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Title:
The great Houdini
Author:
Kulling, Monica.
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Publication Information:
New York : Random House, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; cm.
Summary:
Describes how the young Hungarian immigrant Ehrich Weiss worked to become the great magician, Harry Houdini.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
510 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.6 0.5 2465.
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ISBN:
9780679885733

9780679985730
Format :
Book

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Harry Houdini was a great escape artist, but perhaps his greatest trick was becoming the famous magician that we have come to know. As a child, Houdini worked hard--and even quit school--to help support his family. But his dream always was to become a great magician and performer. He practiced day and night, thinking up new tricks and more and more dangerous stunts. His intense ambition paid off, and soon Harry Houdini became known worldwide!

This kid-appealing Step 3 traces Houdini's life from his poor beginnings to his eventual success as the most famous mystical magician and escape artist of all time.


Author Notes

Monica Kulling was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. She received a BA in creative writing from the University of Victoria. Monica is the author of over 50 books for children, including the popular Great Idea series, stories of inventors. The third book in the series, In the Bag! Margaret Knight Wraps It Up, was chosen as a Once Upon a World Children's Book Award Honor Book by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. The sixth book in the series, Spic-and-Span! Lillian Gilbreth's Wonder Kitchen won the North Dakota Library Association 2016 Flicker Tale Children's Book Award in the nonfiction category. Monica Kulling lives in Toronto, Canada.

Anne Reas has illustrated the children's books Mole and Shrew Have Jobs to Do , Mole and Shrew Find a Clue , and The Great Houdini: World-Famous Magician and Escape Artist .