians United States Biography Juvenile literature Houdini, Harry, 1874-1926 Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Escape artists
Magicians
LCCN: 2005052631
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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.


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"He was born Ehrich Weiss in Budapest, Hungary, in 1874, but he remains known throughout the world as "Harry Houdini," the legendary magician and escape artist. Author Sid Fleischman, who's a magician himself, tells the intriguing story of Houdini's life, from his childhood in Wisconsin to his early days as a struggling showman and his triumphs as the world's most famous magician. Fleischman also describes some of Houdini's famous feats, such as breaking out of a Chicago jail cell and being suspended upside-down in a tank of water. Prepare to be amazed!" Kids' Books February 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/3100932d-b9be-4ff8-9612-81fd8d7488ca?postId=207f86e2-d1e6-46f0-aa8c-8f54f210b887

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