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Who Was Harry Houdini? (Who Was...?)

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Publisher Comments:

This illustrated biography of Harry Houdini combines original artwork and archival artifactsandmdash;including photographs, playbills and posters, letters, and even some of Houdiniandrsquo;s own stage propsandmdash;to bring the story of the worldandrsquo;s greatest escape artist to life.

Readers will learn all about Houdiniandrsquo;s unique rags-to-riches story, from his birth in a Hungarian ghetto to his death from a ruptured appendix at age fifty-two. The book details his career as an escape artist and explains how he evolved into the andldquo;King of Handcuffsandrdquo; on the vaudeville circuit and became an international star as his escape attempts reached ever more elaborate and dangerous heights. Filled with little-known facts, this is the perfect book for readers interested in magic and the history of Houdini.

The book includes a bibliography and index.

Praise for Harry Houdini

andquot;andhellip;a beautifully illustrated biography of this most fascinating manandhellip;With entertaining sidebars on metamorphosis tricks and dime bars, Harry Houdini is sure to enchant aspiring magicians, offbeat history buffs and anyone who, in our own straitened times, appreciates a good rag-to-riches taleandquot;

andmdash;New York Times

STARRED REVIEW

andquot;Period photographs from newspapers, personal collections, advertising flyers, and other sources alternate with full-page color artwork to create a rich, engaging tableau. While there are several excellent biographies of Houdini available...this one is a solid addition.andquot;

andmdash;School Library Journal, starred review

andquot;A well-rounded addition to the childrenandrsquo;s bookshelf about the multifaceted man.andquot;

andmdash;Publishers Weekly

Award Recognition

2012 Orbis Pictus Recommended book

2012 Norman A. Sugarman Childrenandrsquo;s Biography Award andndash; Honor book

Synopsis:

Bruce Lee was a Chinese American action film star, martial arts instructor, filmmaker, and philosopher. His Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced films elevated the traditional martial arts film to a new level of popularity and acclaim.  Through such films as Way of the Dragon and Enter the Dragon, Lee helped to change the way Asians were presented in American films and, in the process, he became an iconic figure known throughout the world. Although he died at the young age of 32, Bruce Lee is widely considered to be the one of the most influential martial artists of all time.

Synopsis:

Known as one of the most influential filmmakers of all time, Alfred Hitchcocks unique vision in movies like Psycho and The Birds sent shivers down our spines and shockwaves through the film industry. His innovative camera techniques have been studied for decades and his gift for storytelling cemented his place in history. Many directors make great movies, but the genius of Hitchcock helped make movies great. Learn how a chubby boy from London became the “Master of Suspense.”

About the Author

Tui Sutherland lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780448426860
Author:
O'Brien, John
Author:
O'Brien, John
Illustrator:
Obrien, John
Author:
Pollack, Pamela D.
Author:
Lane, Chris
Author:
Hammond, Ted
Author:
Moore, Jonathan
Author:
Weaver, Janice
Author:
Buckley, Jim
Author:
Sutherland, Tui T.
Author:
Hinderliter, John
Author:
Obrien, John
Author:
Belviso, Meg
Author:
Gigliotti, Jim
Author:
Harrison, Nancy
Publisher:
Grosset & Dunlap
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
Magicians
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Magicians -- United States.
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Film
Subject:
Performing arts
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series:
Who Was...(Paperback)
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
48 pages of illustrations
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
10 x 10 x 0.5 in
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 48 pages Grosset & Dunlap - English 9780448426860 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Bruce Lee was a Chinese American action film star, martial arts instructor, filmmaker, and philosopher. His Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced films elevated the traditional martial arts film to a new level of popularity and acclaim.  Through such films as Way of the Dragon and Enter the Dragon, Lee helped to change the way Asians were presented in American films and, in the process, he became an iconic figure known throughout the world. Although he died at the young age of 32, Bruce Lee is widely considered to be the one of the most influential martial artists of all time.
"Synopsis" by ,
Known as one of the most influential filmmakers of all time, Alfred Hitchcocks unique vision in movies like Psycho and The Birds sent shivers down our spines and shockwaves through the film industry. His innovative camera techniques have been studied for decades and his gift for storytelling cemented his place in history. Many directors make great movies, but the genius of Hitchcock helped make movies great. Learn how a chubby boy from London became the “Master of Suspense.”
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