This biography gives an in depth look at Harry Houdini's magical life.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-206) and index
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-206) and index. 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
Did Houdini really pick the jailhouse lock to let a fellow circus performer escape? . In this fresh, witty biography of the most famous bamboozler since Merlin, Sid Fleischman, a former professional magician, enriches his warm homage with insider information and unmaskings.
Did Houdini really pick the jailhouse lock to let a fellow circus performer escape? Were his secrets really buried with him? Was he a bum magician, as some rivals claimed? How did he manage to be born in two cities, in two countries, on two continents at the same instant? . Did Houdini really pick the jailhouse lock to let a fellow circus performer escape? Were his secrets really buried with him? Was he a bum magician, as some rivals claimed?
Escape!: The Story of the Great Houdini. Sid Fleischman (Author, Narrator), Taylor Mali (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher).
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Greenwillow Books, 2006. Ellen G. Cole, the librarian of the Levine Library of Temple Isaiah in Los Angeles, is a past judge of the Sydney Taylor Book Awards and a past chairperson of that committee. She is a co-author of the AJL guide, Excellence in Jewish Children’s Literature. Ellen is the recipient of two major awards for contribution to Judaic Librarianship, the Fanny Goldstein Merit Award from the Association of Jewish Libraries and the Dorothy Schroeder Award from the Association of Jewish Libraries of Southern California. She is on the board of AJLSC. More from Ellen G. Cole.
Author Sid Fleischman has been a professional magician, and he knew the subject's wife. So he has both a personal and professional connection to his material, and it shows on nearly every page. In this lively, entertaining biography, Fleischman does more than just retell the major events of Houdini's life, and even more than separate myth from fact (a tricky job in this case). He carefully walks readers through the evidence and his own reasoning process, making good use of his insider knowledge along the way.
The Story of the Great Houdini. Who was this man who could walk through brick walls and, with a snap of his fingers, vanish elephants? In these pages you will meet the astonishing Houdini-magician, ghost chaser, daredevil, pioneer aviator, and king of escape artists.
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