The Houdini Box

The Houdini Box (Paperback, 2009, Knopf Books for Young Readers)

Paperback, 64 pages

English language

Published Sept. 1, 2009 by Knopf Books for Young Readers.

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3 star (1 review)

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, to walk through walls, and to perform any number of Houdini's astonishing magic tricks...without success. Then -- amazingly -- he meets his idol and begs Houdini to explain himself. A mysterious, locked box is the only answer, and Victor is left to wonder: Does the box contain the secrets of the most famous magic tricks ever performed? From the creator of the Caldecott Medal-winning bestseller The Invention of Hugo Cabret comes this magical storybook that combines captivating mystery with mesmerizing historical fiction. Now, as a bonus at the end of the book, you will find a biographical note about Houdini, an illustrated magic trick, never-before-seen sketches by Brian Selznick, and more. The Houdini Box conjures up the pure pleasure of an old-time magic show. - Publisher.

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  • General
  • Non-Classifiable
  • Magicians
  • Children: Grades 4-6
  • Fiction
  • Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
  • 1874-1926
  • Houdini, Harry,