A Picture Book of Harry Houdini (Paperback)

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David A. Adler and Michael S. Adler
Matt Collins
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Harry Houdini astounded audiences around the globe with his death-defying acts and illusions. With his wife, Bess, often by his side, he freed himself from ropes, handcuffs, straitjackets, and prison cells. Once he even made a ten-thousand-pound elephant vanish into thin air! Yet Harry's life was not always so glamorous. When he was a boy, he shined shoes and did odd jobs to help make ends meet. But a career in magic was always in the cards for Harry. Readers will be mesmerized by this captivating biography of one of the most celebrated escape artists and magicians in history. For almost thirty years, David AdlerÕs Picture Book Biography series has profiled famous people who changed the world. Colorful, kid-friendly illustrations combine with AdlerÕs Òexpert mixtures of facts and personalityÓ (Booklist) to introduce young readers to history through compelling biographies of presidents, heroes, inventors, explorers, and adventurers. These books are ideal for first and second graders interested in history or who need reliable sources for school book reports.

Product details
Publisher : Holiday House; Reprint edition (June 1, 2010)
Language: : English
Paperback : 32 pages
ISBN-10 : 0823423026
ISBN-13 : 978-0823423026
Reading age : 5 - 8 years
Lexile measure : AD770L
Grade level : 1 - 3
Item Weight : 4.8 ounces
Dimensions : 9.53 x 0.13 x 8 inches