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From humble beginnings Erich Weiss, known better by his stage name of Harry Houdini, was a hard-working and bright young man who became the greatest illusionist and entertainer of his time. Born into a poor immigrant family, he climbed the ladder of success through his passion for magic and escapism. Read about his journey to become the greatest influence and inspiration of countless magicians and entertainers to this day, more than one hundred years after his rise to fame.
Fast-paced and easy-to-read, 32-page graphic biographies teach children about historical figures: those who lead us into new territory, pursued scientific discoveries; battled injustice and prejudice; and broke down creative and artistic barriers. Using the graphics, children can activate prior knowledge, bridging what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions.