- A magician who could escape from any handcuffs, chains, jail cells, or locks ever invented
- The first pilot to fly a plane in Australia
- A famous movie star who was recognized around the world
Every kid has heard of Harry Houdini, the famous magician who could escape from handcuffs, jail cells, and locked trunks. But do they know that the ever-ambitious and adventurous Houdini was also a famous movie star and the first pilot to fly a plane in Australia? This well-told biography is full of the details of Houdini's life that kids will really want to know about and illustrated throughout with beaujpgul black-and-white line drawings. Illustrated by John O'Brien.