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Noellen W. reviewed Houdini: Master of Illusion (Scholastic biography) on
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The book begins at his child hood and continues to his death. This book does a good job descriping his life. It also tells you the way he did some of his tricks.this book is easy to read. Also if you enjoy magic, you might likes this book.
Houdini, the name evokes mystery. Houdini, world famous escape artist and magician. But who was Harry Houdini?
Born in Erich Weiss, he learned magic while working as a photographer's assistant in New York. Soon he and his brother were performing all over town. But Houdini wouldn't settle for just being a magician-he wanted more. He developed new and grander illusions including his most famous trick of all; the Milk Can Escape, in which he was handcuffed and submerged in water inside a padlocked milk can that was inside a padlocked, iron-bound wooden box.
With descriptions of some of Houdini's most amazing tricks-and explanations of how he pulled some of them off-this compelling biography is a fascinating portrait of a man who still symbolizes mystery and magic.