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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
Statement of responsibility
Laurie Carlson
Title variation
Harry Houdini for kids, his life and adventures with twenty-one magic tricks and illusions
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Synopsis: 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 fascinating 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; Mind reading with a secret code; Making a magic box; Lifting a person with one hand; Making a talking board; And much more
Summary
Reviews the complex life of this magician, escape artist, actor, aviator, and possible spy for the U.S., and provides instructions for numerous magic tricks, including sticking a needle into a balloon and making a coin vanish
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
304121
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 793.8092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
"Ages 9 & up"--Back cover
LC call number
GV1545.H8
LC item number
C33 2009
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 8
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
his life and adventures with 21 magic tricks and illusions
Label
Harry Houdini for kids : his life and adventures with 21 magic tricks and illusions, Laurie Carlson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-134) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Time line -- Introduction -- 1: Humble Beginnings -- Step through a note card -- Odd number trick -- 2: Star Is Born -- Linking paper rings -- Lift a person with one hand -- Four against one -- Balls or coins trick -- 3: Becoming The Handcuff King -- Dissolving rings trick -- Magic knot trick -- Mind reading with secret code -- 4: Crowd goes wild! -- Magic key -- Make a magic box -- 5: Going to extremes -- Milk can escape-measure volume displacement -- Build a box kite -- 6: Aviator, actor-spy? -- Magical money trick -- Write an invisible message -- Make a secret spy safe -- Crack a secret code -- 7: Ghostbuster -- Make some slimy ectoplasm -- Make a talking board -- Create ghostly handprints -- 8: Was It Murder? -- Farmer's chop suey -- Resources -- Further reading -- Web sites to explore -- Sources -- Index
Control code
18849486
Dimensions
22 x 28 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vii, 136 pages
Isbn
9781556527821
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008021404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2008021404
  • (OCoLC)ocn228365680
  • (OCoLC)228365680
Label
Harry Houdini for kids : his life and adventures with 21 magic tricks and illusions, Laurie Carlson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-134) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Time line -- Introduction -- 1: Humble Beginnings -- Step through a note card -- Odd number trick -- 2: Star Is Born -- Linking paper rings -- Lift a person with one hand -- Four against one -- Balls or coins trick -- 3: Becoming The Handcuff King -- Dissolving rings trick -- Magic knot trick -- Mind reading with secret code -- 4: Crowd goes wild! -- Magic key -- Make a magic box -- 5: Going to extremes -- Milk can escape-measure volume displacement -- Build a box kite -- 6: Aviator, actor-spy? -- Magical money trick -- Write an invisible message -- Make a secret spy safe -- Crack a secret code -- 7: Ghostbuster -- Make some slimy ectoplasm -- Make a talking board -- Create ghostly handprints -- 8: Was It Murder? -- Farmer's chop suey -- Resources -- Further reading -- Web sites to explore -- Sources -- Index
Control code
18849486
Dimensions
22 x 28 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vii, 136 pages
Isbn
9781556527821
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008021404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2008021404
  • (OCoLC)ocn228365680
  • (OCoLC)228365680

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