Synopsis: When Erich emigrated to the US, his family couldn’t afford to send him to school. That didn’t stop him from learning – he became a genius with cards, and even a trapeze artist! But while working as a locksmith, he realised his talent for picking locks… and the great Harry Houdini was born. He became one of the greatest escape artists of all time, and performed incredible stunts that keep us guessing today. This inspiring story of the legendary entertainer features a fact and photo session at the back.

Release Date: 1st March 2022

Genres: Biography/ Memoir, Children’s, Picture Book, Illusions, Trick Art, Family, Historical

Pages: 32

Thank you so much to Quarto/Frances Lincoln Childrens and Netgalley for the ebook to read and review

Review: Wow I honestly never knew this much about Harry Houdini and I’m even more amazed by him now knowing these facts. It’s amazing that even when he was young he was fascinated in doing these types of tricks and learning more ways to create an illusion is amazing.

He performed so many incredible feats in so many strange ways, it’s amazing really when you think about how he managed to figure out these tricks and do them with no one else having any ideas how to solve them.

What an incredible book this one was, loved learning all about him as I didn’t realise how little I did know previously. As always when I read these books I love them and always highly recommend them for children to read, they teach so much about other people and how they became who they were, it’s also great at instilling inspiration to many young readers. I love this series.

About Author: Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children’s books and the author of the multimillion-copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series of picture books that explore the lives of outstanding people. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture.

About Illustrator: Juliana Vido is an illustrator based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


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