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Houdini: The Life of the Great Escape Artist

Houdini: The Life of the Great Escape Artist


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Harry Houdini never met a lock he didn’t like. Handcuffs, leg irons, and thumbscrews were child’s play for the world’s greatest escape artist. During his stunning career he invented some of the most mind-boggling escapes of all time. Join Houdini as he attempts his most dangerous stunts and unlock the secrets of the illusionist’s lasting legacy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429662680
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 12/01/2010
Series: American Graphic
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 0.30(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: GN680L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 14 Years

About the Author

Agnieszka Biskup is a science writer and editor based in Chicago. She is a former editor for the science section of the Boston Globe as well as the children's science magazine Muse. In addition to children's books, she has also written many articles for newspapers, magazines, and websites. Her books have received awards from Learning magazine, the Association of Educational Publishers, and the Society of School Librarians International. Her book Football: How It Works (Capstone Press, 2010) was a Junior Library Guild selection.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Great Showman 4

Chapter 2 The Handcuff King 10

Chapter 3 Death-Defying Acts 20

The Legacy of Houdini 28

Glossary 30


Internet Sites 31

Index 32

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