Spellbinder by Tom Lalicki
The Life of Harry Houdini

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TOM LALICKI is the author of "Spellbinder: The Life of Harry Houdini," an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and "Danger in the Dark," the first book in the Houdini & Nate Mystery series. He lives in Westchester County, New York.
Published June 1, 2000 by Holiday House. 96 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Stocking the tale with a generous array of family portraits, dramatic publicity photos, and attention-grabbing playbills, the author paints a vivid picture of an intense, generous man who did not need to have his exploits exaggerated to make him a folk hero—or, as once billed, “The Most Popular M...

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He attributes Houdini's breakthrough, in large part, to his 1899 introduction to Martin Beck, who backed him and encouraged Houdini to drop the more banal magician's tricks in favor of innovative escapes, which he mastered through intense physical exertion and practice (e.g., he spent more than t...

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