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Escape!: The Story of the Great Houdini

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How did he walk through walls, escape drowning, and shatter iron chains that were tightly wrapped around him?

The rare photos in this book might help you figure it out. So might the exclusive update about the rumor that Houdini was poisoned. But just remember, a true magician never reveals his tricks. . . .

About the Author

"I'm too lazy to retire," says Sid Fleischman, author of more than sixty books for children, adults, and magicians. His tales have been translated into nineteen languages. Among his many awards is the Newbery Medal for his novel The Whipping Boy.

Sid Fleischman hesitated to write a story about the Holocaust until he found the right characters and plot. "The Jewish sense of humor miraculously survived the Holocaust," says Mr. Fleischman. "The Entertainer and the Dybbuk captures not only the inhumane tragedies but the human comedy of the recent past."

Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in San Diego, California, Sid Fleischman is the author of the pirate epics The Ghost in the Noonday Sun, The 13th Floor, and The Giant Rat of Sumatra. His most recent books are The White Elephant, a novel, and a biography, Escape! The Story of The Great Houdini.

Sid Fleischman lives in Santa Monica, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060850968
Author:
Fleischman, Sid
Publisher:
Collins Publishers
Author:
by Sid Fleischman
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Performing Arts
Subject:
Adventure & Adventurers
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
Magicians
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Games & Activities - Magic
Subject:
Magicians -- United States.
Subject:
Houdini, Harry
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
10.13x7.00x.59 in. 1.43 lbs.
Age Level:
09-UP

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