Escape!: the story of the great Houdini

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 6.6 - AR Pts: 5
Lexile measure:
940L
Description

Who was this man who could walk through brick walls and, with a snap of his fingers, vanish elephants? In these pages you will meet the astonishing Houdini--magician, ghost chaser, daredevil, pioneer aviator, and king of escape artists. No jail cell or straitjacket could hold him! He shucked off handcuffs as easily as gloves.

In this fresh, witty biography of the most famous bamboozler since Merlin, Sid Fleischman, a former professional magician, enriches his warm homage with insider information and unmaskings. Did Houdini really pick the jailhouse lock to let a fellow circus performer escape? Were his secrets really buried with him? Was he a bum magician, as some rivals claimed? How did he manage to be born in two cities, in two countries, on two continents at the same instant?

Here are the stories of how a knockabout kid named Ehrich Weiss, the son of an impoverished rabbi, presto-changoed himself into the legendary Harry Houdini. Here, too, are rare photographs never before seen by the general reader!

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780060850951
9780792787082
9780060850944
9780060850968
Reading Level:
MG
Level 6.6, 5 Points
Lexile measure:
940L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 868e7bef-16da-b23a-98fa-b7b878c825f3
Grouping Title escape the story of the great houdini
Grouping Author fleischman sid
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-10-17 22:44:38PM
Last Indexed 2019-10-17 23:58:20PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level MG
accelerated_reader_point_value 5
accelerated_reader_reading_level 6.6
author Sid Fleischman
author_display Fleischman, Sid
available_at_school Apollo Middle
Bellevue Middle
Cane Ridge High
Crieve Hall Elementary
Head Magnet Middle
Hillwood High
Hull-Jackson Montessori
Hume-Fogg Magnet High
Hunter's Lane High
JT Moore Middle
Madison Middle
McGavock High
McMurray Middle
Oliver Middle
collection_school Biography
detailed_location_school Apollo Middle - Teen Biography
Bellevue Middle - Teen Biography
Cane Ridge High - Teen Biography
Crieve Hall Elementary - Kids Biography
Head Middle Magnet - Teen Biography
Hillwood High - Teen Biography
Hull-Jackson Montessori - Kids Biography
Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Biography
Hunter's Lane High - Teen Biography
J.T. Moore Middle - Teen Biography
Madison Middle - Teen Biography
McGavock High - Teen Biography
McMurray Middle - Teen Biography
Oliver Middle - Teen Biography
display_description A biography of the magician, ghost chaser, aviator, and king of escape artists whose amazing feats are remembered long after his death in 1926. Profiling his early years, personal life, and great accomplishments in show business, the story of the famous magician, Harry Houdini, comes to life through a review of his greatest tricks and most amazing feats, complete with index, photos, and author's notes.
format_category_school Audio Books
Books
eBook
format_school Book
eAudiobook
id 868e7bef-16da-b23a-98fa-b7b878c825f3
isbn 9780060850944
9780060850951
9780060850968
9780792787082
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:CARL0000272142 35192034789234 Goodlettsville - Kids Biography jB H836f 1 false false On Shelf GO
ils:CARL0000272142 FF00006165 Hillwood High - Teen Biography B HOU FLE 1 false false On Shelf 67440
ils:CARL0000272142 B00429042 Crieve Hall Elementary - Kids Biography B HOU FLE 1 false false On Shelf 1D235
ils:CARL0000272142 P00351067 McGavock High - Teen Biography B HOU FLE 1 false false On Shelf 6D532
ils:CARL0000272142 35192034789242 Hermitage - Kids Biography jB H836f 1 false false On Shelf HM
ils:CARL0000272142 FF00026534 Apollo Middle - Teen Biography B HOU 1 false false On Shelf 4P577
ils:CARL0000272142 35192034789259 Hermitage - Kids Biography jB H836f 1 false false On Shelf HM
ils:CARL0000272142 SE00000004 Head Middle Magnet - Teen Biography B HOU 1 false false On Shelf 4E410
ils:CARL0000272142 P00400505 Hull-Jackson Montessori - Kids Biography B HOU FEL 1 false false On Shelf 1Z451
ils:CARL0000272142 QQ00134610 Bellevue Middle - Teen Biography B HOU FLE 1 false false On Shelf 44130
ils:CARL0000272142 35192034789226 Edmondson Pike - Kids Biography jB H836f 1 false false Checked Out EP
ils:CARL0000272142 35192035153596 Bordeaux - Kids Biography jB H836f 1 false false On Shelf BX
ils:CARL0000272142 B00422144 McMurray Middle - Teen Biography B HOU FLE 1 false false On Shelf 4K540
ils:CARL0000272142 35192035153612 Edgehill - Kids Biography jB H836f 1 false false On Shelf EH
ils:CARL0000272142 35192034789275 Madison - Kids Biography jB H836f 1 false false On Shelf MA
ils:CARL0000272142 35192034789283 Main Library - Kids Biography jB H836f 1 false false On Shelf MN
overdrive:ad768e65-adf6-41ba-a0e9-c2381ead2fc1 -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eAudiobook Audio Books 1 false true OverDrive OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen Available Online
ils:CARL0000597532 QQ00123048 Cane Ridge High - Teen Biography B HOU FLE 1 false false On Shelf 61182
ils:CARL0000597532 FF00064525 Madison Middle - Teen Biography B HOU FLE 1 false false On Shelf 4L545
ils:CARL0000597532 FF00055120 Oliver Middle - Teen Biography B HOU FLE 1 false false On Shelf 4S612
ils:CARL0000597532 FF00064527 Madison Middle - Teen Biography B HOU FLE 1 false false On Shelf 4L545
ils:CARL0000597532 QQ00123590 Hunter's Lane High - Teen Biography B HOU FLE 1 false false On Shelf 6A452
ils:CARL0000597532 FF00064529 Madison Middle - Teen Biography B HOU FLE 1 false false On Shelf 4L545
ils:CARL0000597532 QQ00123177 Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Biography B HOU FLE 1 false false On Shelf 69450
ils:CARL0000597532 FF00064528 Madison Middle - Teen Biography B HOU FLE 1 false false On Shelf 4L545
ils:CARL0000597532 FF00150210 J.T. Moore Middle - Teen Biography B HOU FLE 1 false false On Shelf 4O563
ils:CARL0000597532 FF00064526 Madison Middle - Teen Biography B HOU FLE 1 false false On Shelf 4L545
itype_school
Book
last_indexed 2019-10-18T04:58:20.349Z
lexile_score 940
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_school B HOU
B HOU FLE
B HOU FEL
B HOU FLE
owning_library_school Schools
owning_location_school Apollo Middle
Bellevue Middle
Cane Ridge High
Crieve Hall Elementary
Head Magnet Middle
Hillwood High
Hull-Jackson Montessori
Hume-Fogg Magnet High
Hunter's Lane High
JT Moore Middle
Madison Middle
McGavock High
McMurray Middle
Oliver Middle
primary_isbn 9780060850951
publishDate 2006
2008
2010
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:CARL0000272142 Book Books English Greenwillow Books, c2006. 210 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
overdrive:ad768e65-adf6-41ba-a0e9-c2381ead2fc1 eAudiobook Audio Books English Blackstone Publishing 2010
ils:CARL0000597532 Book Books 1st Collins ed. English Greenwillow Books, 2008. xvi, 217, 4 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_school
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000272142 35192034789234 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000272142 FF00006165 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000272142 B00429042 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000272142 P00351067 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000272142 35192034789242 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000272142 FF00026534 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000272142 35192034789259 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000272142 SE00000004 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000272142 P00400505 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000272142 QQ00134610 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000272142 35192034789226 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000272142 35192035153596 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000272142 B00422144 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000272142 35192035153612 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000272142 35192034789275 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000272142 35192034789283 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
overdrive:ad768e65-adf6-41ba-a0e9-c2381ead2fc1 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000597532 QQ00123048 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000597532 FF00064525 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000597532 FF00055120 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000597532 FF00064527 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000597532 QQ00123590 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000597532 FF00064529 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000597532 QQ00123177 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000597532 FF00064528 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000597532 FF00150210 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000597532 FF00064526 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
subject_facet Escape artists -- United States -- Biography
Escape artists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Houdini, Harry, -- 1874-1926
Houdini, Harry, -- 1874-1926 -- Juvenile literature
Magicians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Magicians. -- United States -- Biography
title_display Escape! : the story of the great Houdini
title_full Escape! : the story of the great Houdini / Sid Fleischman
Escape! : the story of the great Houdini / by Sid Fleischman
Escape! The Story of the Great Houdini
title_short Escape! :
title_sub the story of the great Houdini
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography
Escape artists
Games
Houdini, Harry
Juvenile Nonfiction
Magicians
Performing Arts