The Houdini Box
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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.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Other book format | 80 pages
  • 182.88 x 231.14 x 12.7mm | 385.55g
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1416968784
  • 9781416968788
  • 473,577

Review quote

"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 Reviewsshow more

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1,526 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
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4 39% (595)
3 26% (401)
2 4% (67)
1 1% (19)
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