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Escape! : the story of the great Houdini, Sid Fleischman

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Escape! : the story of the great Houdini
Title
Escape!
Title remainder
the story of the great Houdini
Statement of responsibility
Sid Fleischman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A biography of the magician, ghost chaser, aviator, and king of escape artists whose amazing feats are remembered long after his death in 1926. Profiling his early years, personal life, and great accomplishments in show business, the story of the famous magician, Harry Houdini, comes to life through a review of his greatest tricks and most amazing feats, complete with index, photos, and author's notes
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1920-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fleischman, Sid
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Houdini, Harry
  • Magicians
  • Escape artists
  • Young adult literature
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Escape! : the story of the great Houdini, Sid Fleischman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
This item was generously purchased by the Friends of the Thunder Bay Public Library. 39341009857221
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-206) and index
Contents
Preface: sleuthing the Houdini story -- He was born, but where? -- From rags to rags -- King of the necktie cutters -- The Pygmalion of East 69th Street -- Dressing up the act -- Magic for sale! -- Mr. Beck beckons -- Don't walk on the grass -- The queen's dress -- The Siberian mystery -- Double-crossing -- The ink-stained wretch -- The life expectancy of an eggshell -- Unmasking an icon -- Walking through a brick wall -- One elephant to go -- The movie star -- The man who fooled Sherlock Holmes -- The phantom follies -- The pajama pocket -- Postmortem -- Digging around in Houdini's past
Control code
14064511
Extent
210 p.
Isbn
9780060850944
Lccn
2005052631
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Escape! : the story of the great Houdini, Sid Fleischman
Publication
Note
This item was generously purchased by the Friends of the Thunder Bay Public Library. 39341009857221
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-206) and index
Contents
Preface: sleuthing the Houdini story -- He was born, but where? -- From rags to rags -- King of the necktie cutters -- The Pygmalion of East 69th Street -- Dressing up the act -- Magic for sale! -- Mr. Beck beckons -- Don't walk on the grass -- The queen's dress -- The Siberian mystery -- Double-crossing -- The ink-stained wretch -- The life expectancy of an eggshell -- Unmasking an icon -- Walking through a brick wall -- One elephant to go -- The movie star -- The man who fooled Sherlock Holmes -- The phantom follies -- The pajama pocket -- Postmortem -- Digging around in Houdini's past
Control code
14064511
Extent
210 p.
Isbn
9780060850944
Lccn
2005052631
Other physical details
ill.

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