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Houdini and the Five-Cent Circus

Paperback

A thrilling reimagining of Houdini’s childhood years and the life that made him master of escape, from the award-winning author of The Ostrich Boys.

The year is 1885 and Erik Weisz, a penniless immigrant, has found himself in trouble again. His uncanny talent for picking locks and his gleeful showboating to match it, have earned him very few friends and a bad reputation. But this is just the beginning of his story and Erik is destined for a far more magical future. Watch as he transforms before your very eyes into the greatest showman the world has ever seen… Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

RRP: £6.99 Out of stock

ISBN

978-1-78112-810-7

Publication Date

08-06-2018

Format

Paperback

Pages

112 pages

Dimensions

130x198mm

Product Description

A thrilling reimagining of Houdini’s childhood years and the life that made him master of escape, from the award-winning author of The Ostrich Boys.

The year is 1885 and Erik Weisz, a penniless immigrant, has found himself in trouble again. His uncanny talent for picking locks and his gleeful showboating to match it, have earned him very few friends and a bad reputation. But this is just the beginning of his story and Erik is destined for a far more magical future. Watch as he transforms before your very eyes into the greatest showman the world has ever seen… Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

Author

Keith Gray

KEITH GRAY’s debut novel Creepers was published when he was only 24 and was shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. His subsequent books include Ostrich Boys which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal as well as the Costa Children’s Book Award and has been adapted for the stage, The Last Soldier which was shortlisted for the Scottish Teen Book Awards, and The Runner which won the Smarties Silver Medal. Keith lives with his family in Vienna, Austria, where he co-founded the writer development community Kulturverein: Sunday Writers’ Club.