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Escape! : the story of the great Houdini / by Sid Fleischman.

Authors: Fleischman, Sid, 1920-2010.
Call number: jB Houdini FLE
Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, c2006.
Publication date: c2006.
Subject: Magicians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Escape artists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Children's literature -- Juvenile literature.
Houdini, Harry, 1874-1926 -- Juvenile literature.
Title: Escape! : the story of the great Houdini / by Sid Fleischman.
Physical description: 210 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Contents note: Preface: sleuthing the Houdini story -- He was born, but where? -- From rags to rags -- King of the necktie cutters -- Pygmalion of East 69th street -- Dressing up the act -- Magic for sale -- Mr. Beck beckons -- Don't walk on the grass -- Queen's dress -- Siberian mystery -- Double-crossing -- Ink-stained wretch -- Life expectancy of an eggshell -- Unmasking an icon -- Walking through a brick wall -- One elephant to go -- Movie star -- Man who fooled Sherlock Holmes -- Phantom follies -- Pajama pocket -- Postmortem -- Digging around in Houdini's past -- Index.
Notes: Some copies have 217 pages.
Summary note: 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.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (203-205) and index.
Awards note: Young Hoosier Book Award, 2008-2009, 6-8 Nominee.
ISBN: 0060850949 (trade bdg.)
0060850957 (lib. bdg.)
9780329663704 (Follett)
9780060850944
9780060850951
LCCN: 2005052631
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1063061
Bib No.: 1063061

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