A Picture Book of Harry Houdini by David A. AdlerA Picture Book of Harry Houdini by David A. Adler

A Picture Book of Harry Houdini

byDavid A. Adler, Michael S. AdlerIllustratorMatt Collins

Paperback | June 1, 2010

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Harry Houdini astounded audiences around the globe with his death-defying acts and illusions. With his wife, Bess, often by his side, he freed himself from ropes, handcuffs, straitjackets, and prison cells. Once he even made a ten-thousand-pound elephant vanish into thin air! Yet Harry's life was not always so glamorous. When he was a boy, he shined shoes and did odd jobs to help make ends meet. But a career in magic was always in the cards for Harry. Readers will be mesmerized by this captivating biography of one of the most celebrated escape artists and magicians in history.
David A. Adler has written more than a hundred books for children, including his well-known Picture Book Biography series. A former teacher, he lives with his family in New York State. Visit him on the web at www.davidaadler.com. Matt Collins has illustrated numerous picture books for children. His art has also appeared in the New York...
Title:A Picture Book of Harry HoudiniFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.53 × 8 × 0.9 inPublished:June 1, 2010Publisher:Holiday HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823423026

ISBN - 13:9780823423026


Editorial Reviews

"Deeply hued illustrations, heavy with red and black tones, are well suited to the subject."