Escape! The Story of the Great Houdini

How can anyone escape from a sealed underwater tank when their hands are tied, or get out of handcuffs and chains while hanging upside down? Harry Houdini’s incredible escapes made him a superstar, but how did he do it?
Ages 11+
Pages 210
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
American Library Association Notable Children's Book
Kirkus Starred Review
Publisher's Weekly Starred Review

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88 Reviews

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I loved this book!

Review by Ellie

In this book, you learn about someone very special and unique. His name was Harry Houdini, and he was a famous magician. Harry's real name was Ehrich Weiss, and it was changed to Harry when his family moved to America. This book tells you all about Harry's family, his life, and how it felt to be a magician. If you don't read this book, you may never learn about Harry Houdini's life, which I personally think is very interesting!

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Escape! The story of the Great Harry Houdini

Review by mymustang1234

I enjoy reading biographies and I knew a little about a Harry Houdini before I read this book. I thought it would have been written in a more exciting way. I thought it was boring.

Aug 03, 2020 10:49 PM
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Hard to read!

Review by abernz

The book sounded like the author was trying to use fancy words for everything. I found it boring.

Nov 02, 2019 11:04 PM
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DONT READ THE OTHER REVIEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Review by SBY

I think this is a WONDERFUL BOOK!!! It is so cool. like I said before, don't read the other reviews!!!!!!!!!!

Mar 06, 2019 07:22 PM
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Review by curlywaffle

this book was kind of boring.

Dec 05, 2018 09:31 PM
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Boring and a waste of time

Review by rachelsofia

It sucked. I would NEVER lend it to any of my friends or anything because they would die of boredom. Seriously, why waste your time? There are SO many other books to read. Ugh.

Aug 04, 2018 10:26 AM