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Title:
Escape! : the story of the great Houdini / by Sid Fleischman.
Call Number:
jB Houdini FLE
Publication Date:
c2006.
Publisher:
New York : Greenwillow Books, c2006.
Physical Description:
210 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Notes:
Some copies have 217 pages.
Contents:
Preface: sleuthing the Houdini story -- He was born, but where? -- From rags to rags -- King of the necktie cutters -- Pygmalion of East 69th street -- Dressing up the act -- Magic for sale -- Mr. Beck beckons -- Don't walk on the grass -- Queen's dress -- Siberian mystery -- Double-crossing -- Ink-stained wretch -- Life expectancy of an eggshell -- Unmasking an icon -- Walking through a brick wall -- One elephant to go -- Movie star -- Man who fooled Sherlock Holmes -- Phantom follies -- Pajama pocket -- Postmortem -- Digging around in Houdini's past -- Index.
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.
Awards Note:
Young Hoosier Book Award, 2008-2009, 6-8 Nominee.
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (203-205) and index.
Added Title:
Story of the great Houdini
Horizon Bib Number:
1063061
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