Young Houdini: The Magician's Fire
The world's most famous magician. But before his name became legend, who was young Harry Houdini? New York City, 1886. Harry Houdini is just a penniless street urchin dabbling with a few escape tricks. But when a well-known magician goes missing in mysterious circumstances, Harry and his friends, Arthur and Billie, are sucked into a deadly adventure. Now Harry must put all his extraordinary skills into action - not just to solve the mystery - but to stay alive. Because when he falls into the clutches of some of Manhattan's most dangerous villains, his spectacular escapes won't be for show - they'll be a matter of life and death!
- Paperback | 240 pages
- 128 x 196 x 20mm | 120g
- 20 Jan 2015
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
'This is a racy, pacey read: youngsters will find it hard to put this book down at the cliff edge of any chapter.' * Sophie Smiley, The School Librarian * 'Nicholson gives us a whizzing, dizzying, dazzling adventure' * Sophie Smiley, The School Librarian * 'A fast moving mixture of excitement and danger' * Armadillo Magazine * 'A rattling good yarn' * TheBookbag * 'Nicholson smoothly blends Houdini's prowess as an escape artist with his fictional hero's sleuthing skills as he tracks down a missing elderly magician... A cliffhanger ending will leave readers eager for the next installment.' * Publishers Weekly * 'A fast-paced mystery... Middle-grade readers... will gallop through this spellbinder' * Kirkus Reviews * 'This series opener is action-packed and fast-paced...' * School Library Journal * 'There was never a boring bit throughout and it always had you on the edge of your seat.' * Hamish, age 10 * 'Young Houdini is so adventurous. It is full of heroes and sinister villains. It is written so well that I can't put the book down.' * Eva, age 9 * 'It's AMAZING! I just couldn't stop reading it, every bit of it is full of adventure and excitement. I loved it!' * Jaya, age 8 *