Houdini: Master of Illusion by Clinton Cox

December 1st, 2009 by

houdini-by-clinton-coxReviewed by: Kathy, Age 9 from Indiana

Rating: ★★★★★

My book about Houdini was fantastic, but what;s sad is that he was poor in his childhood and has to work to help his family live. But, he had fun working with his brother Theo on magic tricks. One of the tricks he did was very cool and how he did it was fantastic. If you wnat to know how he did his tricks, just read this book. I think it was cool how Houdini got married twice to the same girl. But I’m not telling who.

Did you know that he was a master at unlocking locks? One example of this is when the officers of the town came with a new lock. They wanted Houdini to try to get out. When Houdini got in, he immediately tried to unlock the lock. But it wouldn’t budge. Hours passed, but it still wouldn’t budge. Houdini got frusterated and just pushed on the door and it opened. So really it was just the lock in his own mind. So I think the biography about Houdini is amazing. I think you should read this book.