Harry Houdini

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Kids Can Press Ltd, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
Meet Harry Houdini - the most famous magician of all time. Harry performed many daring and astounding tricks still talked about today, including dangerous underwater escapes. Harry started his life in poverty but as a child got his own trapeze and performed for the neighborhood kids, calling himself ?Prince of the Air.? He went on to become one of the most famous people in the world, performing in front of huge crowds and making six movies. With level-appropriate language and detailed illustrations, this level 3 first reader tells the story of Harry Houdini's magic.

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MacLeod offers a biography for readers not yet up to Tom Lalicki's outstanding Spellbinder: The Life of Harry Houdini (2000). Alternating captioned collages of photos, posters and other images with ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Elizabeth MacLeod has written many children's books, including nine titles in the Snapshots Biography series, numerous titles in the Kids Can Read, Kids Books Of and Kids Can Do It series, Why Do Horses Have Manes?, What Did Dinosaurs Eat?, and Monster Fliers. She lives in Toronto.

John Mantha is an artist and illustrator. His books include The Kids Book of Canadian Firsts and The Kids Book of Canada's Railway. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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