Houdini: The Handcuff King

Jason Lutes (Author) Nick Bertozzi (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
September 24, 2019
Pages
96
Dimensions
6.8 X 0.6 X 10.1 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781368022316

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About the Author

Jason Lutes has been an admirer of Houdini for most of his adult life, and his celebrated graphic novel for adults, Jar of Fools, also pays homage to the Handcuff King. His most recent book is Berlin. Jason lives in Vermont with his partner and two children, where he teaches comics at the Center for Cartoon Studies. Nick Bertozzi is an award-winning cartoonist. Some of his most notable works include The Salon, Lewis &amp Clark, Persimmon Cup, the New York Times best-selling Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey, and the New York Times best-selling Jerusalem: A Family Portrait (written by Boaz Yakin). He has received the Ignatz Award and multiple Harvey Awards, and has taught cartooning at the School of Visual Arts for 14 years. Nick lives in Queens, NY with his wife and daughters. Visit him online at nickbertozzi.com.

Reviews

2008 YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens2008 Booklist Top Ten Graphic Novel for Youth
"Lutes and Bertozzi successfully offer a tiny snapshot as a way into a very large life."--Publishers Weekly
PRAISE FOR THOREAU AT WALDEN

* "Porcellino creates a poetic alternation of words and silences that effectively draws the reader into Thoreau's point of view."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
* "Avoiding overt, showy tricks themselves, Lutes and Bertozzi use clean, simple storytelling and crisp, clear black-and-white art to create not only a portrait of the man but also that sense of suspense and anticipation Houdini generated in his performances."--Booklist (starred review)
PRAISE FOR SATCHEL PAIGE: STRIKING OUT JIM CROW

* "By emphasizing Paige's influence and mythos rather than focusing on details about his life or career, Sturm and Tommaso offer a powerful and unique testimony to his legacy."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
PRAISE FOR THOREAU AT WALDEN

2009 ALA Best Books for Young Adults
* "Bertozzi's illustrations are simply spectacular."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
PRAISE FOR ANNIE SULLIVAN AND THE TRIALS OF HELEN KELLER

* "[B]rilliantly conceived and executed. . . . [R]arely is [this story] presented in such a breathtaking, original, and empathetic fashion."--Booklist (starred review)
PRAISE FOR AMELIA EARHART: THIS BROAD OCEAN

* "Like Earhart herself, this book ought to soar exuberantly into the hearts of its readers."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)