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The Secret of the Great Houdini (signed)

Burleigh, Robert

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ISBN 10: 0689832672 / ISBN 13: 9780689832673
Published by Atheneum, New York, 2002
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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1st ptg., oblong 4to picture book, laminated pictorial boards. A young boy watches the great escape artist and learns a valuable lesson about life. Black mark to bottom edge, else fine, signed by the author on half title. Signed by author. Bookseller Inventory # 21050

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Title: The Secret of the Great Houdini (signed)

Publisher: Atheneum, New York

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Gore, Leonid

Book Condition:Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st

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Synopsis:

I am Houdini.

I am one whom nothing can contain.

I free myself.

Do you believe me now?

At last?

A master of deception, Harry Houdini spent his life entertaining audiences with his own particular blend of illusion and magic. Whether he was escaping from locked trunks submerged in the water or dangling by his feet from the tops of skyscrapers, Houdini always tested the boundaries of the body, the forces of nature, and the imagination.

In The Secret of the Great Houdini, Houdini must once again escape from a seemingly impossible bind. In the astonished crowd, a little boy finds himself mesmerized by the powers of freedom and human will that Houdini represented in his life. He discovers that Houdini's secret goes far beyond his illusions, to something all people can attain -- if only they believe they can.

About the Author:

Robert Burleigh has written a number of books for children, including Black Whiteness: Admiral Byrd Alone in the Antarctic, A Man Named Thoreau, and Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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