Beyond his on-stage magic, Houdini also made his mark as an airplane pioneer, movie star, and debunker of frauds. His renown extended from his childhood home in Appleton, Wisconsin to Europe to Sydney, Australia. Children will thrill as they read about his seemingly superhuman successes - including when Houdini, hanging by his ankles and wrapped in a straightjacket, managed to free himself in less than three minutes. The biography also delves into Houdini's impoverished childhood, his close relationship with his family, his start in show business - and how he managed some of his famous tricks.
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did not want it to end fascinating characters, sadly forgotten by today's standards... looking for more stories like this
We listened to this on a road trip with our six kids ages 15 - 3 years. Held everyone's attention and great biography. So glad that Houdini was a great defender of Truth in addition to being a fabulous showman.
We listened to it before attending an exhibit about Harry Houdini and my kids felt like they knew some things! It was a good, easy listen. Not boring!
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