Harry Houdini (The First Names Series) (Hardcover)

By Kjartan Poskitt, Geraint Ford (Illustrator)

Harry N. Abrams, 9781419738623, 160pp.

Publication Date: August 13, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (8/13/2019)
MP3 CD (8/13/2019)

List Price: 9.99*
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About the Author

Kjartan Poskitt is an award-winning author who has written more than 80 children’s books. He lives in York, England, with his wife, four daughters, and a whole array of musical instruments. Visit his website at www.kjartan.co.uk and follow him on Twitter @kjartanposkitt. 


Geraint Ford is an illustrator who has worked on everything from magazines, to comics, to children’s books. He lives in England.


Praise For Harry Houdini (The First Names Series)

**STARRED REVIEW**
"In line with the series premise and overall informal tone, the author refers to him throughout as "Harry" (his stage name). Andrew Prentice does likewise for his free-spirited subject in the co-published Amelia Earhart (illustrated by Mike Smith), taking "Amelia" (or, in childhood chapters, "Millie") from homemade backyard roller coaster to final disappearance . . . Together with its companion, stimulating portraits of two colorful, driven historical figures."

— Kirkus Reviews

"This informative biography is a chatty and engaging read for the uninitiated as well as for those who thought they knew everything about one of the greatest magicians of all time."

— Booklist

"A lighthearted and easy look at some of the world’s most famous celebrities . . . The illustrations may prove to be comforting for fiction readers who enjoy diary style series like Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Rachel Renée Russell’s Dork Diaries."

— School Library Journal