An illustrated biography of Ehrich Weiss, who at an early age changed his name to Harry Houdini, provides middle readers with a look at the dramatic life of this worldfamous magician and escape artist....
|Title||:||Spellbinder: The Life of Harry Houdini|
|Publisher||:||Holiday House 1st edition June 2000|
|Number of Pages||:||32 pages|
|File Size||:||595 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Spellbinder: The Life of Harry Houdini Reviews
Greetings all, this is a book about H. Houdini, the performer and magician. The cover is awful. The contents are a fast and interesting read. High school level and up. For Houdini fans and those with an interest in the culture from the turn of the 1900's into the depression. Again, this is a fast read. Kids today might not like it as it requires some thought and historical interest. Houdini was a great performer, but he was also a scam buster. He was loyal to his family and an original character. His life is about immigration, hardship, integrity, hard work and humility. Not for kids today, but adults might enjoy the book. I did. Best regards.
My 9 year old daughter checked this book out from the library and I picked it up and read it before bed one night -- wow! Such a complex character summarized within these 80 or so pages. I learned a lot from this book including Houdini's poverty-stricken childhood, his other hobbies, his strong work ethic, and his ego. Loved the book. Well-written and flowed perfectly.
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