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. - Publisher.
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4 editions First published in 1991
1991, KnopfThe Houdini box
March 29, 1994, Knopf Books for Young ReadersThe Houdini Box
Paperback in English
2001, Atheneum Books for Young ReadersThe Houdini box
2008, Atheneum Books for Young ReadersThe Houdini box
Hardcover in English - 1st ed.
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