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The Houdini Box

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Publisher Comments:

Victor is forever trying to escape from locked trunks, walk through walls, and perform any number of Houdini's astonishing magic tricks...without success. Then — amazingly — he actually meets his idol, and begs Houdini to explain himself. A mysterious locked box is the magician's only answer, and Victor is left to wonder: Does the box contain the secrets to the most famous magic tricks ever performed?

Review:

"Selznick splendidly captures the sense of wonder that surrounded Houdini. Equally impressive are his evocative drawings; by turns droll, touching and downright silly, they bring added vitality to a captivating book. More than anything, however, this ambitious work teaches the importance of faith and the ability to believe in the impossible." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Magicians and mystery lovers of all ages will enjoy this well-told, visually satisfying story." Children's Literature

Synopsis:

Victor idolizes Harry Houdini. When he has the chance to meet his hero, Victor begs Houdini to share the tricks of his trade. Houdini gives Victor a mysterious locked box. With never-before-seen sketches and a new message from Selznick, this classic is reissued. Illustrations.

Synopsis:

Victor idolizes Harry Houdini so much that he locks himself inside his grandmother's trunk. But while Houdini finds his way out of such situations in seconds, Victor has to be let out of the trunk. Then one day he meets Houdini, and begs him to share the tricks of his trade. Houdini gives Victor a mysterious locked box. It takes years for Victor to discover its contents, and find a way out of the trunk in seconds. Illustrations.

About the Author

Brian Selznick also wrote and illustrated The Boy of a Thousand Faces. Among the books he has illustrated are The Doll People by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin and Frindle by Andrew Clements, which won the Christopher Award. Mr. Selznick lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689844515
Author:
Selznick, Brian
Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Halloween
Subject:
Magicians
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Halloween
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
C2KBR/01-7
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandamp;w
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.75 in 6.23 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
07-10

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Product details 64 pages Aladdin Paperbacks - English 9780689844515 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Selznick splendidly captures the sense of wonder that surrounded Houdini. Equally impressive are his evocative drawings; by turns droll, touching and downright silly, they bring added vitality to a captivating book. More than anything, however, this ambitious work teaches the importance of faith and the ability to believe in the impossible." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Magicians and mystery lovers of all ages will enjoy this well-told, visually satisfying story."
"Synopsis" by , Victor idolizes Harry Houdini. When he has the chance to meet his hero, Victor begs Houdini to share the tricks of his trade. Houdini gives Victor a mysterious locked box. With never-before-seen sketches and a new message from Selznick, this classic is reissued. Illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , Victor idolizes Harry Houdini so much that he locks himself inside his grandmother's trunk. But while Houdini finds his way out of such situations in seconds, Victor has to be let out of the trunk. Then one day he meets Houdini, and begs him to share the tricks of his trade. Houdini gives Victor a mysterious locked box. It takes years for Victor to discover its contents, and find a way out of the trunk in seconds. Illustrations.
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