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

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

Label
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
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
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2007
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2007
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2006.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
148450
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1920-2010
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fleischman, Sid
Dewey number
  • 793.8/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1545.H8
LC item number
F55 2006
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
940
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Houdini, Harry
  • Magicians
  • Escape artists
  • Houdini, Harry
  • Magicians
  • Escape artists
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of the great Houdini
Label
Escape! : the story of the great Houdini, Sid Fleischman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-206) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references (203-205) 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
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
210 p.
Isbn
9780060850951
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg.)
Lccn
2005052631
Other control number
  • 9780060850944
  • 9780060850951
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocm61247417
  • (OCoLC)61247417
Label
Escape! : the story of the great Houdini, Sid Fleischman
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-206) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references (203-205) 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
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
210 p.
Isbn
9780060850951
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg.)
Lccn
2005052631
Other control number
  • 9780060850944
  • 9780060850951
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocm61247417
  • (OCoLC)61247417

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