This highly readable biography about Harry Houdini (1874-1926), the famous magician and escape artist, casts a spell of. .
While this book is not as long or as detailed as Ruth Brandon's The Life and Many Deaths of Harry Houdini (Random, 1994), it will find an audience with students who are unfamiliar with the man and his incredible feats.
nonfiction) Lalicki, Tom. (2002). Spellbinder: The Life of Harry Houdini
nonfiction) Lalicki, Tom. Spellbinder: The Life of Harry Houdini. New York: Holiday House. The author discusses both Houdini’s successes and failures and provides a well rounded glimpse of the man. While the book is most appropriate for middle school libraries I would put it in a high school library for 9th graders or low level readers.
Houdini is a fascinating character, and he really comes alive in SPELLBINDER. Houdini's life and times-everything from child labor to the cataclysm that was World War I-are skillfully woven into the text. One of the most interesting themes is how Houdini worked to debunk fraudulent mediums and other tricksters. Following the text are a bibliography, a chronology, and an index, making the book an excellent resource for reports. But it is also just a great read.
Originally published as: SPELLBINDER: The Life of Harry Houdini
Originally published as: SPELLBINDER: The Life of Harry Houdini. He was born Ehrich Weiss but, at an early age, he chose another name for himself. He wanted a name to suit his career of magic and entertainment and he chose a name that paid homage to one of the legendary magicians of all time: Robert Houdin. Tom Lalicki tells Houdini's story with a fascinating mix of text and images, revealing the facts and juxtaposing them with startling images of a master entertainer performing masterfully and mysteriously, mesmerizing his audiences and mystifying experts with his skill and his invention.
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Originally published as: SPELLBINDER: The Life of Harry Houdini. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. Genre: Children's Fiction. Used availability for Tom Lalicki's Spellbinder.
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