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Escape! The Story of the Great Houdini

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Transcript of Escape! The Story of the Great Houdini

Escape! The Story of the Great Houdini
Setting
Time: 1874- 1926

Place: Houdini travels from Europe to
Wisconsin, Texas to Montreal.
Escape!
Author: Sid Fleischman

Genre: Nonfiction
My Opinion
I didn't really like this book, because I prefer fiction books more than nonfiction books. In this book, it is written from the third person's perspective. There are only facts, not many thoughts, so this book was little bit boring. But after the 1/3 of the book it really talks about the handcuffs and jail breaking, so that part was fun.
Summary
Houdini was born in Hungary, 1874. He ran away when he was young to earn money. He did many things such as shining shoes, sending letters, athlete, actor and many more, but later he became a famous magician, which was what he wanted to be. Everyone called him the worlds' hancuff king and prison breaker. Some people didn't trust him, so they put him in jail, without anything, even clothes, and told him to escape. He, of course, escaped. Also, He could vanish an elephant and walk through brick halls. One thing he did everytime was ripping his sleeves to prove that nothing was there. He died on October 31st, 1926.
Sid Fleischman
Sid Fleishman is an American author with many awards. He was born on March 16, 1920 in New York. He won the Newberry Medal for the Whipping Boy and Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Humbug Mountain. When he was a fifth grader, he became a magician and performed his first act. At the age of 19, he published his first book, Between Cocktails, which was also about magic. He was interested in magic and he could meet Bess Houdini, wife of Harry Houdini. He was born in Broklyn, New York and raised in California. He has 60 books to his credit. He died on March 17, 2010.

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