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Author Fleischman, Sid, 1920-2010.

Title Escape! : the story of the great Houdini / Sid Fleischman.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Greenwillow Books, [2006]
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 95th Street Juvenile Biography  J BIO HOUDINI    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Juvenile Biography  J BIO HOUDINI    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Juvenile Biography  J BIO HOUDINI    AVAILABLE
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Description xii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical refereneces (pages 203-205) and index.
Includes bibliographical references (203-205) and index.
Contents Preface: sleuthing the Houdini story -- He was born, but where? -- From rags to rags -- King of the necktie cutters -- The Pygmalion of East 69th Street -- Dressing up the act -- Magic for sale! -- Mr. Beck beckons -- Don't walk on the grass -- The queen's dress -- The Siberian mystery -- Double-crossing -- The ink-stained wretch -- The life expectancy of an eggshell -- Unmasking an icon -- Walking through a brick wall -- One elephant to go -- The movie star -- The man who fooled Sherlock Holmes -- The phantom follies -- The pajama pocket -- Postmortem -- Digging around in Houdini's past.
Summary A biography of the magician, ghost chaser, aviator, and king of escape artists whose amazing feats are remembered long after his death in 1926. Profiling his early years, personal life, and great accomplishments in show business, the story of the famous magician, Harry Houdini, comes to life through a review of his greatest tricks and most amazing feats, complete with index, photos, and author's notes.
Audience 940L Lexile
Note 940L Lexile
Accelerated Reader MG 6.6 5 109453
Study Program Accelerated Reader MG 6.6 5 109453
Subject Houdini, Harry, 1874-1926 -- Juvenile literature.
Magicians -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Escape artists -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Genre Biographies.
ISBN 0060850957
Standard No. 9780060850951
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