Great Houdini: World-Famous Magician and Escape Artist (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 4 Book)

Great Houdini: World-Famous Magician and Escape Artist (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 4 Book)

by Monica Kulling
     
 

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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

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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.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Harry Houdini was the stage name of Ehrich Weiss, a Hungarian Jewish immigrant who became world famous for his showmanship as an escape artist. It wasn't easy. Harry practiced thousands of hours and read thousands of books about magic and illusion. His tricks--such as the disappearing elephant, and escaping from handcuffs, ropes, and straight jackets--amazed audiences in Europe and America. His success was due to hard work, perseverance, and skill, which serve as a good example today. This early reader will also appeal to older kids who are having difficulty developing their reading skills. "Step Into Reading" Step 3.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679885733
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Series:
Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 4 Book
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
216,667
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)
Lexile:
510L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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