October 12, 2014

Young Houdini: The Magician’s Fire by Simon Nicholson – Spotlight and Giveaway

Young Houdini

Young Harry Houdini spends his days chaining himself to train tracks and teetering on wires high above the city with his two best friends, Arthur and Billie. But when Harry’s friend and magical mentor, Herbie, disappears, the three friends band together, determined to rescue the beloved magician.

With nothing more than a mysterious puff of purple smoke, an ominous threat, and a menacing Bulgarian for evidence, Harry, Arthur, and Billie embark on a dangerously thrilling investigation that pushes their skill, and friendship, to the limits. But can Harry find Herbie before it’s too late?

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Young Houdini: The Magician’s Fire by Simon Nicholson
Publication Date:  October 7, 2014
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

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Simon Nicholson writes for Nick Jr. including such shows as Tickety Tock, Bob the Builder, and Zack and Quack, as well as for BBC children’s programming. He lives in London. Visit him online a and on Twitter @SimonBNicholson

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  1. Carl

    I think he was just one of the greatest and the most well-known. Even today we still don’t know how he did some of his tricks.

  2. Dorothy Teel

    I like that he did tricks or illusions that others are still trying to perform and didn’t he die on Halloween?

  3. Teresa Richards

    I loved the gripping the edge of your seat suspense.

  4. shell

    sounds great thanks for the chance luv

  5. Karen Bainbridge

    Houdini was and still is the most renown magician/illusionist ever, he brought illusions to the public that were unheard of and they fascinated them and us! His illusions were both masterful and creative plus occasionally death defying but some of his work has never been replicated and probably should not be!!

  6. Lacey

    Because magic is awesome and mysterious and he was the most magical of all.

  7. Mai Tran

    He looks like Harry Potter is what makes him interesting to me.

  8. Lori Ha

    I think it was his risk taking especially with his own life :)

  9. Elizabeth

    I don’t know much about him, but he sounds like an interesting guy

  10. Jenn

    Because he was this amazing escape artist, he’s like the person that made daring escapes famous

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