I knew, as everyone knows, that the easiest way to attract a crowd is to let it be known that at a given time and a given place some one is going to attempt something that in the event of failure will mean sudden death. That´s what attracts us to the man who paints the flagstaff on the tall building, or to the ´human fly´ who scales the walls of the same building. (Harry Houdini) There is no shortage of professional magicians and stuntmen in the 21st century, but all of them owe something to the most famous stuntman of them all, Harry Houdini. A century after he began to thrill audiences with his patented escape acts, Houdini´s name remains synonymous with seemingly miraculous escapes and getaways, and his name is instantly recognizable even among those who have never seen pictures of his stunts. Houdini wasn´t the first of his kind, but after he got his start as ´´Harry ´Handcuff´ Houdini´´ during a traveling European tour, he added the kind of showmanship and flair that have become standard fare among performers of his kind. His initial repertoire of escaping handcuffs eventually gave way to far grander feats, involving skyscrapers, straitjackets, and being buried alive. With fame came skepticism, and Houdini was frequently accused of being a fake and fixing his escapes. Some even believed he was helped by supernatural forces. Skeptics were bolstered by the fact that, like his escapes and magic tricks, Houdini remained a man shrouded in mystery, constantly changing his own life story to reinvent himself as he thought fit. Though Houdini insisted his stunts were real and constantly went after those who besmirched him or his profession, his success couldn´t help but breed both legends and criticism simultaneously. By the end of his life, Houdini had transformed himself into a national celebrity, and he tried to dabble in acting and other pursuits, but he was destined to be forever associated with the profession he helped pioneer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D. Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099207/bk_acx0_099207_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
1001 Things Your Kids Should See and Do: Harry Harrison
Kid Scanlan: H. C. (Harry Charles) Witwer
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! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Pariseau. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003576/bk_lili_003576_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Horrible Harry has caused a lot of trouble at school, but this time, he´s taken it to a new level. When Sid ruins an origami insect Song Lee made, Harry defends her - by targeting Sid for some serious revenge. No one knows when, where, or how, but Harry is determined to get back at Sid! Will it be on Pajama Day, when the kids wear their PJs to school? Will it happen in Room 3B? Or will Harry´s horrible plan mean Sid is the only one not invited to Harry´s ninth birthday party? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joshua Swanson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003315/bk_lili_003315_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Harry and Meghan are both serving as police dogs and are extremely proud of their abilities and devotion to being crime fighters. This book features their training, efforts, and the skills and thrills of being a police dog. Both Harry and Meghan race to the scene to find Primrose the Pink Poodle in distress. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Studio78 Audio Solutions. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116726/bk_acx0_116726_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Some friendships are meant to be.... A story about family, friendship, and belonging from best-selling author Sarah Lean. Hope lives with her artist mum in the Pyrenees. It´s always been just the two of them...until Frank - a free-spirited traveller - arrives with his donkey, Harry. Hope and Frank form a close bond, so it´s hard for both of them when Frank decides it´s time to move on. Hope questions what she is to Frank. He´s not her dad, but he was more than just her mum´s boyfriend. Except there´s no name for that kind of pair.... Hope promises to look after Harry, and slowly another special pair is made - one that makes Hope realise that some friendships become part of you, and even when someone is far away they are always near to your heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katy Sobey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001973/bk_hcuk_001973_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the third book in the best-selling Harry the Happy Mouse series! Harry´s Spooky Surprise! is set around Halloween. Harry needs to visit his friends at nighttime to collect items from them for a very special reason. Harry learns that there is no reason to be afraid of the dark and the importance of saying ´´thank you´´. Harry the Happy Mouse (the first book in the series) is an Amazon #1 best-seller, teaching children the value of kindness. Harry the Christmas Mouse (the second book), which was a #1 best-seller in both the UK and USA, teaches children the value of team work Pre-release reviews for Harry´s Spooky Surprise!: ´´A charming story that kids will love.´´ (thedadwebsite.com, five-star review) ´´Sweet character. Sweet story. Sweet surprise!´´ (Katharine E. Hamilton, author) ´´Love the book - sweet, funny and rhyming poems.´´ (theelysiangeek.com, five-star review) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollye Sangster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119078/bk_acx0_119078_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The best-selling Christmas book is now in audio!Teaches children about the importance of teamworkThe fourth book in the Harry the Happy Mouse seriesJoin Harry the happy mouse and friends as they save Christmas Day! In the follow-up to the best-selling children’s picture book, Harry the Happy Mouse, all of the characters are back working together to help Santa on Christmas Eve.Harry sets off on his short winter walk to discover Santa in trouble. Harry and friends work together as a great team to save Christmas. All set on Christmas Eve, this book is a great story that conveys the magic of Christmas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollye Sangster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120237/bk_acx0_120237_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.