Dean Gunnarson: The Making Of An Escape Artist by Carolyn GrayDean Gunnarson: The Making Of An Escape Artist by Carolyn Gray

Dean Gunnarson: The Making Of An Escape Artist

byCarolyn Gray

Paperback | April 15, 2016

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movie tie-inDean Gunnarson, world-renowed escapologist, has made a career of avoiding death. But his first escape was his greatest - surviving juvenile leukemia. In the wake of his illness, a magic-obsessed young Dean mirrors the training of his hero Houdini in his hometown of Winnipeg. Another boy on the cancer ward, named Phil, also wants to walk in Houdini's footsteps. Together, Phil and Dean go on a quest for real, true magic that will save Philip's life. They ultimately learn magic can even surprise the magician.
Carolyn Gray is a Winnipeg theatre artist, puppeteer, playwright, creative writing instructor, and winner of the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising New Writer and the Manitoba Day Award. Her work has been produced by Mantioba Theatre for Young People, zone41 Theatre, the Winnipeg International Children's Festival, and many independe...
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Title:Dean Gunnarson: The Making Of An Escape ArtistFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:April 15, 2016Publisher:Great Plains PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927855357

ISBN - 13:9781927855355

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