The Amazing Harry Kellar

Great American Magician

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ISBN: 9781629791708

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Presenting the amazing Harry Kellar! The first magician to receive international fame! The most well-known illusionist at the turn of the twentieth century! The model for the Wizard of Oz! Author Gail Jarrow follows Kellar from a magician's assistant traveling and performing across the United States during the Civil War to an international superstar with a show of his own, entertaining emperors, kings, and presidents. Jarrow uses Kellar's own words and images—his amazing four-color promotional posters—to tell his riveting story in this first Kellar biography for young readers. And she reveals the science behind Kellar's illusions and explores nineteenth-century entertainment and transportation as well as the history of magic, spiritualism, and séances.

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Format: eBook
Price: 10.99 USD / 23.95 CAD
Published: 2012-06-01
ISBN: 9781629791708
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Page Count: 96
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★ "A first-rate visual presentation accompanies a fascinating biography of the first dean of the Society of American Magicians, a man Houdini regarded as a mentor. . . . Dozens of spectacular Kellar posters along with a dramatic book design nicely support this well-constructed look at a consummate showman. (timeline, bibliography, annotated sources)" -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ "This book draws readers in. . . . An excellent example of nonfiction that is readable, visually appealing, and well researched." -- School Library Journal, starred review

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