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The story of young Harry Houdini, the world’s greatest escape artist!

Harry Weiss—later known by his stage name, Harry Houdini—and his brother, Dash, are enthralled when the circus comes to their Wisconsin town. Harry loves all the acts, but his favorites are the tightrope and the amazing trick where a man hangs from a rope with his teeth! Harry and Dash decide to try circus tricks in a nearby barn, and although Harry’s headstrong determination leads him and his brother into trouble, it also opens up a whole new world for him—a world of performance that later becomes his life’s passion.

In this evocative story, Eric Kimmel tells how Harry Houdini discovered his love for performing in a small Wisconsin town.

Synopsis:

Eric Kimmel is the award-winning

Synopsis:

Inspired by the circus performers he saw in his hometown, young Harry Weiss, later known as Houdini, convinces his brother to help him with some of the tricks that he saw and decides that he will become one of the world's greatest escape artists.

About the Author

Eric Kimmel is the award-winning author of several well-known children’s books, including A Horn for Louis and A Picture for Marc, which was a Sydney Taylor Notable Book and a Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Table of Contents

The circus — The secret — Perfect gentlemen — The barn — Walking the tightrope — The challenge — Two front teeth — Unfinished business.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375856976
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
Fiction : Romance - Suspense
Illustrator:
Jim Madsen
Calligrapher:
Madsen, Jim
Author:
Kimmel, Eric A.
Author:
Madsen, Jim
Author:
Eric A. Kimmel
Author:
Jim Madsen
Subject:
Magicians
Subject:
United states
Subject:
General
Subject:
Magicians -- United States.
Subject:
Houdini, Harry
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Performing Arts
Subject:
Games & Activities - Magic
Subject:
Readers - Beginner
Subject:
ographical / United States
Subject:
Children s-Beginning Readers
Subject:
Children s-Chapter Books
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Biographical - United States
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Religious - Jewish
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090922
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
1-4
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Age Level:
6-9

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Young Adult » Nonfiction » Biographies

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