on 17 May 2014
This is a book of 215 pages, is in large print and will only take a few hours to read.
BUT do not be put off by this..... Sid Fleischman tells the Houdini story in such an honest,
humorous and fresh way. Each chapter (21) covering the main events in Houdini's life.
Full of marvellous photographs and posters. I found this a truly enjoyable read.
on 12 May 2013
This was a reasonable, if not especially in depth look at Houdini and his life. I was surprised when I received it to find it had very large print and rather easy prose - it turned out that this is a young adult book aimed at the 11 to 15 age group, hence large print and simple text and lack of great depth and analysis. Taking it as a Young Adult book it's not bad, but the point is it was not clear on the description on Amazon that this was a book for young readers or I would have chosen another biography on Houdini, so be careful if thinking about this one - for a young reader it is a decent introduction to Houdini, but for most adults it is little use and bad marks to Amazon for failing to make very clear that this is a child's book.