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Harry Houdini: Death-Defying Showman (Sterling Biographies)

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With his seemingly impossible escapes and incredible feats of illusion, Harry Houdini lived a life so fantastic that it seems almost too amazing even for fiction. Beyond his on-stage magic, Houdini also made his mark as an airplane pioneer, movie star, and debunker of frauds. His renown extended from his childhood home in Appleton, Wisconsin to Europe to Sydney, Australia. Children will thrill as they read about his seemingly superhuman successesand#151;including when Houdini, hanging by his ankles and wrapped in a straightjacket, managed to free himself in less than three minutes. The biography also delves into Houdiniand#8217;s impoverished childhood, his close relationship with his family, his start in show businessand#151;and how he managed some of his famous tricks.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781402732621
Author:
Thievon Mullin, Rita
Publisher:
Sterling
Author:
Mullin, Rita Thievon
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Magicians
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Magicians -- United States.
Subject:
Houdini, Harry
Subject:
Children s Art-General
Subject:
FICTION - FICTION TRD PB
Subject:
BG-REFERENCE - BG-REFERENCE
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Sterling Biographies®
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
10-14

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