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The Resource Escape! : the story of the great Houdini, [by] Sid Fleischman

Escape! : the story of the great Houdini, [by] Sid Fleischman

Label
Escape! : the story of the great Houdini
Title
Escape!
Title remainder
the story of the great Houdini
Statement of responsibility
[by] Sid Fleischman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A biography of the magician, ghost chaser, aviator, and king of escape artists whose amazing feats are still remembered long after his death in 1926
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 793.8/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1545.H8
LC item number
F55 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Escape! : the story of the great Houdini, [by] Sid Fleischman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-206) and index
Contents
Preface: sleuthing the Houdini story -- He was born, but where? -- From rags to rags -- King of the necktie cutters -- The Pygmalion of East 69th Street -- Dressing up the act -- Magic for sale! -- Mr. Beck beckons -- Don't walk on the grass -- The queen's dress -- The Siberian mystery -- Double-crossing -- The ink-stained wretch -- The life expectancy of an eggshell -- Unmasking an icon -- Walking through a brick wall -- One elephant to go -- The movie star -- The man who fooled Sherlock Holmes -- The phantom follies -- The pajama pocket -- Postmortem -- Digging around in Houdini's past
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
210 p.
Isbn
9780060850951
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg.)
Lccn
2005052631
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Illustrated dust jacket. Glazed black paper over boards. Purchase, Yankee Book Peddler, Inc., 2007.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)61247417
  • ucoclc61247417
Label
Escape! : the story of the great Houdini, [by] Sid Fleischman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-206) and index
Contents
Preface: sleuthing the Houdini story -- He was born, but where? -- From rags to rags -- King of the necktie cutters -- The Pygmalion of East 69th Street -- Dressing up the act -- Magic for sale! -- Mr. Beck beckons -- Don't walk on the grass -- The queen's dress -- The Siberian mystery -- Double-crossing -- The ink-stained wretch -- The life expectancy of an eggshell -- Unmasking an icon -- Walking through a brick wall -- One elephant to go -- The movie star -- The man who fooled Sherlock Holmes -- The phantom follies -- The pajama pocket -- Postmortem -- Digging around in Houdini's past
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
210 p.
Isbn
9780060850951
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg.)
Lccn
2005052631
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Illustrated dust jacket. Glazed black paper over boards. Purchase, Yankee Book Peddler, Inc., 2007.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)61247417
  • ucoclc61247417

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