A Spotlight for Harry

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A Spotlight for Harry

By Eric A. Kimmel; Jim Madsen (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780375856969, 104pp.

Publication Date: September 28, 2010

Description

Harry Weiss later known as Harry Houdini is enthralled when the circus comes to his Wisconsin town. He loves all the acts, but his favorites are the tightrope and the amazing trick where a man hangs from a rope by his teeth Harry and his brother decide to try circus tricks in a nearby barn, and although Harry's headstrong determination leads him into trouble, it also opens up a whole new world. In this evocative story, Eric A. Kimmel tells how Harry Weiss discovered his love for performing, many years before he became world famous.
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About the Author
Eric Kimmel is the award-winning author of several well-known children s books, including "A Horn for Louis "and "A Picture for Marc," which was a Sydney Taylor Notable Book and a Bank Street College of Education Best Children s Book. He lives in Portland, Oregon."

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