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The Resource Harry Houdini for kids : his life and adventures with 21 magic tricks and illusions, Laurie Carlson

Harry Houdini for kids : his life and adventures with 21 magic tricks and illusions, Laurie Carlson

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Harry Houdini for kids : his life and adventures with 21 magic tricks and illusions
Title
Harry Houdini for kids
Title remainder
his life and adventures with 21 magic tricks and illusions
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Laurie Carlson
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Language
eng
Summary
"Illusionist, escape artist, movie star, aviator, and spy—Harry Houdini was all these and an international celebrity and the world’s most famous magician. This biography looks at all the facets of Houdini’s amazing life and includes 21 magic tricks and illusions for a hands-on learning experience. Children will be inspired by this Jewish immigrant who grew up in poverty and, through perseverance and hard work, went on to become one of the most popular and successful entertainers of all time. Houdini was an artist who created his acts carefully, practicing them for years in some cases. He performed such seemingly impossible stunts as escaping several sets of handcuffs and ropes after jumping off a bridge into a flowing river. Kids will learn how he devised his most legendary stunts and will also learn the science and logic behind many of Houdini’s acts including his famous milk can escape. Kids can amaze their family and friends with these simple, entertaining, and fun tricks and illusions: Stepping through an index card , performing an odd number trick, making a coin appear, ind reading with a secret code, making a magic box, lifting a person with one hand, making a talking board... and more"--p. 4 of cover
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
"Ages 9 & up"--Back cover
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
For kids
Target audience
juvenile
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Harry Houdini for kids : his life and adventures with 21 magic tricks and illusions, Laurie Carlson
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-134) and index
Contents
Humble beginnings: Step through a note card -- Odd number trick -- A star is born: Linking paper rings -- Lift a person with one hand -- Four against one -- Balls or coins trick -- Becoming the handcuff king: Dissolving rings trick -- Magic knot trick -- Mind reading with secret code -- And the crowd goes wild!: Magic key trick -- Make a magic box -- Going to extremes: Milk can escape-measure volume displacement -- Build a box kite -- Aviator, actor...spy?: Magical money trick -- Write an invisible message -- Make a secret spy safe -- Crack a secret code -- Ghostbuster: Make some slimy ectoplasm -- Make a talking board -- Create ghostly handprints -- Was it murder?: Farmer's chop suey -- Resources
Control code
200896667
Dimensions
22 x 28 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
vii, 136 p.
Isbn
9781556527821
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008021404
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Harry Houdini for kids : his life and adventures with 21 magic tricks and illusions, Laurie Carlson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-134) and index
Contents
Humble beginnings: Step through a note card -- Odd number trick -- A star is born: Linking paper rings -- Lift a person with one hand -- Four against one -- Balls or coins trick -- Becoming the handcuff king: Dissolving rings trick -- Magic knot trick -- Mind reading with secret code -- And the crowd goes wild!: Magic key trick -- Make a magic box -- Going to extremes: Milk can escape-measure volume displacement -- Build a box kite -- Aviator, actor...spy?: Magical money trick -- Write an invisible message -- Make a secret spy safe -- Crack a secret code -- Ghostbuster: Make some slimy ectoplasm -- Make a talking board -- Create ghostly handprints -- Was it murder?: Farmer's chop suey -- Resources
Control code
200896667
Dimensions
22 x 28 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
vii, 136 p.
Isbn
9781556527821
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008021404
Other physical details
ill.

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