March 24 Birthday: A Picture Book of Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini, magician
Mar. 24, 1874-Oct. 31, 1926

A Picture Book of Harry Houdini by David A. Adler, illustrated by Matt Collins (Holiday House, 2009).

Harry Houdini lived a glamorous life as a magician, mesmerizing fans with his death-defying escapes but he came from a very modest background. He helped his family make ends meet by shining shoes. A look at the boy who became one of the world’s greatest escape artists. Back matter contains extensive source notes and recommended websites.

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