Open this book and come face-to-face with the greatest magician of all time: Harry Houdini! Victor is forever trying to escape from locked trunks, to walk through walls, and to perform any number of Houdini's astonishing magic tricks...without success. Then -- amazingly -- he meets his idol and begs Houdini to explain himself. A mysterious, locked box is the only answer, and Victor is left to wonder: Does the box contain the secrets of the most famous magic tricks ever performed? From the creator of the Caldecott Medal-winning bestseller The Invention of Hugo Cabret comes this magical storybook that combines captivating mystery with mesmerizing historical fiction. Now, as a bonus at the end of the book, you will find a biographical note about Houdini, an illustrated magic trick, never-before-seen sketches by Brian Selznick, and more. The Houdini Box conjures up the pure pleasure of an old-time magic show.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/7/2008Pages: 80Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Illusionist, escape artist, movie star, aviator, and spyHarry Houdini was all these and an international celebrity and the world’s most famous magician. This fascinating biography looks at all the facets of Houdini’s amazing life and includes 21 magic tricks and illusions for a hands-on learning experience. Children will be inspired by this Jewish immigrant who grew up in poverty and, through perseverance and hard work, went on to become one of the most popular and successful entertainers of all time. Houdini was an artist who created his acts carefully, practicing them for years in some cases. He performed such seemingly impossible stunts as escaping several sets of handcuffs and ropes after jumping off a bridge into a flowing river. Kids will learn how he devised his most legendary stunts and will also learn the science and logic behind many of Houdini’s acts including his famous milk can escape. Kids can amaze their family and friends with these simple, entertaining, and fun tricks and illusions: Stepping through an index card Performing an odd number trick Making a coin appear Mind reading with a secret code Making a magic box Lifting a person with one hand Making a talking board And much moreBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/1/2009Pages: 144Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Introducing the astonishing, the unforgettable ... HOUDINI! He made himself a living legend and became the most famous name in magic. But Harry Houdini, like his acts, was fascinating and mysterious. As a child, he was often on the edge of homelessness, so he would charge crowds to watch him perform tricks he knew no one else could do. After leaving home to seek his fortune, Houdini mastered every form of magic available-- card tricks, juggling, illusions-- and travelled the world over to make a name for himself. But true stardom came to him only when he began to focus his act around daring, heart-stopping escapes. By sheer force of will, Houdini trained his body to withstand the torturous demands of the elaborate acts he created. How did he do it? Magicians never tell. Yet acclaimed author Kathleen Krull and award-winning illustrator Eric Velasquez combine their talents to reveal the remarkable story of the World's Greatest Mystery Man and Escape King.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/12/2007Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
DK-s acclaimed DK Biography series tackles two of history-s most colorful figures in Harry Houdini and Albert Einstein. Perfect for book reports or summer reading, the DK Biography series brings a new clarity and narrative voice to history-s most colorful figures.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/1/2005Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Every kid has heard of Harry Houdini, the famous magician who could escape from handcuffs, jail cells, and locked trunks. But do they know that the ever-ambitious and adventurous Houdini was also a famous movie star and the first pilot to fly a plane in Australia? This well-told biography is full of the details of Houdini's life that kids will really want to know about and illustrated throughout with beautiful black-and-white line drawings. Illustrated by John O'Brien.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/22/2002Pages: 112Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Harry Houdini repeatedly amazed 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, and prison cells. Though Harry was always intrigued by magic, his life was not always so glamorous. His family was extremely poor, and as a boy he shined shoes to help them make ends meet. Yet a career in magic was always in the cards. Readers will be mesmerized by this captivating picture book biography. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/1/2010Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
This illustrated biography of Harry Houdini combines original artwork and archival artifacts—including photographs, playbills and posters, letters, and even some of Houdini’s own stage props—to bring the story of the world’s greatest escape artist to life.Readers will learn all about Houdini’s unique rags-to-riches story, from his birth in a Hungarian ghetto to his death from a ruptured appendix at age fifty-two. The book details his career as an escape artist and explains how he evolved into the “King of Handcuffs on the vaudeville circuit and became an international star as his escape attempts reached ever more elaborate and dangerous heights. Filled with little-known facts, this is the perfect book for readers interested in magic and the history of Houdini.The book includes a bibliography and index.Praise for Harry Houdini"…a beautifully illustrated biography of this most fascinating man…With entertaining sidebars on metamorphosis tricks and dime bars, Harry Houdini is sure to enchant aspiring magicians, offbeat history buffs and anyone who, in our own straitened times, appreciates a good rag-to-riches tale"—New York TimesSTARRED REVIEW"Period photographs from newspapers, personal collections, advertising flyers, and other sources alternate with full-page color artwork to create a rich, engaging tableau. While there are several excellent biographies of Houdini available...this one is a solid addition."—School Library Journal, starred review"A well-rounded addition to the children’s bookshelf about the multifaceted man."—Publishers WeeklyAward Recognition2012 Orbis Pictus Recommended book2012 Norman A. Sugarman Children’s Biography Award - Honor bookBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/1/2011Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
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.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 11/25/2003Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
A great way to introduce kids to the joys of rock collecting. The plastic box contains 15 minerals, identification tags, magnifier, and "Dig into Rocks" book information guide.Product Measures: VariesRecommended Ages: 8 years and up
Delta Children's Products Spiderman Toy Box Get your child excited about putting away their favorite toys. The Marvel Spiderman Toy Box is a colorful addition to a room's decor designed in the theme of Marvel's hit movie Spiderman. The hinged safety lid makes the box safe, so that the only thing to worry about when putting away those precious toys is that the fun has to end sometime. Features an ultra-cool design with bright cheerful colors and is the perfect place for storing things in style ( clothes, shoes, art accessories, toys and more). Goes great in any room and makes a great gift. Meets all JPMA safety standards. Complements other Spiderman items sold separately online. Some assembly required.
Todd's mom is in a hurry, so she can't stop every time Todd sees something interesting. But Todd has a wonderful surprise for her--a box full of treasures that he's collected along the way.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/1/2004Pages: 24Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
“[The] artwork will appeal to a broad range of lower-level readers. True to its comic-strip roots…this title is a surefire hit. - School Library Journal Jack just got a new toy, and it’s full of surprises. Each time the box pops open, there’s a new and bigger surprise. Is it a silly toy, a scary toy…or something else entirely? With a limited vocabulary and unlimited imagination, Art Spiegelman applies his out-of-the-box thinking to a book that has all the surprise and bounce of a jack-in-the-box.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/1/2008Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Battat Sound Puzzle Box Battat Sound Puzzle Box helps kids distinguish between colors and shapes. The game consists of three different types of shapes, each of which has to be passed through a matching slot through a tube. A sound plays when the shape matches its slot correctly. Why You'll Love It: Bright colors and a fun sound engage little minds. Age: 18 months and up Features Educational toy Stimulates ability to concentrate and observe Enhances hand-eye coordination Includes Colorful shapes Container comprising various slots
Diggin BoxSet - Airplanes Boxsets have all the fun without the mess. Boxsets are beautifully designed wooden playsets that fold open for creative, imaginative play. Set up the tracks to build your world and have adventures with your vehicles. When play time is over, all the pieces store nicely into the compact box which is easy to store. Choose from 3 themes- trains, cars or airplanes. Airport box, two airplanes, one helicopter, runway tracks Product Measures: 8 x 4.5 x 9 Recommended Ages: 3 years & up
Sturdy wooden box features 2 drawers and two fold-out trays plus a pop-out easel in the top. Includes 32 markers, 28 colored pencils, 24 oil pastels, 12 watercolors, palette, brush, water bottle, 2 pencils, eraser, sharpener, ruler and 2 easel clips. Dimensions 13.5" x 10"HFeatures include: -Excellent art box in wonderful wooden case -Includes pop-up easel on the top-Wooden case has two drawers, plus 2 fold-out trays-Includes all art supplies to fill it - oil pastels, watercolors, colored pencils, markers, paintbrush, and more-A beautiful gift for a budding artistRecommended Ages:4 – 12
Diggin BoxSet Kids can have fun without the mess with Diggin BoxSet. This carefully designed wooden play set will make for creative and imaginative play. Children can set up tracks to build their own world. They can enjoy adventures with the vehicles that come with the set. Why You'll Love It: After playing, the pieces can be stored nicely in the compact box. Age: 3 years and up Features Wooden garage play set Portable Wooden storage case serves as two-story parking garage Can store up to three cars Ramp can be constructed to get to the second story Can be combined with other BoxSets Includes Cars Wooden road track Wooden storage case Recommended Ages:3 – 8
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