Read all about Harry Houdini, the famous American magician, in this nonfiction Level 2 Ready-to-Read!
Find out how a little boy named Ehrich Weiss became Harry Houdini—the greatest magician the world has ever known! A special section in the back of the book includes a time line of Harry Houdini's life.
About the Author
Patricia Lakin, a former elementary school teacher and an award-winning author, has written more than fifty published works. Her books, both fiction and nonfiction, span multiple age groups—from toddlers to middle graders. Patricia lives in New York City with her husband, Lee Koenigsberg. They have two grown sons, Aaron and Benjahmin. When not reading, writing, or researching, she can be found traveling with Lee to far-off places in the world.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I liked that this biography showed a family immigrating to America in the late 1800s and the hard work they endured to get ahead. I also really enjoyed the illustrations but thought some of the words would have been hard for a beginning reader.A library program to go along with this book could be a day of magic, where the children learn about famous magicians then learn a few magic tricks themselves.