Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Harry Houdini: Death-Defying Showman” as Want to Read:
Harry Houdini: Death-Defying Showman
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Harry Houdini: Death-Defying Showman (Sterling Biographies)

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  12 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
With his seemingly impossible escapes and incredible feats of illusion, Harry Houdini lived a life so fantastic that it seems almost too amazing even for fiction. Beyond his on-stage magic, Houdini also made his mark as an airplane pioneer, movie star, and debunker of frauds. His renown extended from his childhood home in Appleton, Wisconsin to Europe to Sydney, Australia. ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by Sterling
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Harry Houdini, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Harry Houdini

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-35)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Harry Houdini is a magician, possibly the greatest, that has graced this earth with many astonishing tricks and escapes. All he wanted was to become famous, but his real goal was to always win and to never lose which he almost did. People had to cheat to make him lose and he was the first man ever to fly a plane in Australia beating an opponent. But certain things got in his way, like his lack of money and his lack of knowledge lead him on a journey through much study and accomplishments so he ...more
Feb 29, 2016 Ahmed rated it really liked it
This mostly talks about Harry Houdini's life and his amazing magic skills that have shocked everyone. Harry Houdini does many magic unbelievable magic tricks, but something you didn't know is that he was an airplane pioneer, movie star, and a debunker of frauds. He started to get interested in magic during his childhood times. When Harry Houdini has started to do magic and has gone to many stages to preform his amazing piece of magic and even children would read about his seemingly superhuman ...more
Feb 19, 2014 Lynn rated it liked it
Shelves: bio-autobio
I needed to read a book on Houdini for my book club, and not wanting to spend much time reading it, chose a Sterling Biography for young people. I thought it was well done and filled with lots of information, photos and artifacts.
Sophie rated it really liked it
Dec 22, 2015
Molly Hagen
Molly Hagen rated it liked it
May 25, 2009
Made Widiyasa
Made Widiyasa rated it liked it
Jun 28, 2015
Olivia rated it it was amazing
Feb 25, 2013
David Fox
David Fox rated it really liked it
Jul 04, 2011
Dongyeful rated it it was amazing
Jul 04, 2013
Mary rated it it was ok
Jan 21, 2013
Alisa B
Alisa B rated it liked it
Mar 31, 2013
Bess rated it really liked it
Jan 03, 2010
Dave Analog
Dave Analog rated it really liked it
Feb 19, 2014
Rose added it
May 27, 2008
Miss Kitty
Miss Kitty marked it as to-read
Jul 16, 2009
Terry marked it as to-read
Feb 21, 2010
Teddie added it
Feb 09, 2011
Kalli added it
Aug 06, 2012
Yinzadi marked it as to-read
Sep 04, 2012
Jeff Taylor
Jeff Taylor marked it as to-read
Oct 02, 2012
Lenora Rogers
Lenora Rogers marked it as to-read
Oct 21, 2012
Nicky Weirbach
Nicky Weirbach marked it as to-read
Dec 16, 2012
Andrea marked it as to-read
Feb 12, 2013
Jonathan marked it as to-read
Jun 17, 2013
Doreen added it
Mar 01, 2014
Laura Lubak
Laura Lubak marked it as to-read
Jun 07, 2016
Ryan marked it as to-read
Aug 12, 2014
Monica marked it as to-read
Oct 16, 2015
Carly Nicholas
Carly Nicholas marked it as to-read
Jan 08, 2016
Megan added it
Apr 27, 2016
Emna added it
May 03, 2016
BookDB marked it as to-read
Oct 07, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Other Books in the Series

Sterling Biographies (1 - 10 of 41 books)
  • Albert Einstein: The Miracle Mind (Sterling Biographies)
  • Neil Armstrong: One Giant Leap for Mankind
  • The Wright Brothers: First in Flight
  • Benjamin Franklin: Revolutionary Inventor
  • Jacques Cousteau: A Life Under the Sea
  • Abraham Lincoln: From Pioneer to President
  • George Washington: An American Life
  • Cleopatra: Egypt's Last and Greatest Queen
  • Thomas Jefferson: Architect of Freedom
  • Lou Gehrig: Iron Horse of Baseball

Share This Book