Monday, October 15, 2012

Harry Houdini by Janice Weaver - ADVISABLE

Weaver, Janice Harry Houdini, illustrations by Chris Lane.  Abrams, 2012.  $19.  PICTURE BOOK.  

Much, much more than a picture book, despite its format, this is a fact-filled look at the life of Harry Houdini.  Using new illustrations, historic documents and many photographs, there is so much information here that even a middle school student could probably use this to write a report on the great man.  Houdini’s life is incredible – especially since he couldn’t resort to the camera tricks and digital “magic” that is used way too much nowadays.  

EL, MS – ADVISABLE.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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