Harry Houdini for Kids

His Life and Adventures with 21 Magic Tricks and Illusions

by Laurie Carlson

Series: For Kids series

From his impoverished childhood to his feat of becoming one of the most successful entertainers of all time, this fascinating biography presents a memorable portrait of magician and escape artist Harry Houdini. Guidelines for 21 fun magic tricks are also provided, including how to stick a needle into a balloon without popping it, how to step through a note card, and how to make a coin vanish. Illustrating the science and logic behind many of Houdini's most notable acts, the magic-based activities also explain his famous Milk Can Escape through an accessible water displacement experiment and demonstrate simple mathematics with his Odd Number Trick. Touching on his time as an actor, an aviator, and possibly even a spy for the U.S. government, this thoroughly entertaining biography also features a time line, curriculum links for educators, and books and websites for further exploration.

  • Chicago Review Press; February 2009
  • ISBN: 9781569762202
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  • Title: Harry Houdini for Kids
  • Series: For Kids series
  • Author: Laurie Carlson
  • Imprint: Chicago Review Press