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The Great Houdini: World Famous Magician & Escape Artist (Step into Reading) [Paperback]

By Monica Kulling (Author) & Anne Reas (Illustrator)
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Item description for The Great Houdini: World Famous Magician & Escape Artist (Step into Reading) by Monica Kulling & Anne Reas...

Offers young readers an insightful biography of Houdini's life, presenting his early days as a struggling youth to his great rise as a world-famous magician. Simultaneous.

Publishers Description
Harry Houdini was a great escape artist, but perhaps his greatest trick was becoming the famous magician that we have come to know. As a child, Houdini worked hard--and even quit school--to help support his family. But his dream always was to become a great magician and performer. He practiced day and night, thinking up new tricks and more and more dangerous stunts. His intense ambition paid off, and soon Harry Houdini became known worldwide! This kid-appealing Step 3 traces Houdini's life from his poor beginnings to his eventual success as the most famous mystical magician and escape artist of all time.

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The Great Houdini: World Famous Magician & Escape Artist (Step into Reading) by Monica Kulling & Anne Reas has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Ingram Advance - 08/01/1999 page 37
  • Ingram Children's Advance - 07/01/1999 page 41

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages   48
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.04" Width: 6" Height: 0.14"
Weight:   0.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 25, 2003
Publisher   Random House Books for Young Readers
Age  7-9
ISBN  0679885730  
ISBN13  9780679885733  
UPC  090129003990  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Monica Kulling is an award-winning author of over fifty books for children, including picture books, biographies, and many Step Into Reading titles, the most recent beingSky High: George Ferris's Big Wheel.She lives in Toronto, Ontario."

Monica Kulling was born in 1952.

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the great houdini9step into reading  Apr 7, 2008
My Grandson who in 11 read this book with great ease. Thank You
Needs A Jumpstart at the First  Jan 8, 2004
The Great Houdini, by Monica Kulling is about a little kid who goes to a dime circus. His family is very poor and barely has enough money to get him a ticket. While he's there he goes to watch a magician, and he is amazed. After the show the magician shows him how he did it. He decides he wants to be a master of illusion. He starts practicing what the magician shows him, he decides he will leave home and become a performer. He goes all around the world, he has bad times and he has good times. This book was boring at first but got better in the end, it's worth the boring reading. I give this book 3 out of 5 stars.
Best book ever  May 6, 2001
I think Harry Houdini is one of the best books I have ever read. I think it is good because it's about a true story and they write it in a very good way.
An interesting biography of this fascinating man....  Aug 18, 2000
While reading this book aloud to a six-year-old, who had picked it out, I learned a lot about this man, Houdini, who has become a legend. In a classic biography format, this book takes us through Houdini's childhood as a son of poor immigrants who admires acrobats in the cirus and makes up his own act. As a young man, he gets work as a locksmith and learns how to pick any lock... a talent that would come in very handy! Throughout his adulthood, Houdini worked incredibly hard to make a name for himself; sadly, his hard-earned fame indirectly led to his untimely death. Houdini's story is one of perseverence rather than glamour and stardom. The book has a serious tone for a childrens' book; even the illustrations are somber, but it is interesting and well worth a read.

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