Harry Houdini for Kids

Harry Houdini for Kids

His Life and Adventures : With 21 Magic Tricks and Illusions

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Baker & Taylor
Reviews the complex life of this magician, escape artist, actor, aviator, and possible spy for the U.S., and provides instructions for numerous magic tricks, including sticking a needle into a balloon and making a coin vanish.

Independent Publishing Group
Illusionist, escape artist, movie star, aviator, and spy—Harry Houdini was all these and an international celebrity and the world’s most famous magician. This fascinating biography looks at all the facets of Houdini’s amazing life and includes 21 magic tricks and illusions for a hands-on learning experience. Children will be inspired by this Jewish immigrant who grew up in poverty and, through perseverance and hard work, went on to become one of the most popular and successful entertainers of all time. Houdini was an artist who created his acts carefully, practicing them for years in some cases. He performed such seemingly impossible stunts as escaping several sets of handcuffs and ropes after jumping off a bridge into a flowing river. Kids will learn how he devised his most legendary stunts and will also learn the science and logic behind many of Houdini’s acts including his famous milk can escape. Kids can amaze their family and friends with these simple, entertaining, and fun tricks and illusions: • Stepping through an index card • Performing an odd number trick • Making a coin appear • Mind reading with a secret code • Making a magic box • Lifting a person with one hand • Making a talking board • And much more


Baker
& Taylor

Provides an informative review of the complex life of this magician, escape artist, actor, aviator, and possible spy for the U.S.--enhanced with instructions for numerous magic tricks, including sticking a needle into a balloon and making a coin vanish. Original.

Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781556527821
Branch Call Number: J 793.8092 CAR
Characteristics: vii, 136 p. :,ill., ports. ;,22 x 28 cm.

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VeganGreen Nov 03, 2009

VeganGreen thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 13

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