Harry Houdini

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DK Pub., 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
Harry Houdini, born Ehrich Weiss, left his home in Wisconsin at the age of 12 to seek his fortune. But Factory work he found was dreary, and young Ehrich longed for excitement. Find out how he went from practicing coin tricks in his spare time to selling out the theaters of Europe - and how this son of poor immigrants transformed himself into the greatest magician in the world. In this biography series, DK brings together fresh voices and DK design values to give readers the most information-packed, visually exciting biographies.

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User Review  - MadelynMaxwell - LibraryThing

This book shows and tells us about the life and career of Harry Houdini through both words and real time pictures. This biography would be great to help students get a better understanding of a great ... Read full review

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User Review  - shannonbaker - LibraryThing

This book is good for older students third grade and higher. This is because it is a more difficult book to read. This book can be used for a research project or just put out for reading for students who are interested in learning about magic. Read full review


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Vicki Cobb is the author of many award-winning science books for young people. With degrees from Barnard College and Columbia University Teachers College, Vicki enjoyed an early career as a science teacher. She now devotes all her time to writing and speaking to teachers, children, and librarians all over the country. She frequently writes for the Huffington Post and is also the founder and president of iNK Think Tank, an organization dedicated to getting high-quality nonfiction books into classrooms. To find out what recent science experiment Vicki has been cooking up, visit her online at www.vickicobb.com.

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