The Houdini Box  / By Brian Selznick

The Houdini Box / By Brian Selznick

Book - 1991 unged illus
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"Open this book and come face-to-face with the greatest magician of all time -- Harry Houdini!" Victor is forever trying to escape from locked trunks, walk through walls, and perform any number of Houdini's astonishing magic tricks...without success. Then -- amazingly -- he actually meets his idol and begs Houdini to explain himself. A mysterious locked box is the magician's only answer, and Victor is left to wonder: Does the box contain the secrets to the most famous magic tricks ever performed? As spellbinding as a virtuoso performance by Houdini himself, this illustrated storybook for all ages combines captivating mystery and mesmerizing historical fiction, and as a bonus, offers a biographical note about Houdini. Equally strong as a read-aloud or a read-alone book, "The Houdini Box" conjures up the pure pleasure of an old-time magic show.
Publisher: Knopf, 1991. unpaged illus
ISBN: 9780679814290
0679814299
Branch Call Number: Ju F Sel

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