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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?
"Crosshatched pencil drawings expertly capture the story's droller moments, as well as Victor's changing expressions....This brief story has an appeal beyond its reading level." -- "School Library Journal" "In his arresting, informative blend of fact and fiction, Selznick splendidly captures the sense of wonder surrounding Houdini." -- "Publishers Weekly" "Selznick illustrates his first book with vigorous, carefully composed black-and-white drawings; his faces express emotion with subtlety and quiet humor. The offbeat story is smoothly told...." -- "Kirkus Reviews"
ISBN: 9780689844515 ISBN-10: 0689844514 Audience:
For Ages: 8 - 9 years old For Grades: 3 - 4 Format:
Number Of Pages: 64 Published: 1st September 2001 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 17.8
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1