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Harry Houdini by Janice Weaver
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Jun 20, 12

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I really liked this book a lot. It is a biography of the famous magician, Harry Houdini. This non-fiction book not only discusses Houdini's magic tricks but it also reveals intimate details of his personal life which I think children ages 10 and up could relate to. Most people know Houdini was a famous magician but many don't know about his childhood and marriage to his wife, Bess. I liked that the author of this book used pictures to illustrate Houdini's illusions and stage acts. I also really liked that the author personalized Houdini, allowing the readers to see that he was just a person like everybody else. Reluctant readers may enjoy this book because of all the "magic talk" as well as any children who are interested in learning about or reading about magic. This book is from the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children recommended books.

KF

Harry Houdini: The Legend of the World's Greatest Escape Artist
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Chris Haeffner Kids in my library LOVE this book!


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