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The Houdini Box

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Victor idolizes Harry Houdini so much that he locks himself inside his grandmother's trunk. But while Houdini finds his way out of such situations in seconds, Victor has to be let out of the trunk. Then one day he meets Houdini, and begs him to share the tricks of his trade. Houdini gives Victor a mysterious locked box. It takes years for Victor to discover its contents, and find a way out of the trunk in seconds. Illustrations.
The Houdini Box
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Open this book and come face-to-face with the greatest magician of all time: Harry Houdini

Victor is forever trying to escape from locked trunks, to walk through walls, and to perform any number of Houdini's astonishing magic tricks...without success. Then — amazingly — he meets his idol and begs Houdini to explain himself. A mysterious, locked box is the only answer, and Victor is left to wonder: Does the box contain the secrets of the most famous magic tricks ever performed?

From the creator of the Caldecott Medal-winning bestseller "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" comes this magical storybook that combines captivating mystery with mesmerizing historical fiction. Now, as a bonus at the end of the book, you will find a biographical note about Houdini, an illustrated magic trick, never-before-seen sketches by Brian Selznick, and more. "The Houdini Box" conjures up the pure pleasure of an old-time magic show.
Brian Selznick is the author and illustrator of the bestselling "The Invention of Hugo Cabret, " which was awarded the Caldecott Medal and was a National Book Award finalist. He is also the illustrator of many books for children, including "Frindle" and "Lunch Money" by Andrew Clements, as well as the "Doll People" trilogy by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, and "The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins" by Barbara Kerley, which was a Caldecott Honor Book. Mr. Selznick divides his time between Brooklyn, New York, and San Diego, California.

"Selznick illustrates his first book with vigorous, carefully composed black-and-white drawings; his faces express emotion with subtlety and quiet humor. The offbeat story is smoothly told...." -- Kirkus Reviews
Author
Brian Selznick
Short Title
HOUDINI BOX
Publisher
Atheneum Books
Language
English
Illustrator
Brian Selznick
ISBN-10
1416968784
ISBN-13
9781416968788
Media
Book
Format
Hardcover
DEWEY
FIC
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2008
Publication Date
2008-10-31
Pages
80
Imprint
Atheneum
Country of Publication
United States
Residence
New York City, NY, US
Audience Age
7-10
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