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
A biography of Harry Houdini concentrating on his earlier years and the training that made him a master magician and escape artist.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/30/1991Pages: 192Reading 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
For fans of Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee, Gary D. Schmidt's The Wednesday Wars, and Jack Gantos's Joey Pigza Books comes a hilarious and poignant slice-of-life novel from critically acclaimed author and poet Peter Johnson.When an author comes to speak to his class in a rundown area of Providence, Houdini decides to make money by writing his own novel. Houdini chronicles his life as he and his friends start a leaf-raking business, befriend Old Man Jackson (a Vietnam War veteran with a seriously intimidating dog), and get even with the neighborhood bully, Angel. But it's hard to find a way to write about his dad losing his job or his brother, Franklin, who is first reported missing in action in Iraq and then still seems to be missing when he comes home.No matter what, Houdini and his friends rely on one another to figure out how to do the right thing. And Houdini discovers that writing and thinking about his friends and family lets him get to know them in completely new waysBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/24/2014Pages: 192Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Magic Tree House #50 features Jack and Annie and legendary magician, Harry Houdini! If kids get hooked on Magic Tree House, they're hooked on reading! The Magic Tree House books, with their fiction and nonfiction books, are perfect for parents and teachers just starting to get into the "Core Curriculum." With a blend of magic, adventure, history, science, danger, and cuteness, the book topics range from kid pleasers (pirates, the Titanic, pandas) to curriculum perfect (rain forest, American Revolution, Abraham Lincoln) to seasonal shoe-ins (Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving). There is truly something for everyone here.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/23/2013Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
A box is just a box . . . unless it's not a box. From mountain to rocket ship, a small rabbit shows that a box will go as far as the imagination allows. Inspired by a memory of sitting in a box on her driveway with her sister, Antoinette Portis captures the thrill when pretend feels so real that it actually becomes realwhen the imagination takes over and inside a cardboard box, a child is transported to a world where anything is possible. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 12/12/2006Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Caillou Jack in a Box The Caillou 'Jack-in-the-Box' is a classic toy that never gets old. Just turn the crank, listen to the song and wait for Caillou to 'pop' to life. Made from the highest quality materials, this one of a kind jack-in-the box will put a smile on everyone's face.
Haba Sorting box AnimalsFour animal scenes on two templates. A sorting box with 6 wooden pieces. What is the favorite food of the cat, dog and sheep? Little explorers will soon find this out only as only the right food will fit through the corresponding hole of the sorting box.
Walnut Hollow Keepsake Box Basswood box has hinged lid. Ready to stain, paint, decoupage, cover with fabric, woodburn, woodcarve, embellish, or stamp. Made in the United States. Product Dimensions (inches): 10.6 (L) x 7.2 (W) x 2.4 (H) Recommended Ages:1 - 8
Walnut Hollow Roomy Box Box with round edges has hinged lid. Made from Basswood - the best type of wood for woodburning and woodcarving techniques. Ready to paint, stain, decoupage, cover with fabric, woodburn, woodcarve, attach stickers or rubber stamp. Made in the United States.Recommended Ages:1 – 8
Clemmy 20 Pc Box A box of 20 pc soft, colorful and washable blocks that are non-toxic. Stimulates Creativity and Manual skills. Great for 10m+ Recommended Ages: 6-18 months Product Measures: 7.68 x 9.06 x 7.68 inches
Diggin Box Set - Airplanes Box Sets have all the fun without the mess. Box Sets are beautifully designed wooden playsets that fold open for creative, imaginative play. When play time is over, all of the pieces store nicely into the detailed painted dollhouse. Just fold up and the handle on top makes it easy to take anywhere! Product Measures: 8 x 9 x 4.5 Recommended Ages: 3 years and up
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