Overview

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 ...
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Who Was Harry Houdini?

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Overview

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.


A biography of the famous magician who was also a movie star and a pioneer pilot.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101640050
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 7/22/2002
  • Series: Who Was...? Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 42,446
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Tui Sutherland lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Tui Sutherland lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Tui Sutherland lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Table of Contents

Who Was Harry Houdini? 1
So You Want to Be an American 4
So You Want to Be a Magician 15
So You Want to Be Famous 27
So You Want to Be a Star 35
So You Want to Be Amazing 48
So You Want to Be a Pilot 56
So You Want to Be a Movie Star 63
So You Want to Be an Illusionist 69
So You Want to Be a Hero 77
So You Want to Be a Detective 85
So You Want to Be Remembered Forever 95
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2008

    SWEET

    *My favorite part in this book was when Houdini, jumped of the bridge in handcuffs because he did it into freezing water. I liked the part of the book when Harry escaped from the mirror cuffs

    13 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2013

    Bookworm

    That was a fantastic book!

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Cool

    Have not read it yet but it sounds good ;)

    8 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Tap here

    I did not read it on the nook I acually read it in a book but this guy is awesome.
    -#Hashtag

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

    Ten stars

    Ten star book

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    Best Book

    Luv it

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2012

    Minecrafter

    Nevermind,I have fixed it.




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    3 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2013

    Advise

    I heard about Harry Houdinni, but haven't read the book. Is it a good book to read?

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    Hairy whodinni?

    Sample only showed table of contents , nothing else!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    Best escape artist ever!

    He once while being hancuffed by three handcuffs fall over a bridge in the winter but he stil survived

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2014

    Bla

    I. do. not .care!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2014

    Harry Houdini is a man full of adventure and action.

    This is a book for all ages. Detective. Magician. Movie Star. Illusionist. This is my favourite Who was? book I have read yet. I highly reccomend it. Try it and you will love it. At least one job he has done.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2014

    BOOK

    I LOVE IT

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2014

    Editor

    Great,interesting and fantastical.I would recomend it to all my friends and family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2014

    Tap here

    I havent red the book but whats with the huge head and tiny body on the couver???????????????????????????????

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    Hairy Houdini

    Hes ugly

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    Amizing book luv it

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 18, 2014

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    Posted May 5, 2010

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