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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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 793.8/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
940
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • MG
  • 6-8
LC call number
GV1545.H8
LC item number
F55 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
  • 6.6
  • 7.3
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Escape! : the story of the great Houdini, Sid Fleischman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
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 -- 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
Control code
ocm61247417
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
210 p.
Isbn
9780060850944
Isbn Type
(trade bdg.)
Lccn
2005052631
Other control number
  • 9780060850944
  • 9780060850951
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Escape! : the story of the great Houdini, Sid Fleischman
Publication
Bibliography note
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 -- 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
Control code
ocm61247417
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
210 p.
Isbn
9780060850944
Isbn Type
(trade bdg.)
Lccn
2005052631
Other control number
  • 9780060850944
  • 9780060850951
Other physical details
ill.

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